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Bigger Cuts in UM Humanities Are a ‘Surprise’ and ‘Devastating’ Says Professor

The College of Humanities and Sciences at the University of Montana is working on meeting cuts that seem to be higher than anyone expected. The department may even have to shave off up to 50 percent of its operational costs.

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Rancor Over UM Budget Cuts Continues – State Headlines

UM Advocacy Coalition reacts to budget cuts proposed by President Royce Engstrom with meeting on campus yesterday.

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LISTEN – UM Advocacy Coalition – “We Cannot Cut Our Way Out Of This Crisis” [DOCUMENT]

A group of University of Montana faculty, students and staff met together on Monday afternoon to respond to President Royce Engstrom's plan to cut staff and expenses due to reduced enrollment. Their response, according to history professor Mehrdad Kia, "We cannot cut our way out of this crisis."

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WATCH – 27 To Be Fired Due To UM Budget Cuts – State Headlines

University of Montana officials will fire 27 people and reduce the hours of dozens of others to bring the school's budget into balance with its reduced enrollment.

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Board of Regents Approves Raises for Faculty – Staff Despite Falling Enrollment [YouTube]

The Montana Board of Regents held a regularly scheduled meeting in Helena on Tuesday and approved all items on their agenda, including raises for faculty and staff at schools struggling with enrollment issues.

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UM Protesters Deliver Petition To Main Hall [WATCH]

A crowd of nearly 200 students, faculty and community members delivered a petition protesting the cuts being made to Humanities programs at the University of Montana on Friday afternoon. 

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UM President ‘150 Percent Committed’ To Seeing Job Through [YouTube]

University of Montana President Royce Engstrom,  a lightning rod for criticism ever since he announced budget and staff cutbacks due to continued reduced enrollment, told KGVO News that he is still 150% committed to seeing the job through.

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Charlo Man Gets 60 Years In Prison For Killing Wife – State Headlines [YouTube]

Adrian McElderry was sentenced yesterday to 60 years in prison for killing his wife. He tried to cover up the crime by claiming she committed suicide.

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UM Budget And Staff Cut Process Moving Step – By – Step [YouTube]

The process of cutting staff and budgets at the University of Montana to match reduced enrollment is continuing step by step.

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UM Provost Responds To Criticisms Over Staff And Budget Cuts [YouTube]

Ever since University of Montana President Royce Engstrom announced his proposed plan for staff and budget due to reduced enrollment, a steady stream of criticism has been heard from some faculty and staff members. 

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