University of Minnesota Duluth faces $5.2 million deficit, potential job cuts

The University of Minnesota Duluth is planning to make significant budget cuts next year to close a $5.2 million deficit. The school has been trimming its budget for several years now, but will likely need to make major cuts this time. According to some estimates, five to 10 percent of the faculty could be laid off.

MPR News host Cathy Wurzer spoke with Scott Laderman to learn more. Laderman is a professor of history at UMD and president of the school’s faculty union.

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