Catholic college faculty vote ‘no confidence’ in president after program cuts, layoffs

Citing declining enrollment and structural deficits, the new administration at one of New York City’s longest-running Catholic colleges has moved this year to eliminate several academic programs and slash faculty positions. More than 25% of faculty have been terminated over the past seven months, according to the student newspaper.

Among the programs that stand to be eliminated by Manhattan College, located in the Bronx and first established by the De La Salle Christian Brothers in 1853, is the institution’s religious studies major.

Read more from the National Catholic Reporter.


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