2017 AAUP In the News

03.24.2017 | Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric Leads to Diminished College Enrollment

Racism is rampant and foreign students or prospective students have much to consider. Rudy Fichtenbaum, AAUP president says, "The atmosphere -- the increasing attacks on Jewish centers, cemeteries, Muslim mosques and the recent murder of two Sikhs in Kansas City -- means that many international students are deciding to stay away from the US and are instead attending colleges in Canada, Australia or Europe."

03.21.2017 | Higher Ed, Faculty Are Under Fire

Rudy Fichtenbaum discusses many problems stemming from ill-conceived policies and escalating since the November election.

03.17.2017 | March Madness: Should Coaches Earn More Than College Presidents?

While coaches and university presidents earn seven figure salaries, Howard Bunsis, AAUP leader and chair of the AAUP Collective Bargaining Congrees, points out, “Many universities have lost their way, as the core function of a university is the academic success of our students."

03.12.2017 | Chasing Big Sports Goals, Rutgers Stumbles Into a Vat of Red Ink

The Rutgers athletic department has run an annual deficit of at least $20 million since 2006 and has diverted millions in student fees and millions from its general fund to cover the athletic shortfall. In 2012, Rutgers joined the Big Ten with high hopes and low returns. David Hughes, president of the Rutgers AAUP chapter, and Mark Killingsworth, Rutgers economics professor and football fan, weigh in. The facult

03.09.2017 | Who Are the Key Players in the Resistance Against Donald Trump?

On issues from immigration to climate to transgender rights, activists and organizations have been rallying against Trump and new political initiatives. The AAUP is one of many organizations partnering with the Science March on Earth Day, April 22nd.

03.09.2017 | Sheldon Whitehouse Addresses Concerns on Immigration, Higher Education

The University of Rhode Island AAUP chapter hosted Senator Sheldon Whitehouse to discuss immigration policies, Trump’s revised travel ban, and potential effects on higher education.

03.08.2017 | People Rally Across Michigan to Celebrate International Women's Day

Women and men across Michigan joined those across the nation and globe rallying in support of International Women's Day and "A Day Without a Woman." An event at Eastern Michigan University drew crowds to the Student Center on campus.

03.06.2017 | Presidential Search Has Faculty Members Fuming at Kentucky State

The situation at Kentucky State reflects broader anxiety in higher education about shared governance. "I think this is all a part of the corporate model being brought now to universities," said Rudy Fichtenbaum, AAUP president, referring to universities’ reliance on search firms. "I don’t think that model works in an academic setting."