Ark. state colleges squeeze funds in shutdown

January 23, 2019

Colleges and universities in the state so far have mostly been able to keep researchers on the payrolls during the partial federal government shutdown, but the closure has led to penny-pinching and at least one furlough.

About 100 faculty and staff members and graduate students at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville get their salaries in whole or in part from federal grants or contracts, according to data that UA supplied to the state Department of Higher Education and that was released under the state’s public-disclosure law.

Read more