2013 AAUP In the News

09.05.2013 | 10 Ridiculous Perks Given to College Presidents and Celebrity Profs

Regarding New York University's loan of $1,000,000 to buy a summer home, former AAUP president Cary Nelson asks, "What the hell do they need a second home on Fire Island for, financed by the university?"

09.05.2013 | America's Growing Adjunct Crisis

"States spent $16 billion on public colleges back in 2008 – that's $2,353 less per students – while flagship university systems have since kept slashing funding, according to the AAUP."

09.05.2013 | University, Professors Union Announce Tentative Contract Agreement

The administration of the University of Akron and the Akron AAUP chapter (Akron-AAUP) jointly announced that they have reached tentative agreement on a new contract.

08.29.2013 | Obama Taps UI History Professor for Group

Congrats to University of Iowa AAUP chapter president Katherine Tachau. President Obama appointed her to the National Council on the Humanities

08.29.2013 | Obamarank: US Academy up in Arms

“Albert Einstein was reported to have said: ‘Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted',’” said AAUP president Rudy Fichtenbaum.

08.23.2013 | Disappointed, Not Surprised

“I think that colleges will be looking at ratings – looking at who’s getting the highest rating – and that will begin to drive [where they invest] their money," AAUP president Rudy Fichtenbaum warns regarding President Obama's proposed rating system. Also, read the story in the University Herald.

08.23.2013 | Boston College Faculty Demand Answers About Belfast Project

Read what has prompted the Boston College AAUP chapter to write three letters regarding academic freedom and procedural issues concerning the controversial Belfast Project.

08.22.2013 | Ball State fails to follow proper procedure

In his op/ed AAUP council member Daniel Murphy writes, "It is the faculty who hold the responsibility of evaluating the content of Hedin’s speech in the classroom — not the provost who chose instead to create his own rules. King’s actions stand as a dangerous precedent and cast a chill over academic freedom at Ball State."