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MU lays off 8 employees in grant-writing and research offices

Friday, May 9, 2014 | 11:22 a.m. CDT; updated 3:59 p.m. CDT, Friday, May 9, 2014

COLUMBIA — MU laid off eight employees this week in grant-writing and research offices.

Six of the employees work in the Office of Grant Writing and Publications, and the two others are in the Office of Research. They will be given eight weeks to find other employment at the university.

Hank Foley, senior vice chancellor for research and graduate studies, said the cuts were necessary because the office lost $714,000 this year.

Heather Brown, director of grant writing and publications, said the only two employees left in that office are a senior editor and a Web designer.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reported the University of Missouri System's strategic plan includes a yearly 2 percent reallocation of funding from each department to hire new faculty starting in fiscal year 2015.


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