York has, reportedly, introduced the following changes:
- 1. York shut down its chilled water system to save power/money. The university operates its own internal chilled water system for things like cold rooms, coolers, condensers, etc. They shut this system down and didn't bypass to city water. This caused all of the cold rooms and freezers in a number of buildings to fail, with nasty consequences for research involving live samples.
- 2. The university has cut its internet commit. Internet service on campus is subsequently slowed, as well as off-campus email access. (And I'm still paying my fucking tuition.)
- 3. Most faculties have now implemented an emergency hiring freeze, and cancelled all tenure-track position searches -- even ones that had already started and been budgeted for. In one instance a hire was already informed he had the position and then had it revoked a few days later. (Classy!)
- 4. All departments have been ordered to slash their budgets across the board. Some of which have cancelled planned entrance awards for January admissions.