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Let’s say you are the president of a state university in the wake of deep budget cuts by an austerity-minded legislature and Tea Party governor. Let’s also say that the Chancellor and the Board of Governors of your state university system has been drinking the …

On November 3rd, after being frustrated by Syracuse University administration’s refusal to meaningfully discuss a range of grievances, students held a “Diversity and Transparency” rally and then marched from the steps of Hendricks Chapel to Crouse-Hinds Hall administration building. They never left. Today marks the …

Editor’s Note: A slightly earlier version of this post indicated that the Tweet pictured below originated from Marcia Welsh’s account. It did not. She FAVORITED another Tweet. We caught the error shortly after the article first went live and made the corrections. We are sorry for the …

On July 30, PA State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) administrators announced their intentions to deepen the austerity at five state-owned universities: Mansfield, Edinboro, Clarion, East Stroudsburg, and Cheyney. These are the same five universities that claimed “financial hardship” last year and experienced sweeping cuts to faculty and …

The dirty secret of higher education in the United States is that the entire system depends upon the systematic exploitation of the majority – the super majority – of those who teach in its classrooms. As much as the right wing wants to point to …

You may have caught the announcement that Gov. Tom Corbett was on hand to open Philadelphia’s first public compressed natural gas (CNG) filling station recently. VNG – a Bala Cynwyd-based start-up devoted to “building the national infrastructure to fuel America’s natural gas vehicles” – installed …

For eleven of the past twelve years, Kutztown University’s president welcomed faculty and staff to the new academic year by preaching the gospel of austerity, budget crisis, and gloom. Despite the evidence showing that Kutztown’s was in a better financial shape than almost every other PASSHE …

Today’s protest against University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) organized by the Pittsburgh-based coalition, Make It Our UPMC, is on-going as of this post. Here’s a version of today’s events as seen through the eyes of participants and their tweets:   [View the story “#UPMCWorkers …

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