Rudy Fichtenbaum

From the President: The Election of Donald Trump and the Future of the AAUP

Many are in shock after the election of Donald Trump as the forty-fifth president of the United States. But the election results are not altogether surprising when one considers the weaknesses in the Hillary Clinton campaign that Bernie Sanders brought into view during the primaries.

From the President: The Impact of Trump's Budget on Higher Education

In the years I have been writing the president’s column, I haven’t felt compelled until now to write about the same topic in two consecutive issues. My last column was written shortly after November 8 and focused on the significance of Donald Trump’s election as the forty-fifth president of the United States. There, I predicted that Trump’s presidency would be “neoliberalism on steroids.” In this column, I focus on how that neoliberalism, as reflected in Trump’s March budget proposal, might affect higher education.

AAUP Congratulates Faculty, Administration of College of Southern Nevada for Reaching Agreement

After three and a half years of negotiations, the AAUP faculty bargaining unit at the College of Southern Nevada--part of the Nevada Faculty Alliance--has ratified its first contract, which is now pending before the Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents. Rudy Fichtenbaum, president of the AAUP, released a statement in support of the chapter’s hard-fought contract.

Statement on Protests in Response to the Murder of George Floyd

AAUP president Rudy Fichtenbaum has issued a statement on the protests in response to the murder of George Floyd.


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