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By John McCallum
Managing Editor 

EWU trustees approve budget reductions

How university trims $22.5 million from 2021 finances subject of discussions


Last updated 7/2/2020 at 10:35am

CHENEY – After two days of meetings — including one that featured some often contentious and angry public input — Eastern Washington University’s Board of Trustees approved a $270.44 million supplemental 2021 fiscal year budget that reflects an anticipated $22.54 million loss in revenue due to impacts of COVID-19.

The board’s decision on June 25 came with a caveat, a provision that required administration to present its plan for allocating proposed personnel cuts and department changes to the board first before proceeding. Through May 31, the university has made 340 personnel move...

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