How a Strike Was Averted

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Faculty union and state university system in Pennsylvania reach an agreement that raises salaries -- and insurance premiums.

Scrutiny of Researcher-Industry Ties

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U.S. senator asks universities about their oversight of professors' disclosure about payments they receive from drug companies.

A Prominent Public Targets Faculty Retention

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UC Berkeley receives a $113 million gift to help keep some of its top professors from raids by private universities -- and stem a problem facing many of its peers.

The Public (Non-Salary) Advantage

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In competition for faculty talent, private higher ed wins bidding wars, but new study suggests that on key employment policies, state institutions have the edge.

A Satisfied Full-Time Faculty

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National survey of 4-year-college professors finds that they are happier with their jobs than other Americans are with theirs -- but some areas of dissatisfaction jump out.

Early Retirement Payments Are Taxable, Court Rules

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Federal appeals panel orders Pitt to pay $2.2 million in Social Security taxes, deeming professors' tenure to be just another right based on past service to university.

When and Why Professors Retire

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Provosts at state university meeting consider why some faculty members leave when others don't, and the role of incentives.

Reconsidering Retiree Health Benefits

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Dartmouth plan that would scale back coverage troubles some faculty who say the college is providing a disincentive to retire.

ABC Thinks You're Rich; 'U.S. News' Says Your Job Is Cushy

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It turns out that college administrators and professors should stop complaining about their pay and working conditions, at least according to U.S. News & World Report and ABC News.

On Saturday night, Charlie Gibson, the ABC anchor, was introducing a question in the Democratic presidential debate about proposed tax increases for wealthy Americans and his example of those who might be affected: college professors at a liberal arts college.

Call to Arms for Academic Labor

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Marc Bousquet pulls no punches in "How the University Works," his analysis about why so many Ph.D.'s may never see tenure or decent working conditions.


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