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Category Archives: budget crises

The University of Akron Largely Reverses Its Decisions Related to the Future of the University of Akron Press

The following is from an article by Rick Armon for the Akron Beacon-Journal: “The University of Akron is rehiring UA Press workers that it let go last month and says … Continue reading

August 18, 2015 · 1 Comment

The High Cost of Not Educating Our Very Large Prison Population

When state governments began cutting state support for public higher education, one of the first casualties was the federal and state funding for providing college educations to prisoners.  It was … Continue reading

August 17, 2015 · 1 Comment

In Photos, Protests at the University of Akron over Budget Cutting and Lack of Shared Governance—In Particular, the Closure of the University of Akron Press

      The photos have been taken from the “Save the University of Akron Press” Facebook page, which is available at: https://www.facebook.com/SavetheUAPress If you visit the page, please “like” it. … Continue reading

August 17, 2015 · 1 Comment

Governor Rauner Opposes Chancellor Wise 400k Severance Deal

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner opposes the golden parachute $400,000 severance package for Chancellor Phyllis Wise, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. While Rauner, a Republican, wants to cut 31.5% from the state’s higher education … Continue reading

August 11, 2015 · 1 Comment

Updated List of the Institutions on the Department of Education’s Financial Watch List: Part 3

  Previous Posts in This Series: http://academeblog.org/2015/08/06/updated-list-of-the-institutions-on-the-department-of-educations-financial-watch-list-part-1/ Updated List of the Institutions on the Department of Education’s Financial Watch List: Part 2: http://academeblog.org/2015/08/08/updated-list-of-the-institutions-on-the-department-of-educations-financial-watch-list-part-2/    

August 11, 2015 · 1 Comment

Updated List of the Institutions on the Department of Education’s Financial Watch List: Part 2

    Previous Posts in This Series: Updated List of the Institutions on the Department of Education’s Financial Watch List: Part 1: http://academeblog.org/2015/08/06/updated-list-of-the-institutions-on-the-department-of-educations-financial-watch-list-part-1/      

August 8, 2015 · 4 Comments

Updated List of the Institutions on the Department of Education’s Financial Watch List: Part 1

   

August 6, 2015 · 3 Comments

Bubble Fantasies: Dancing on the Empty Grave of Academia

The National Review’s Phi Beta Cons blog has yet another entry in its seeming endless series of posts predicting the imminent doom of academia. Like the world’s worst psychics, the … Continue reading

August 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

AAUP/AFT‐Wisconsin Joint Statement on Wisconsin Biennial Budget

The following statement was issued today, July 20, 2015: The AAUP and AFT‐Wisconsin stand together in condemning the attacks on higher education that the Wisconsin Legislature included in its biennial … Continue reading

July 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Why Support a University When You Can Subsidize Billionaires?

Wisconsin state senators struck a bipartisan deal yesterday and approved $250 million in public subsidies for a new arena for the National Basketball Association’s Milwaukee Bucks.  The bill will now … Continue reading

July 16, 2015 · 1 Comment
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