Anger Over Radford Layoffs

September 18, 2009

The Faculty Senate at Radford University, in Virginia, voted Thursday to condemn the layoffs of two student services officials -- and the university president said that the layoffs "should not have happened," The Roanoke Times reported. The two officials were told that they had hours to leave their jobs -- even though they were highly regarded by students and professors. Faculty leaders said that they were particularly upset because they had been assured by President Penny Kyle that any layoffs would be handled with respect, which they believe did not happen. While Kyle said that the layoffs took place without her knowledge, the terminations stand.

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