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UA releases budget cuts to academic units

The savings from the cuts are expected to rid the university of its deficit in the next fiscal year.

UA Mall Students walk along the mall on the campus of the University of Arizona. From August, 2019.
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The University of Arizona has publicly announced the cuts to colleges and other academic units. The cuts are part of the program university leaders are putting in place to get the university out of its more than 50-million-dollar deficit.

In an email to the campus community, interim CFO John Arnold and interim Provost Dr. Ron Marx said the cuts, which total about 4.4%, should put all academic units in the black for the upcoming fiscal year.

Most of the cuts were between 2.5 and 6%. The College of Optical Sciences saw a 3% increase in the budget.

The email said the cuts are preliminary and will be finalized in the coming weeks. The cuts for non-academic units still have yet to be publicly released.

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