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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 …

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 …

Editor’s Note: Steve Horn’s latest investigative article cross-posted from our friends at Mint Press News. If you haven’t checked out Mint Press News’s awesome independent, investigative reporting, do yourself a favor and go there now. Visit Mint Press News and tell them Raging Chicken Press …

Editor’s Note: This Open Letter was originally posted by Katie Osgood with our friends @thechalkface. The first part of Katie’s letter is posted here. To read her full letter (and, you really, really need to) click the “Continue Reading” link at the bottom of this …

Editor’s Note: I published a version of this article on AAUP’s Academe Blog earlier today. Check them out and give them some love.  At my monthly department meeting yesterday, the department’s representative to our University Senate gave his report on their last meeting. As part …

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