UMaine to cut $10M, lay off non-faculty members

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - The University of Maine will cut about $10 million from its annual budget and lay off about seven non-faculty employees.

Officials said Friday that the cuts will not result in layoffs of any faculty members or the elimination of any academic programs.

The Portland Press Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1lrb9Xc ) the school will find savings by not filling about 15 faculty positions and through delayed construction projects.

The University of Maine System said earlier this month that the schools must cut up to 165 jobs in the coming year to address a $36 million budget shortfall due to flat state funding, declining enrollment and tuition freezes.

Other campuses are announcing cuts, including the University of Southern Maine, which plans to cut four academic programs and lay off up to 30 faculty members.

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Information from: Portland Press Herald, http://www.pressherald.com

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