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The Biography of the Great American University

Jonathan R. Cole talks with Academe about the importance of innovation at elite research universities and academic freedom under pressure.

Support for Graduate Employee Rights

The AAUP's Committee on Graduate and Professional Students commends graduate student workers at both Columbia University and the New School for their efforts to overturn the 2004 National Labor Relations Board decision that removed the right of graduate employees to collective bargaining. The right to organize and engage in collective action for mutual aid and benefit is a fundamental guarantee that all workers should enjoy. 

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