HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Marshall University administrators are putting the brakes on spending in anticipation of state budget cuts.
Most of the funds in department revenue accounts have been moved to a university holding account.
The Herald-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/XrTull ) reports that Marshall President Stephen Kopp notified faculty and staff about the move in an email sent Tuesday. Kopp also said a hiring freeze remains in effect.
Marshall University Research Corporation spokeswoman Ginny Painter says all spending commitments will be honored. She also says people can request a release of funding but they'll have to justify the expense.
The university is expecting a 9 percent cut in state funding for the fiscal year that begins July 1.
History Department chairman Dan Holbrook says some faculty members would like a clearer explanation of the decision.