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Duquesne University Police on Strike

Police officers at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh went on strike yesterday after contract negotiations between their union and the university...
Sandy Baum and Michael McPherson's Campus Economics: How Economic Thinking Can Help Improve College and University Decisions (Princeton University Press)

Economics and Higher Education

Authors discuss their book on “how economic thinking can help improve college and university decisions.”

Rutgers University community members holding signs and striking.

Rutgers Walkout Means 6 Faculty Strikes

Rutgers University’s first faculty strike in its 257-year history, combined with workers at yet another Illinois university walking out, grows the current strike wave. 

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Historic Faculty Pay Increase Still Beaten by Inflation

Continued inflation consumed even the largest average salary increase in more than 30 years, the AAUP reports.

Michigan Grad Workers Strike

University of Michigan requests injunction to stop the strike by graduate student workers, who are asking for a 60 percent raise in minimum salaries and improvements in benefits for transgender, international and parenting members.

We’re Asking the Wrong Questions About AI

It’s not only about academic integrity: higher ed faces much bigger challenges in the face of frightening questions about the future of the knowledge workforce, Paul LeBlanc writes.

Should Outgoing Presidents Have Hiring Powers?

Ruth Simmons left Prairie View A&M early over limits to her authority in hiring decisions. Deferring such powers to new presidents is a common practice but often not a set policy.

Lacking Collective Bargaining Rights, but Organizing Anyway

Faculty and staff are forming unions even in states that lack collective bargaining rights for public sector workers. These recent actions are part of a long history.