Layoffs at Mankato State

Just learned from colleague Tim Post that the last of a dozen Minnesota State University faculty members in Mankato has received a layoff notice.
 
A third of them are tenured.
 
University officials say the layoffs are needed in the face of state-funding cuts that will probably leave the school with a $6 million to $10 million budget shortfall in fiscal year 2012.
 
The news comes after last week’s announcement that St. Cloud State University has handed out layoff notices to 26 tenure-track faculty.