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Shooting the Messenger?

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One day a contingent faculty member complains about pay. The next day he's fired and escorted off campus.

Seeing Red in a Land of Green

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As others hunkered down, Greensboro College embarked on massive growth and gave raises in the leanest of years. Now it's fighting for survival.

The Price of Wage Concessions

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Faculty agreement to delay raises at Rutgers came with the realities of the recession and specific pledges on working conditions and financial transparency.

Friending a Strike

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At Oakland U., the action isn't just on the picket lines. It's on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Flickr.

Worry, but Not Panic

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TIAA-CREF survey of academic employees nearing retirement age finds plenty of concern about finances, but relatively modest shifts in investment strategies.

'60s Tactics, New Cause

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Few think the clock will be turned back to the Berkeley of the 1960s, but the protests planned across the University of California today mark a return to the tactics of another era. This time, however, the cause isn’t free speech or an end to war, but instead a response to the university administration’s budget-cutting proposals.

Contract Non-Renewal = Dismissal

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In discrimination suit against Cornell labor school, U.S. appeals panel finds that letting an instructor's contract lapse is an "adverse employment action."

Teaching for Free

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U. of California at Davis asks faculty to forfeit stipends they get for leading freshman seminars, generating some givebacks and some resentment.

Waiting for Cash in Illinois

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With the state unable to pay appropriated funds, the University of Illinois institutes furloughs and other colleges plead for money the government owes them.

Small Grants, Lots of Goodwill

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U. of South Carolina's top two administrators, from engineering and public health, start program to offer funds to playwrights, musicians, big dreamers.

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