VTDigger: ‘They’re running it like a business’: As more cuts loom, UVM faculty debate the mission


BURLINGTON — Before the University of Vermont announced towering cuts in liberal arts programs this fall, there were warning signs.

In April, foreseeing the pandemic’s heavy toll on higher education, the university announced a hiring freeze. In May, President Suresh Garimella warned about the university’s shaky finances, along with threats to cut lecturers’ course loads. In October, he described an impending $21 million budget shortfall.

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