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Drexel lays off dozens of workers because of fewer students

Drexel lays off dozens of workers because of fewer students

Drexel University has laid off "several dozen" administrative employees as a result of a new admissions policy that brought in fewer freshmen for the fall. University officials declined to specify the number of layoffs or how many vacant positions were eliminated, but said the move — along with other cost-cutting — will save $18 million. No faculty members were cut. The employees were to be dismissed by Wednesday. "When we made the conscious decision to take a smaller class size to increase quality, we knew we were going to have to cut administrative costs," said Lori Doyle, senior vice president for university communications. "So this is not something...

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