Part V: “A fight for the soul of the university”: the unionization of contingent faculty

For traditional scholars nostalgic of a golden age of academia, when professors were at the heart of campus operations, the rising proportion of part-time faculty signifies the devaluing of the professorship and the commodification of liberal arts.

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Part IV: A lost liberal arts dream

For the college, the Integrative Core Curriculum (ICC), later growing into the colossus IC 20/20, seemed to be the colleges’ solution to all the problems it faced at the time—financial, educational and bureaucratic.

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Part II: Financial meltdown and recovery

The 2008 financial crisis devastated the financials of Ithaca College.

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Part I: “People over profits!”

This has been the rallying cry of faculty unions allied with tenured professors across the United States in retribution against the “corporatization of higher education”.

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Part-time professor sues faculty union

Kurt Lichtmann, lecturer at Ithaca College, has filed a lawsuit with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) against the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 200 for allegedly withholding his “Beck rights” — a 1988 Supreme Court precedent that would allow him to withdraw his membership from the union.

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Dating, romance or hooking-up: take your pick

My grandparents met in the little bubble of 1930s University of California at Los Angeles college culture. Jeanette was in a sorority, Dean in a fraternity. He worked at her sorority, and when she decided he was cute, she filled a brown paper bag full of water and dropped it on his head as he worked below her balcony room. They married and stayed married for 68 years, all because of a bag of water. Tell me that’s not one of the most adorable “how’d you guys meet?” stories you’ve ever heard.

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The use (and abuse) of stimulants among college students

By Rae Harris, Forum editor It’s midterms week and in a quiet corner of a crowded library, there is a

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News update: Bargaining committees reach tentative contract agreements, no strike

Since Fall 2016, the committees have been gridlocked along two key parts of a settled contract: term lengths and salary.

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Breaking the Ice: Student Groups Discuss Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

The year 2017 marks the 50th year of Israeli occupation of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, and yet the world’s “most intractable conflict” remains largely overlooked on IC’s campus.

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Periodically Entertained

By: Mila Phelps-Friedl When I was asked what I wanted to write a column about, I thought about how much

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