The Human Cost of Campus Budget Cuts
Photo: Stephen B. Thornton
Abbi Ross, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Marck L. Beggs has been teaching English at Henderson State University since 1997. He grew to love the small, liberal-arts institution in rural Arkansas. It’s also where he met his wife, Carly Cate, who taught in the English department.
Fast forward to 2022. Enrollment at the university has declined, and its financial situation has worsened. The pandemic happened. Beggs and Cate knew cuts were coming. Still, they had no idea how dramatic they’d be.