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On Dismantling PASSHE: Privateers On Stage

March 18, 2014 // 3 Comments

Last week the PASSHE secessionists rolled out their PR wagons and hit the trail. On Tuesday March 11, Senators Tomlinson (R) and Dinniman (D) unveiled Senate Bill 1275 branded as “Stronger Pennsylvania Public Universities” during a morning press conference. The accompanying social media branding campaign …

Kutztown University administrators seem poised to get a jump start on cutting faculty, staff, and programs in the 2014-2015 academic year. This past Friday, department chairs received emails requesting they attend a meeting with the Provost, Carlos Vargas-Aburto, and several other high-ranking administrators to review …

Thanks to what appears to be poor planning by Kutztown University’s administration, Chancellor Frank Brogan’s visit to Kutztown University today came off more like a canned charm offensive than an honest and critical exchange between Brogan and the Kutztown University community. Kutztown’s administration had been …

Late yesterday afternoon, APSCUF members from East Stroudsburg University began tweeting out the news that their administration plans on laying off up to 30 faculty members. This news follows weeks of public meetings and student protest urging the university president Marcia Welsh not to follow …

Slippery Rock University’s Provost Philip Way says that while he intends to abide by the faculty’s Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) he wants to “grease its operational wheels” as a “Third Way” to make deep cuts at the university. Way laid out his case to the …

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