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Adjuncts at Northwestern U. Vote to Unionize

May 31, 2017 / Sabrina Balderama

Non-tenure-track faculty members at Northwestern University have narrowly voted to form a union represented by the Service Employees International Union Local 73, the Chicago Tribune reports. read more >

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5 Forces That Drive Administrative ‘Bloat’

May 30, 2017 / Sabrina Balderama

The state auditor of California last month released a report saying that the California State University system had hired managers at more than twice the rate of other employees read more >

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A Damaging Budget Proposal

May 26, 2017 / Sabrina Balderama

The Trump administration's budget proposal for the 2018 fiscal year would make drastic cuts to education, slashing federal student aid and research funding. read more >

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“I Was a Threat Because I Wouldn’t Be Quiet”

May 25, 2017 / Sabrina Balderama

An investigative report released today by the American Association of University Professors concludes that the administration of Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky, summarily dismissed Erlene Grise-Owens read more >

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Legislation on Free Speech

May 22, 2017 / Sabrina Balderama

Several state legislatures have recently passed or reintroduced legislation that addresses issues related to campus free speech. read more >

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National AAUP to censure Spaulding University

May 16, 2017 / Phil Lesch

A report of an AAUP investigation released today concludes that the administration of Spalding University in Kentucky summarily dismissed Erlene Grise-Owens, a long-serving professor of social work, in blatant violation of her academic freedom and normative standards of academic governance and due process. read more >

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Bradley Foundation Bankrolls Attacks on Unions

May 10, 2017 / Sabrina Balderama

Documents examined by the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) expose a national effort by the Milwaukee-based Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation to defund and dismantle unions read more >

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Statement on the UNC Center for Civil Rights

May 08, 2017 / Sabrina Balderama

Founded in 2001 by the legendary African American civil rights attorney Julius Chambers, the UNC Center for Civil Rights brings together students and faculty, as well as policy experts and practicing attorneys, to advocate for the poor and for racial and ethnic minorities. read more >