D. Fairchild Ruggles

ruggles_dfairchildD. FAIRCHILD RUGGLES
Professor, Landscape Architecture

Faculty members deserve adequate health insurance, stable pensions, reliable salaries that are not subject to thinly disguised cuts, and a working day that is not extended to twelve or fourteen hours because of staffing reductions. When we act collectively, we have a better chance of maintaining academic excellence, helping junior faculty, and protecting the pension and insurance benefits that were promised when we joined this institution. Participation in the union is the best way of expressing care for the academic community and for each other.