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More colleges consider across-the-board cuts, survey finds

At least 224 colleges have laid off or furloughed employees or didn’t renew worker contracts, according to a review by The Chronicle of Higher Education. More than 50,000 employees have been impacted.

In May, Wellesley College, a liberal arts school in Massachusetts, furloughed around 330 administrative and union staff. “Though there has been some progress on the public health front, the economic shock waves of the pandemic continue to worsen,” campus officials wrote in the announcement.

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