Category: What's Happening

Spellings' First Day

Spellings’ First Day

As Margaret Spellings walked onto the UNC campus, hundreds walked out and rallied to demand accountability. We have the momentum to keep up the pressure this week. Students and faculty are traveling to Fayetteville for the next Board of Governors meeting at 8am March 4th. Can you join us? RSVP here to let us know! The Board of Governors fast-tracked the appointment of Margaret Spellings to be the next UNC President  to oversee 17 schools across the state. Given Spellings’ connectio ...

Dear Administration: Florida Faculty Raise Up

Dear Administration: Florida Faculty Raise Up

Dear Administration, It’s me, your professor. Yes, I know you’re not technically one of my students. But I think that we’re at a moment in history that we professors like to call a “teachable moment.” That is, an unexpected moment when we can all learn something very insightful. It is a fleeting moment that professors love and one that must be seized. You see, you’re on a path to failure. Not my class or any other. But on the path to failing your students. You, as administration of this colle ...

Higher Education Today: A Corporate Model About to Boil Over

Higher Education Today: A Corporate Model About to Boil Over

The Facts Illustrate a Need for Dramatic Change in Faculty Pay Once a middle class job, many college and university faculty are now working part time for very low pay, isolated from colleagues without job security, benefits or even office space. Students are increasingly saddled with crushing debt that could take a lifetime to get out from under. Parents are struggling to stay afloat in the face of skyrocketing tuition bills. The past few decades have seen a dramatic shift away from investme ...

We won't back down

We won’t back down

Jesuit colleges and universities must strive for high academic quality and encourage rigorous study of crucial human problems and concerns meaning to life and provide motives for action, and they involve one’s mind and heart, one’s whole person ...

Postdocs come together to fight the corporatization of higher ed

Postdocs come together to fight the corporatization of higher ed

Over the last 15 years, postdocs at the University of Minnesota have enjoyed access to the UPass, a public transit subsidy. In late August however, the University unilaterally revoked access to the discount - increasing transit costs to us by 300%. ...

Publicly Traded

Publicly Traded

For-profit colleges have been cropping up in the news recently. Many conservative supporters of for-profit schools use sloppy rhetoric to take the focus off of their predatory business tactics, trying to shift the lens to community colleges... ...

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