EWU trustees approve major budget cuts; details to be determined

The Spokesman-Review

Citing a grim revenue forecast in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Eastern Washington University’s board of trustees on Thursday unanimously approved an operating budget for fiscal 2021 that’s estimated to be $22.5 million, or nearly 8%, smaller than the budget for the current fiscal year.

The trustees approved only an “aggregate” budget that accounts for projected drops in state funding and an ongoing enrollment decline, and it remains to be seen how cuts will be distributed across departments.

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