No industry has been immune from the awful recession that began in 2008. That includes higher education.
A decision by the Albion College Board of Trustees to cut about 10 percent of the college's faculty is but another sign of that.
While cuts might be necessary (and perhaps can be defended by the administration), the way in which they did it leaves fairness and transparency in doubt.
In an unrelated but important decision, the faculty at one public institution in Wisconsin has voted for union representation.