In Hard Times, Colleges Search for Ways to Trim the Faculty

by E Wayne Ross on June 30, 2009

The Chronicle: In Hard Times, Colleges Search for Ways to Trim the Faculty

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The Jones Theatre at Washington State University is getting a $500,000 face-lift this summer. A construction crew has already ripped out its 500 orange and blue seats and is replacing them with new ones covered in a wine-colored fabric. The theater’s walls are being painted a light beige, and a new set of black velour curtains will grace the stage.

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