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Author Archives: Kevin Mahoney

PA State Senators Crafting Legislation to Allow Universities to Secede from State System of Higher Ed

Author’s Note: A version of this post was publish on Raging Chicken Press under the title, “Slow Train to Destruction of Public Higher Ed in PA?: Defund then Divide-and-Conquer,” on … Continue reading

February 24, 2014 · 5 Comments

Trading Academics for Amenities: Move Over Faculty, Make Way for the Hot Tubs

Note: This was originally published on Raging Chicken Press earlier today.  I did my PhD work at Miami University. No, not in Florida – Miami University in Oxford, OH. There was … Continue reading

November 15, 2013 · 1 Comment

Wall Street on the Susquehanna: PASSHE Bond Scheme Bleeds Budget for Beautiful Buildings (Abbreviated)

This originally appeared in Raging Chicken Press on October 21, 2013. It is a fairly long article detailing changes in Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) policies regarding new … Continue reading

October 22, 2013 · 1 Comment

Shock Turning to Anger and Mobilization at Clarion University of Pennsylvania

Note: On Monday of this week I posted an article about plans to cut 40 jobs, including 22 faculty members at Clarion University of Pennsylvania. Earlier today, I posted another … Continue reading

August 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

PA State System of Higher Ed Begins Academic Year Taking Ax to Jobs and Programs

Note: This article was published earlier today on Raging Chicken Press. An excerpt appears below. You can read the full article by clicking the link at the end, or you … Continue reading

August 19, 2013 · 1 Comment

New Chancellor for PA State Universities: Deep Roots in Right-Wing Attacks on Public Education

This article was originally posted on Raging Chicken Press. I will be posting a series of articles about the incoming chancellor, Frank Brogan, in the upcoming weeks.  Last week the … Continue reading

August 14, 2013 · 1 Comment

Welcome to Wild West U: Kutztown University Opens Campus to Guns

This post originally appeared in Raging Chicken Press earlier today. If you are interested in this issue, I will continue to follow this issue as over the next few weeks … Continue reading

May 9, 2013 · 3 Comments

Millersville U Commencement Speaker Controversy: It’s About Self-Respect

“An example I came up with: A guy stabs another guy and then the victim is in the hospital. The guy who stabs him comes to the victim’s bedside with the victim’s … Continue reading

March 13, 2013 · 5 Comments

The Persistence of Crisis: Work Harder or Fight Back

At my monthly department meeting yesterday, the department’s representative to our University Senate gave his report on their last meeting. As part of his report, he told us some of … Continue reading

March 6, 2013 · 10 Comments

PASSHE Chancellor Hits the Road, Attacks on Public Higher Ed in PA Likely to Continue

Ever since the attacks on public sector unions, working families, and public education in Wisconsin that began just over two years ago, my own writing has changed. It’s become less…well, … Continue reading

February 28, 2013 · 4 Comments



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