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Purdue Calumet Town-Hall Meeting Today On Budget Issues

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August 8, 2013 — HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — Purdue University Calumet’s chancellor plans to address school staff in a town hall-style meeting to discuss the campus’ budget crisis.

Chancellor Tom Keon will speak to staff today (Thursday) on the school’s budget situation. The Hammond campus has a $3 million revenue shortfall.

University spokesman Wes Lukoshus said the campus is “kind of weighing our options” and nothing has been determined.

Purdue-Calumet already announced in April that it would cut 50 tenure-track faculty and staff over the next 18 months.  Administrators say lower enrollment rates are due in part to increasing numbers of incoming freshmen who already satisfied general education requirements through high school dual-credit courses.

Purdue Calumet has about 250 tenured and tenure-track faculty. Tenure-track faculty are considered assistant professors.


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