Indiana University officials confirmed today that the university has eliminated 100 jobs through a hiring slow-down in order to cut $59 million out of its budget – cuts that were ordered by Gov. Mitch Daniels earlier this year.
Also today, the IU Board of Trustees approved three new construction projects totaling about $71 million – $44 million for a new studio building for the Jacobs School of Music at the Bloomington campus; $25 million for the first phase of a new science and engineering building at IUPUI in Indianapolis; and $2 million for a new roof on Assembly Hall in Bloomington.
No one got laid off, the campuses keep up with new facilities and life goes on with no negative impact on students. It didn’t even expend tax dollars out the wazoo.
See. Not hard at all, is it?