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Carthage College Picks New President

Carthage College Picks New President

May 26, 2017

A southerner who impressed the search committee as being a "scholar-teacher" with strong communications skills will become the next president of Carthage College.  John Swallow currently serves as executive vice-president and provost of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., a small liberal arts school that's owned by the Episcopal Church.  Swallow plans to start at Carthage July 1.
A southerner who impressed the search committee as being a "scholar-teacher" with strong communications skills will become the next president of Carthage College.  John Swallow currently serves as executive vice-president and provost of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., a small liberal arts school that's owned by the Episcopal Church.  Swallow plans to start at Carthage July 1.

May 26, 2017

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The New York Times

Surprise for a Mother Who Helped Her Paralyzed Son in Every Class

Surprise for a Mother Who Helped Her Paralyzed Son in Every Class

May 25, 2017

Judy O’Connor had no idea a surprise awaited her when she pushed her son, who uses a wheelchair, onto a stage at the commencement at Chapman University on Saturday. As she stepped back to let her son, Marty, have his moment — he was receiving his M.B.A. — a dean kept her on stage. It was then announced that she had been awarded an honorary M.B.A. degree. An emotional Ms. O’Connor blew a kiss, and the crowd was on its feet.
Judy O’Connor had no idea a surprise awaited her when she pushed her son, who uses a wheelchair, onto a stage at the commencement at Chapman University on Saturday. As she stepped back to let her son, Marty, have his moment — he was receiving his M.B.A. — a dean kept her on stage. It was then announced that she had been awarded an honorary M.B.A. degree. An emotional Ms. O’Connor blew a kiss, and the crowd was on its feet.

May 25, 2017

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Laredo Morning Times, Loredo, TX

University of St. Thomas: Philosophy Program to Stay 'Integral'

University of St. Thomas: Philosophy Program to Stay 'Integral'

May 25, 2017

The University of St. Thomas said that it will issue continuous contracts to its philosophy professors on Wednesday or Thursday, more than a week after it threatened to reorganize the department or eliminate programs within it. The private Catholic university – named after philosopher and theologian Thomas Aquinas – withheld contracts to philosophy and English professors last week, explaining that the university was in the midst of a review of those departments. 
The University of St. Thomas said that it will issue continuous contracts to its philosophy professors on Wednesday or Thursday, more than a week after it threatened to reorganize the department or eliminate programs within it. The private Catholic university – named after philosopher and theologian Thomas Aquinas – withheld contracts to philosophy and English professors last week, explaining that the university was in the midst of a review of those departments. 

May 25, 2017

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Inside Higher Ed

Assistant Professors Have Rights, Too

Assistant Professors Have Rights, Too

May 25, 2017

You get a tenure-track job. You meet all expectations and then some. Then, halfway through your tenure-track period, you are let go, something like an at-will employee. Sadly, it’s not unheard for tenure-track professors to be treated like adjuncts in academe, but a recent legal decision involving Yeshiva University says it can’t happen there, based on its own policies. And elements of those policies exist elsewhere, making the ruling potentially significant to others on the tenure track.
You get a tenure-track job. You meet all expectations and then some. Then, halfway through your tenure-track period, you are let go, something like an at-will employee. Sadly, it’s not unheard for tenure-track professors to be treated like adjuncts in academe, but a recent legal decision involving Yeshiva University says it can’t happen there, based on its own policies. And elements of those policies exist elsewhere, making the ruling potentially significant to others on the tenure track.

May 25, 2017

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Inside Higher Ed

NLRB: U Chicago Hourly Student Library Employees May Form Union

NLRB: U Chicago Hourly Student Library Employees May Form Union

May 25, 2017

A regional National Labor Relations Board office said this week that more than 200 hourly employees of the University of Chicago libraries may hold a union election. Hourly student employees are organized elsewhere, but this is the first hourly employee election order applicable to undergraduates since the NLRB said in August that student employees may form unions on private campuses. That decision, which related to graduate students at Columbia University, was surprisingly broad in its scope and opened the door to more undergraduate student employee unions.
A regional National Labor Relations Board office said this week that more than 200 hourly employees of the University of Chicago libraries may hold a union election. Hourly student employees are organized elsewhere, but this is the first hourly employee election order applicable to undergraduates since the NLRB said in August that student employees may form unions on private campuses. That decision, which related to graduate students at Columbia University, was surprisingly broad in its scope and opened the door to more undergraduate student employee unions.

May 25, 2017

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