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$19 million down in revenue, Whitman halts mandatory furloughs in favor of tiered cuts

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Lena Friedman, Staff Reporter

September 10, 2020

Facing a projected $19 million loss in revenue for the 2020-2021 school year, Whitman College announced tiered salary reductions, with top earners taking the biggest hit — quelling summer faculty and staff concerns over mandatory furloughs.  Effective Sept. 1, these salary cuts apply to all employees who ...

College Walks Thin Line Balancing Tuition, Salaries

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Lachlan Johnson

September 11, 2014

In the face of an increasingly grim financial situation for the American middle class, Whitman College tries to walk a narrow line between satisfying its students on the one hand and its faculty and administrators on the other. The college has raised tuition dramatically over the past decade to maintain...

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