Campus News

Some Florida universities plan for fewer faculty, staff and students

The University of Florida announced plans to lay off 20 faculty members and 118 staffers as part of a plan to slash $47 million from its budget, which is being downsized due to state budget cutbacks, the Associated Press reported.

About 290 other positions will go unfilled and the undergraduate enrollment will drop by 4,000 throughout the next four years, university officials said.

The $4 billion removed from the state budget also will affect other institutions.

Florida International University announced plans to lay off as many as 200 people and accept fewer students, and Florida State University officials have not decided whether to lay off people, but have decided against filling vacant slots.