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Last week, I published a frustrated tirade about the latest social media blunder of East Stroudsburg University’s president Marcia Welsh. As you know, Welsh tweeted out a picture of her posing with a group of half-clad male students calling themselves “The Hawthorne Hotties.” The Hotties …

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 …

Early this morning, students in the Philadelphia School District began walking out their school buildings as part of a student strike in support of their teachers. On Monday – one day after World Teachers Day – the Philadelphia School Reform Commission took the unprecedented move …

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 …

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