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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 >

OREGON

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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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 >

HIGHER ED FACULTY

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 >

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