Non-faculty staff members at Dartmouth College and their supporters are planning a candlelight vigil to protest upcoming layoffs.
Like other Ivy League schools, Dartmouth has seen a sharp drop in the value of its endowment brought on by the recession. College officials haven’t said how many workers will be laid off as the college cuts $100 million over the next two years. The first round is expected sometime after a meeting of the Board of Trustees, which begins Friday and runs through the weekend.
Seventy-five faculty members have sent a letter to the college president and trustees protesting the cuts, and hundreds of students have signed a petition asking for more information about the budget and investment strategies.
The vigil will be held tonight on the Dartmouth green.