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UMass Lowell Laying Off 100 Members of Staff

UMass Lowell Laying Off 100 Members of Staff

“The pandemic struck the Lowell campus with a vengeance”

This is due to the Coronavirus crisis and the plan is for these layoffs to be temporary.

WBUR reports:

UMass Lowell Cuts 100 Jobs — For Now

UMass Lowell, the second-largest public university in Massachusetts, will lay off about 100 members of staff.

University officials said the cuts to personnel — which are now deemed temporary, and will last at least several months — are part of an effort to close a projected budget deficit of $50 million.

The pandemic struck the Lowell campus with a vengeance, as it has with many colleges and universities. The school had to return $15 million in fees for housing, meals, room and parking to students forced off campus in the spring, while revenue from events and campus rentals dried up completely.

The university plans to reopen its campus in the fall, but it remains unclear how many students plan on returning.

Lowell is not the only UMass campus to experience cuts. Last month, about half of the contingent faculty members at UMass Boston were given notice that they may not have work in the fall.

In a statement, Lowell administrators said they’ve made other cuts this year — including a 20% decrease in operating budgets, weeklong furloughs, and an earlier wave of layoffs affecting part-time workers.


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Lay off permanently the Marxist economics professors, gender studies professors, SJW professors, and others of a similar bent. Maybe you’ll have only a small percentage of faculty remaining, a fine starting point for rebuilding!

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Rab. | June 29, 2020 at 6:39 pm

    Australia has a bill that would cut off all College funding for all degrees but those that have real world application in the productive Marketplace.

    That’s right all Arts and Humanities degrees Etc would get zero federal or government funding under their bill.

JackinSilverSpring | June 29, 2020 at 5:23 pm

If we want to speed this along for other colleges and universities, we must end the student loan programs. Many colleges and universities will go bankrupt, and so will not be able to spawn the evil brats that are trying to destroy our civilization.

I hope they’re getting rid of the costly, useless race-baiting SJW nonsense like the Diversity VP, gender studies, ethnic studies, etc.

These virtue-signaling people don’t help the students to improve their social mobility. Teaching students to see themselves as helpless victims of society robs them of their incentive to improve their lot in life.

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | June 29, 2020 at 6:42 pm

Well it’s a start, but just a start on ALL the cuts they will need to make.

They should have started by laying off 100 administ-traitors.