Author Archives: Alesia Lucas

Getting students out of the RED

Getting students out of the RED

Today, Senator Tammy Baldwin (@SenatorBaldwin) is introducing the In The Red Act – a major, comprehensive bill to take on the student debt crisis.  The bill has been in the works for a while. The corporatization of higher education has put students cripplingly #InTheRed, leaving them no choice but to move back home. We aren't ignoring this issue. With universities acting more like McDonalds and focusing on a bottomline students and faculty are the casualties. [View the story "#InTheRED" on S ...

Poverty State University: Workers Demand $15 Now

Poverty State University: Workers Demand $15 Now

On February 23rd, 2016 students and campus workers at Portland State University joined Portland Jobs with Justice and the Portland Area Campaign for $15, Service Employees International Union (SEIU), American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), Student Labor Action Project (SLAP), Portland State University Student Union (PSUSU), 15 Now PDX, The Organizing Committee of the PSU Graduate Employees Union (PSU GEU), and allies in an event called “Poverty State University: C ...

Standing for UNC Values

Standing for UNC Values

We are faculty (tenured and tenure-track faculty, adjunct and full-time lecturers, senior lecturers, post-docs, and graduate student workers) who teach across multiple departments and on many campuses within the UNC system. Some of us are just beginning our career while others have worked, studied, researched and taught at UNC for many years, even decades. Regardless of our specific circumstances, we each appreciate the opportunity to bring our knowledge and experience into the classroom and adv ...

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