The state tries to get rid of as many tenured professors as possible, so it changed the retirement rules. If you are retirement age (around 55+, not a typo), you either retire before July 1 this year, or you lose a large chunk of your retirement.
I might lose my entire French program by the end of this semester. I don’t blame the professors but this came entirely out of left field.
(For those who don’t understand how this works, once somebody retires, I can’t just hire somebody else. I can’t hire anybody at all. These positions are gone forever).