December 10, 2009

College Reacts To Yesterday's Protests In Poughkeepsie Journal

In the Poughkeepsie Journal's article on yesterday's hunger strike and sing-in, college spokesperson Jeff Kosmacher responded to the student actions, saying the college will not give in to demands:

"None of the positions will be re-established. The college is making long-term adjustments to how it spends money in its budget, and to create sustainable plans. It's extremely important to note that of the 20 administrative and staff people Vassar laid off in the past year, seven were hired for other positions that opened up at the college. From the beginning affected employees have been given first consideration when other positions become available."

12.10.09 12:36pm