In exchange, faculty at the historically black college in Atlanta will not proceed with a walkout, the email said.
“Effective November 1, the requirement for faculty and exempt employees to take one furlough day per month is no longer in effect,” wrote Morehouse’s president, David A. Thomas. “We are also ending our plan to discontinue the College’s contribution to the 403(b) retirement plan. My decision corresponds with the faculty now having voted to end the planned walkout. It also reflects my conclusion that a walkout would have done irreparable harm to the College at a time when we are gaining positive momentum to place ourselves on an accelerated upward trajectory.”