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One of my spies sent in the following e-mail, and let me just say that my cockles are warm.
Here it is, in it's entirety.
(Nice of her to attatch an e-mail marked "Confidential", no?)
From: Nancy Clark
Subject: Last Day
And on that note (no pun intended), this Friday will be my last day at Moravian College. It has been a pleasure working with various members of the college constituency during my 14 years here.
From: Thomforde, Christopher
To: College and Comenius Center
Subject: Important Message from President Thomforde - Responding to the Financial Crisis
Men and Women of Moravian:
I want to provide you with an update on Moravian's efforts to respond to the financial crisis.
The Finance Committee of the College Board met on Monday, February 9, 2009 to review the recommendations presented by the Senior Staff for the 2009-2010 budget. I shared these recommendations with you during my colloquium address in late January.
On Monday, February 9, 2009, the Finance Committee approved these recommendations after careful consideration and discussion.
Today we have acted upon those recommendations which have to do with personnel actions.
Specifically, we have eliminated six current positions and reduced 4 positions from 12 month to 10 month contracts. All personnel affected by these actions were notified today.
While these types of personnel actions are always difficult, they were made as part of our efforts to reduce our operating budget by $2 million in fiscal year 2009-10 and reducing positions was necessary as a part of this process.
I thank everyone who participated in this difficult process for your assistance.
Christopher M. Thomforde