Layoff notices sent to WIU faculty

WIU announced a new department in the college of Arts and Sciences.

WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY, Macomb (NEWS3) — Layoff notices for faculty at Western Illinois University were sent at 1 p.m. Friday.

While notices were sent to staff earlier in the day, faculty notices were not sent until Friday afternoon.

According to the university, approximately 130 employees are being laid off.