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Sep 16, 2011 8:41 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP

Some faculty renege on SU furlough deal

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - With just more than half of the Southern University faculty slated to accept voluntary employee furloughs, some tenured faculty are beginning to bail.
Southern Faculty Senate President Sudhir Trivedi told The Advocate Thursday he is inclined to withdraw the furlough agreements for the nearly 20 faculty members thus far who have asked to take them back.
The Faculty Senate met for nearly three hours Thursday.
Some faculty leaders argued that withdrawing the agreements would give the Southern Board of Supervisors an excuse to declare a financial emergency, called exigency, if they reduce the amount of faculty willing to take 10 percent of their job time off without pay.

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