02 mars 2019

‘Standing Up for What’s Right’

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Lessons learned from the Wright State strike: professors will fight against an imposed contract, for their right to bargain over health care -- and for basic respect. More...

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Taking Back a Doctorate? Not So Fast

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. The University of Texas at Austin lacks the authority, express or implied, to revoke a former graduate student's Ph.D., a state court determined this week. More...

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Purdue Global Nixes Student Arbitration Agreement

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. The Purdue University Global confirmed Tuesday that it had eliminated forced arbitration agreements for students. Purdue’s controversial plan to ban class-action lawsuits and push arbitration, even in fraud cases brought by students, came to light in August. More...

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Study of American Democracy on Cal State Chopping Block

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Faculty proposal would split a U.S. history and ideals required sequence across the CSU system. Historians aren't happy with the idea. More...

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STEMming the Parent Flow

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Nearly half of new moms -- and nearly one-quarter of new dads -- leave full-time STEM employment upon having or adopting a child, a new study finds. What can institutions do to change this. More...

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Wright State Board Approves Terms That Ended Strike

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Wright State University’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously Monday to approve a term sheet agreement with the institution’s American Association of University Professors-affiliated faculty union. Many members went on strike for three weeks, through late Sunday, over an imposed contract. More...

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Wisconsin Republican Objects to Professor's Description of Trump Presidency as 'Polarized'

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. A Republican state lawmaker in Wisconsin complained to a professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin at Madison about his description of President Trump -- copying the university system’s Board of Regents and president and Madison’s chancellor, along with the state Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee and other groups. Kenneth Mayer, the professor, wrote in a syllabus for a class on the American presidency that Trump's is the most “unconventional presidency in American history, with a president who gleefully flouts the norms of governing and presidential behavior that have structured the office since George Washington,” the Journal Sentinel reported. More...

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Under Fire for Comments on White People

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. U of Georgia Ph.D. candidate in philosophy says he's under investigation for his comments about race -- now that donors are involved in the debate. More...

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Illinois Chicago Pays Nearly $700K to Former Student Who Sued

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. The University of Illinois at Chicago settled for $694,000 with a former nursing student who sued it for publicly confirming that it was investigating plagiarism allegations against her, in violation of student privacy laws, The Chicago Sun Times reported. More...

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Wright State Cancels Courses, Looks for Replacement Instructors as Faculty Strike Continues

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. With its faculty members on strike for a third week, Wright State University is canceling some courses and looking for replacement adjuncts available to work immediately in scores of disciplines. More...

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