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Student Bill of Rights Central to New State Plan for Higher Education

By Carly Sitrin Long-terms goals include making college more affordable, keeping talent in New Jersey, and giving students a stronger voice Credit: Edwin J. Torres/Governor’s Office Secretary of Higher Education Zakiya Smith Ellis at the announcement Tuesday of a new plan for higher education in NJ For the first time in more than 13 years,… Read more »

Rutgers Faculty Union Authorizes Call for Strike

In New Jersey, faculty at Rutgers University have authorized union leaders to call for a strike as ongoing contract negotiations have failed to reach an agreement. Union members are demanding more full-time faculty, equal pay for women staff, increased staff diversity, job protection for librarians and a salary raise for teaching assistants. If the union… Read more »

Rutgers faculty members authorize union to call a strike

By LINH TAT The bargaining unit representing full-time faculty and graduate employees at Rutgers University has its members’ blessing to call a strike if contract negotiations aren’t successful, union leaders said Tuesday. Eighty-eight percent of its members voted to authorize union leaders to call a strike, the group said. Should that occur, it would be the… Read more »

Faculty at Rutgers University prepare for possible strike

NEW BRUNSWICK – Rutgers University could see its first-ever faculty strike if union demands aren’t met. A strike among the faculty has been authorized, with nearly 90 percent of union members voting for it. “We have to take the action away from the bargaining table and demonstrate to this administration and the people of New Jersey… Read more »

Rutgers faculty moving toward a strike

by Susan Snyder Faculty at Rutgers University this week took a step that could bring their union closer to calling the first strike in the school’s 253-year history, the union announced Tuesday. “We do not want to have to call a strike unless we absolutely have to,” said Deepa Kumar, president of the union, which… Read more »

Rutgers lagging in attracting qualified, diverse faculty: Hawkesworth

As Black History Month ends, it is an appropriate time to consider who has the opportunity to study and teach at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Rutgers-Newark, which U.S. News and World Report consistently ranks among the most diverse campuses in the nation, is a model of racial, ethnic and gender diversity. But that campus… Read more »

Athletics report prompts comment on budget allocations from Rutgers faculty union

Last Thursday, the athletic consulting company College Sports Solutions (CSS) released a comprehensive 58-page report on Rutgers athletics, which received opposition from the University faculty union. Costing $95,000 to produce, the report provided a summary of the University’s athletic performance ever since joining the Big Ten conference in 2014, according to NJ Advance Media. Athletics officials… Read more »