2018 AAUP In the News

11.14.2017 | GOP Tax Plan Could Cost Graduate Students Thousands Of Dollars, Undermine Research

The House Republican tax bill is up for a vote this week and it's got the attention of several groups who are opposed to the legislation. One group that may be particularly impacted: graduate students.

11.09.2017 | WSU Faculty Union Creates Strike Plan to Use If Deal Isn't Reached

Workers in the AAUP's Wright State University faculty union unanimously voted to adopt an amendment creating the option to call for a strike if a deal on a contract is not reached with the school’s administration. AAUP-WSU president Martin Kich said before this week, there was no reason for a procedure to exist, and it remains a last resort.

11.08.2017 | The Wrong Kind of Famous

AAUP governing Council member Jonathan Rees discusses social media harassment and academic freedom. 

11.07.2017 | Responding to Right-Wing Attacks

Dana Cloud, one of many professors targeted by right-wing groups and harassed online, encourages faculty to get organized, joining with the AAUP and faculty unions, as well as other field-specific, national and international organizations and national and international organizations.

11.02.2017 | Faculty Clash with Rider University Administration Over Layoff Notices, Sale Process at Westminster Choir College

Faculty at Westminster Choir College joined together Thursday to express their frustrations after receiving layoff notices from Rider University in the midst of the school’s negotiations with an unnamed third-party buyer to take over the Princeton campus next year.

10.30.2017 | Virginia Tech Provost Announces Resignation in Wake of Faculty Unrest

Amid criticism from faculty, Virginia Tech Provost Thanassis Rikakis is resigning to accept a university role as Presidential Fellow for Academic Innovation and as a tenured professor, the school announced Monday. The local AAUP chapter was one strong critic. They conducted a survey that concluded, “Faculty confidence in the provost’s leadership has reached an alarmingly low point. This negatively impacts morale, motivation, and retention efforts.”

10.27.2017 | University of Chicago Graduate Students Vote to Unionize

In a formal election, the University of Chicago graduate workers affirmed Graduate Students United (GSU) as their collective union. This outcome “means that a strong majority of the students want a say in decisions on campus,” says Daniela Palmer, a sixth year University of Chicago evolutionary biology graduate student, Legally, [it] means that we now have the power to bargain collectively in good faith with the university.” AAUP-CBC chair Paul Davis said, "It should be a message to graduate students everywhere that it is possible."

10.26.2017 | Campus Equity Week Sparks Conversation About Working Conditions of Adjunct Professors

As the nationwide observation of Campus Equity Week begins, the UConn-AAUP works to raise awareness about the working conditions of adjunct faculty members.

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