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Keeping up with professional commitments at a large research university can be daunting. Writing, publishing, teaching, grading, advising and professional development demand significant investments of time and energy. But many […]
As we start the 2012-13 academic year, welcoming new students, faculty and staff, we want to take a moment to introduce—or reintroduce, as the case may be—ourselves. We are an independent […]
When I expressed doubt about the job market to one colleague, she advised me, with total seriousness, to “re-evaluate what work means” and to consider “post-work imaginaries”. This quote from […]
A recent article in the News Gazette discusses the State Legislature’s failed attempts to pass any pension reform bill, describing the failure as one rooted in conventional political differences. House […]
A recent blog post by Professor of Asian Studies, Teri Yamada, takes on questions about the compatibility of faculty senates and unions. She presents a concise argument that faculty unions […]
SEIU invites you & yours to a presentation on Tax Fairness in Illinois: Wednesday May 23, 7-9pm University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright St., Champaign IL 61820 Why can’t our State pay its bills? […]
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A new, original comic strip State University, Inc. by Damian Duffy and David O’Brien debuts here! State University, Inc. takes on current events, real and imagined, on the UIUC campus, reflecting them […]
I’ve been thinking lately about the ways that secondary costs related to higher education are another source of expense (and debt) for students, faculty and institutions. Electronic information communication technology […]
Former Labor Secretary (and current Professor of Public Policy at UC Berkeley) Robert Reich just posted an editorial for the Baltimore Sun that takes on the financial cuts afflicting public […]
Benefits and pensions are undoubtedly a complicated subject. In the “public sector,” they’ve also become a rather heated one. The debate is a well rehearsed one, one that usually follows […]