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CUNY at the Turning Point

New York City College of Technology, the City University of New York campus where I teach, has now spent more than a decade improving itself on the cheap. 705 more words


A Major Change is Coming Your Way: Begin Now to Prepare for the New Overtime Pay Rules

by Brad Dean, president and CEO, Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has published final regulations that will significantly increase the number of employees who must be paid overtime. 654 more words

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North Carolina Republicans Take Aim at HBCUs


The following item is reposted from Remaking the University, a blog run by UCLA history professor Michael Meranze and UC-Santa Barbara english professor Chris Newfield. 1,035 more words

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Hardest Hit Public Universities in Illinois Losing Students, Some to Adjacent States

The following excerpts from an Associated Press news story on the website of the ABC channel WLS-TV in Chicago provides on update on the longer term impact of the ongoing state budget battle in Illinois: 255 more words

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OCAAUP Testimony on “Reforms” Ostensibly Intended to Increase Access and Affordability

Testimony of Stephen Mockabee, Ph.D.

Ohio Conference of the American Association of University Professors before the House Finance Higher Education Subcommittee Representative Mike Duffey, Chair… 1,055 more words

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UNC Pres. Spellings’ Letter to U.S. Justice Dept.

What follows is the text of a letter sent by Margaret Spellings, president of the University of North Carolina, to the Justice Department, making the case that the university–and, by extension all public colleges and universities in the state–have been placed in a very difficult situation by the Department of Justice’s suit on transgender rights and the state of North Carolina’s counter-suit. 730 more words

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Minimizing the Reach of Government

Like others who post to this blog, I am generally not in favor of academic boycotts. But I don’t have the same reservations about economic boycotts. 814 more words

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