A local amusement
From the Huffington Post:
"Universities in Arizona, Wisconsin, Illinois and Louisiana are bracing for outcomes ranging from hiring freezes and increased reliance on adjunct professors to layoffs and future mergers and closures of schools.
"The budget will hurt most those hardworking, lower-income students who most can benefit from a college education in Arizona," said Gary Rhoades, director of the education department at the University of Arizona. "But it will also hurt middle-class Arizonans who will see increased tuition and fees and reduced access to Arizona universities that will be admitting more out-of-state students who pay far higher tuition rates."
From the Arizona Daily Star:
"The trickle-down effect of state budget cuts is about to hit home at the University of Arizona, where layoffs are underway as part of a bid to trim more than $25 million from the Tucson school's overhead."
But last month the headline was "UA hires two diversity officials instead of one." The story noted,
"The University of Arizona has doubled down on diversity by hiring two top people instead of one and paying each of them more than the previous person earned.
Faced with choosing between two finalists for the recently advertised post of chief diversity officer, UA officials decided to hire both, creating a new, unadvertised position in the process.
Jesús Treviño will be paid $214,000 a year as the UA's new senior diversity officer, and Rebecca Tsosie will be paid $215,000 as a law professor and special adviser to the provost on diversity."