OSU Shortfall Sparks Cuts

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Spending cuts are expected next school year at Ohio State University due to a projected $10 million budget gap in the university’s largest college.

The Columbus Dispatch reports Monday that the shortfall is forcing the university’s College of Arts and Sciences to hire fewer graduate students and lecturers next year.

The college’s budget deficit for the coming school year follows a $4.6 million deficit that the school plugged with cash savings last year.

The newspaper reports the budget woes are causing conflict between faculty members and their dean.

Leaders of 23 departments and centers in the college told the university provost in a letter this month that they are losing confidence in Dean David Manderscheid.

Manderscheid tells the newspaper he’s focused on fixing the college’s problems