Tuition drop at Cincy; Prof salary reduction at Seton Hall

It was a GOOD week for …

Incoming law students, after the University of Cincinnati announced it was the latest school to reduce tuition. The public school dropped tuition for out-of-state students by 30 percent — to $28,536. That is still $5,000 more than what Ohio residents pay. University of Akron announced in February that all students would get the in-state tuition, and the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of the Law lowered tuition by 11 percent for Arizona residents and an 8 percent reduction for nonresidents.

It was a bad week for …

Untenured faculty, after Seton Hall University announced it may terminate all seven junior faculty after the 2013-2014 academic year. The school also announced a 10 percent salary reduction for tenured faculty. In December, the private school had announced merit-based tuition reduction program for its School of Law, which reduced tuition by more than 50 percent from more than $45,000 to $22,330. Vermont Law School has also cut its faculty. Eight professors voluntarily moved from full-time to part-time positions and a few positions were eliminated when professors departed for personal reasons.