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Georgia colleges to furlough employees 6 days

The Georgia Board of Regents approved the mandatory unpaid leave for about 40,000 employees Wednesday as a way to save the University System of Georgia about $42 million.  According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the furloughs are among a series of cuts facing the system’s 35 colleges as Georgia suffers through the current economic crisis. University officials said the cuts will result in larger classes and fewer course offerings and could make it difficult for students to graduate on time.

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