NORMAN — The University of Oklahoma went through its third recent round of layoffs on Thursday, as officials said they continue to work to fix the university’s finances.

OU announced on Thursday evening a reduction of 69 employee positions, saving the university an estimated $4.2 million.

In a prepared statement, the university said a majority of the lost positions will result from transferring the Cleveland Area Rapid Transit bus system to the city of Norman. The transition of the Lawton Clinic in early August to Comanche County Hospital and additional staff reductions in operations and marketing make up the other layoffs.

Affected employees were notified Thursday afternoon.

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