According to the Rumor: Fire! At Vassar blog, administration rejected a proposal from faculty who said they would take pay cuts so that the English professors in question could remain teaching at Vassar.
There is obviously a rift growing between the Vassar faculty and administration over this issue.
An English department insider confirms to Mads that administration did reject the proposal, but tells us that "the discussions between the administration and various academic departments is ongoing, and they are still trying to find solutions that would be satisfactory to everyone."
There will be a meeting tomorrow night in the Jade Parlor from 5-6pm with Cappy, Dean Chenette, and the English dept. co-chairs. Students are welcome to attend.