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Protests hurt these campuses’ reputation. Now, they’re cutting staff

The University of Texas at Austin and Emerson College have recently announced staff layoffs due to declining enrollment numbers and internal crises linked to the recent wave of protests. Some staff believe institutions are using the demonstrations as a scapegoat to downsize.

Did emergency funding create a crutch for the Connecticut college system?

"We're about to fall off that cliff," said Higher Education Co-Chairman Gregg Haddad referring to the reliance the state system placed on one-time federal aid investments, such as the American Rescue Plan.

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