Twenty-nine nonfaculty employees at St. Cloud State University — a good many of them clerical workers — have accepted early retirement deals as part of a move to cut $14 million from the budget, the St. Cloud Times reports.
The university had issued 86 early-retirement offers (the 100 reported earlier by the paper appears to be incorrect), and had expected about 20 acceptances.
Update: A university spokesman said an early retirement offer for one more person is pending.
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Alex Friedrich reports on higher education issues for MPR News. Among the stories he has covered: the fall of the Berlin Wall, aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, 2003 Moscow suicide bombing and 2004 presidential elections in the Republic of Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s in European political economy from the London School of Economics.