From the daily archives: Thursday, February 21, 2019

Now that the dust is clearing from the faculty strike at Wright State University in Dayton, let’s to take a look at what happened. A tentative agreement was reached on Feb. 10.

Faculty at WSU went on strike on Jan. 22 and finally settled three weeks later. It was the longest academic strike in Ohio history and apparently the second longest in the country. The faculty union at Wright State is a chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). As the Wright State faculty continually, and correctly repeated, this strike was not about money. It was about quality […]

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What’s Next For UA?

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The University of Akron’s acting President John Green recently revived the school’s  report card  that has been a troubling story for too long.  In his State of the University address, Green, who has a been at the helm since last April , soberly observed  that the downtown  campus has been an academic center in decline from plunging enrollment,  weighty debt and a lack of a sustaining  can-do mission that’s hardly encouraging. Given its recent woeful history, it’s doubtful that both its true state of despair and ragged image will be be reversed anytime soon.

Green is a political scientist who […]

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