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 III: Market values and human values

In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, Ithaca College had to raise funds for IC 20/20 while keeping tuition low and discount rates high.

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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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Meet IC’s new sustainability coordinator

In 2007, then-President Peggy Ryan Williams signed the American College and University President’s Climate Commitment. This tasked the college with attaining complete carbon neutrality by 2050.

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Fighting a cyber-sexual war

At just 14 years-old, activist Juliett found herself a victim of a relatively new phenomenon called revenge porn.

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Flint, Michigan – A city in crisis

In 2014, the city of Flint, Michigan switched water suppliers in an effort to save money. Originally, the city concluded that moving from their current water provider, Detroit Water and Sewage Department, to the Karegnondi Water Authority (KWA) would save the city $200 million over the next 25 years.

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A Night

By Charles Hess   And the night weeps on his shoulders And the pavement pools slap at his knees And

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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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