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University of Oklahoma eliminates 50 positions


November 2, 2018

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The University of Oklahoma is eliminating 50 staff positions as part of efforts to reduce expenses.

President James Gallogly informed faculty and staff of the cuts in an email Thursday.

"Moving toward a balanced budget is essential if we are to control tuition costs for our students, afford employee raises to ensure competitive salaries and be prudent stewards of taxpayer and donor funds," he said. "Tuition and fees increased almost 25 percent over the past five years, which is not sustainable. We must continue to grow a world-class institution focused on our students...

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