Starving the Beast available to stream

The excellent documentary, Starving the Beast, is now available within UVa online. (The movie tells the story of a potent one-two punch roiling public higher education right now: 35 years of systematic defunding and a well financed market oriented reform effort. It’s the story of a little known and misunderstood ideological fight, the outcome of which will change the future of public higher education.)

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Good piece in Chronicle

The Chronicle recently posted this thoughtful piece on UVA and the beginning of the process to replace Sullivan here.

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Letter to the Editor in The Chronicle

The current issue of The Chronicle contains a letter to the editor signed by UVa’s own Siva Vaidhyanathan regarding his and his colleagues’ support for Melissa Click who was fired at the University of Missouri:

“Why We are Going Public with Our Support of Melissa Click.” Read here.

 

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Union Elections at Duke

“Non-Tenure-Track Professors at Duke Move to Hold a Union Election.” by Samantha Lachman.  Read here.

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Wisconsin Lawmakers Take Aim at Tenure and Shared Governance

Our alert member, Judith Reagan, noticed this important article in The Chronicle.

https://shar.es/12HeMG

Such stories remind us of the importance of our membership in the AAUP which is one organization nationally fighting against these incursions.

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WINA Interview

John Alexander was interviewed by Les Sinclair on WINA:

http://wina.com/podcasts/john-alexander/

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Op Ed in Daily Progress

The Executive Committee of the UVa Chapter of the AAUP has published an OpEd in the Daily Progress reflecting on what we have collectively learned and what progress is still needed two years after the ouster: http://bit.ly/2YearsAfterOuster

Sunday, July 13, 2014.

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AAUP National Update on UVa

The AAUP National site has posted this update on positive developments at UVa:

http://bit.ly/PositiveDevelopmentsatUVa

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The Coup that Failed

Talbot Brewer, Chair of the Department of Philosophy at UVa, has just published this thoughtful reflection on the ouster:

http://bit.ly/CoupThatFailed

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UVa AAUP Chapter Calls for Shared Governance

Published as the top story in the Daily Progress, 7/9/14:

http://bit.ly/DailyProgressCoversAAUP

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