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Supreme Court to Weigh Dispute Over Union Fees

June 30, 2015 / Phil Lesch

The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear a challenge to the way public-sector unions finance their operations. Union officials said a ruling against them would deal a blow to organized labor. read more >

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Senate OKs immigrant student aid bill

June 29, 2015 / Phil Lesch

Portland Democratic Sen. Michael Dembrow, the bill sponsor, said it creates a path to college for students who already are part of the state’s education system. read more >

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Still Out of a Job

June 29, 2015 / Phil Lesch

Northwest Nazarene stands behind elimination of job of tenured theologian, but will let him teach part-time for a few years. His supporters believe he is being punished for views on evolution and other issues. read more >

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Adjunct Retirement Insecurity

June 25, 2015 / Phil Lesch

TIAA-CREF survey reveals adjunct faculty members' concerns about having enough savings to retire. Experts say the situation for most adjuncts is even more dire. read more >

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Scott Walker’s latest target: College professors

June 23, 2015 / Phil Lesch

As Republican Gov. Scott Walker prepares to campaign for president as the man who tamed Wisconsin’s unions, he’s targeting tenure protections for professors at public colleges and universities. read more >

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Win for Writing Instructors

June 22, 2015 / Phil Lesch

Non-tenure track professors at Arizona State, after months of protesting a plan they called unfair to them and their students, receive more money and the option to avoid a 5-5 course load. read more >

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No Choice But to Close?

June 18, 2015 / Phil Lesch

Marian Court College's president says after years of declining enrollment and tuition revenue, the institution ran out of options -- sooner than professors expected. read more >

OREGON

Free Community College, Anyone?

June 17, 2015 / Phil Lesch

Oregon's promise to its students must begin with a frank diagnosis of their needs and a clear path to making college an attainable goal. read more >