Professors at state schools are being told to take furloughs, reports The Scientist. The University of California put a furlough plan into place last week, following similar measures at Arizona State University, Clemson University, the University of Maryland, and the University of North Carolina. "The teaching load is not being reduced, [nor] the expectations for producing," the American Association of University Professors' John Curtis says.

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