Alabama universities back to 'cutting board'

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Auburn University spokesman Mike Clardy says the new proration means an additional $5.3 million has been taken out of the school's appropriation from the state and Auburn is looking at "more restrictive hiring" in the coming months.

A hiring freeze will continue at the University of South
Alabama, where officials had already halted most new equipment purchases and stopped filling vacant positions.

Troy University officials say they hope to absorb the new two
percent cut with changes it made after the initial 9 percent
proration was announced in December.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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