Some WVU admins take voluntary 10% pay cut after hundreds of faculty and staff jobs cut

BY: - November 6, 2023

On the heels of hundreds of campus job cuts, West Virginia University senior administrators were recently quietly asked to volunteer for a 10% reduction in salary. WVU President E. Gordon Gee announced on Monday that the majority of university leaders took the suggested pay cut. Many are paid six-figure salaries.  “That has taken place, and […]

WVU: More dental graduates to stay in West Virginia this year 

BY: - October 12, 2023

Leaders of West Virginia’s only dentistry program say more of this year’s graduates plan to stay in the state to open practices after graduation compared to last year. According to a news release from West Virginia University, of the graduates of the school’s doctor of dental surgery program who plan to begin dental practice after […]

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End to WVU job cuts ambiguous as administrators still need to cut millions of dollars

BY: - September 28, 2023

West Virginia University still has roughly $8 million to find in its campus budgets, and recent layoffs in the university’s Business and Economics college have raised concerns on campus about who else could be let go in an effort to find more savings. Janet Fraser was one eight associate professors in the Chambers College of […]

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WVU cites ‘expensive’ tuition waivers as justification for program cuts 

BY: - September 26, 2023

For John Fox, a graduate student in West Virginia University’s acclaimed Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program, a tuition waiver from the university meant he could pursue his passion. He was surprised when, ahead of the Board of Governor’s decision on Sept. 15 to slash 28 academic programs and 143 jobs, WVU leaders […]

Library among two programs asked to reduce staff in WVU’s budget crunch

BY: - September 20, 2023

West Virginia University will lose additional employees, including librarians, as part of the ongoing work to reduce costs at the state’s flagship university. University leaders said Wednesday afternoon that the WVU libraries and the Teaching and Learning Commons, which provides teaching support and resources for faculty and graduate students, will see staff reductions. Administrators could […]

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WVU could face more cuts this week at libraries, LGBTQ+ Center and more

BY: - September 18, 2023

More job cuts and campus program changes could be announced at West Virginia University this week.  The news from university leadership comes just days after the Board of Governors overwhelmingly signed off Sept. 15 on eliminating 28 academic programs and 143 faculty positions from its Morgantown campus — a move that was expected despite fervent […]

Despite public outcry, WVU will cut 28 majors, 143 faculty jobs 

BY: and - September 15, 2023

West Virginia University will lose 28 academic programs and 143 faculty jobs from its flagship Morgantown campus following a vote from the Board of Governors. The decision on Friday, which university leaders acknowledged had been done under an “accelerated” timeline, is the board’s effort to deal with WVU’s $45 million deficit largely driven by declining […]

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Here are the WVU academic programs up for elimination this week

BY: - September 14, 2023

West Virginia University’s Board of Governors will vote on Friday whether to eliminate dozens of majors and jobs as the university is trying to make up for a $45 million budget shortfall.  The vote is expected to pass.  The university emphasized this week, in “An Open Letter to the People of West Virginia,” that they […]


Language education is fundamental to economic, cultural vibrancy

BY: and - September 14, 2023

West Virginia University’s pending decision to slash formal language learning programs on its campus is harmful to the economy, culture and people of the Mountain State. But the harm extends beyond West Virginia students, teachers, workers and entrepreneurs. In the context of decreasing state funding and increasing state meddling in higher education, the proposed cuts […]

Special session call unlikely to come from Justice for WVU financial crisis

BY: - September 13, 2023

Gov. Jim Justice said Wednesday that he likely will not heed a request from several House democrats to call a special session of the Legislature to appropriate money to West Virginia University in the wake of an ongoing financial crisis.  Justice said he was “welcome to ideas” on how to support WVU, but he didn’t […]


Clearing up the WVU misinformation

BY: - September 13, 2023

West Virginia Senate President Craig Blair, R-Berkeley, last week wrote a commentary supporting West Virginia University President E. Gordon Gee and the majors cuts the university is proposing after a $45 million budget deficit. Blair claims there’s “rampant misinformation” being spread on the internet about what’s happening in Morgantown. I haven’t seen any misinformation in […]

Legislators to meet Sunday for interims; Gee will discuss WVU cuts, state funding formula Monday

BY: - September 8, 2023

West Virginia legislators are scheduled to convene at the Capitol once again Sunday for the start of September interim meetings. Many of the meetings scheduled for next week are makeups from August interims, when at least 12 committees canceled their meetings due to a last minute, 44-item special session call from Gov. Jim Justice. Interim […]