Around the industry: Law dean resigns amid sexual harassment lawsuit

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  • California: The dean of the University of California, Berkeley School of Law resigned from his position Thursday amid a sexual harassment lawsuit. Sujit Choudhry's resignation comes one day after he was suspended from the school after his former assistant filed a sexual harassment lawsuit. Choudhry will continue to receive full faculty pay and may still teach (Asimov, San Francisco Chronicle, 3/10).
  • Kentucky: Morehead State University announced Thursday that it will furlough without pay all of its faculty and staff during the school's spring break, which is March 21 to 25. In an email to the campus community, university President Wayne Andrews said Morehead needs to cut costs by $4.5 million to offset a $2.6 million tuition shortfall and comply with Gov. Matt Bevin's (R) proposal to cut $1.95 million of the state's appropriation to the school (Blackford, Lexington Herald-Leader, 3/10). 
  • Maryland: Members of the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) community took part in a town hall meeting on Friday to discuss a proposed merger with the university's College Park campus. A bill to merge the campuses is pending in the General Assembly, but UMB President Jay Perman has expressed reservations about the plan (AP/NBC 4 Washington, 3/11). 

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