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Columbia Postdoctoral Workers Vote to Unionize

Columbia Postdoctoral Workers Vote to Unionize

October 05, 2018

A majority of postdoctoral workers at Columbia (NY) voted to unionize, the National Labor Relations Board announced earlier this afternoon. At polling places across campus over the past two days, postdoctoral workers and associate research scientists voted 729-339 in favor of joining the Columbia Postdoctoral Workers-United Auto Workers Union. The vote represents a significant win for the unionization effort, as CPW-UAW has become the first certified postdoctoral union at a private university.
A majority of postdoctoral workers at Columbia (NY) voted to unionize, the National Labor Relations Board announced earlier this afternoon. At polling places across campus over the past two days, postdoctoral workers and associate research scientists voted 729-339 in favor of joining the Columbia Postdoctoral Workers-United Auto Workers Union. The vote represents a significant win for the unionization effort, as CPW-UAW has become the first certified postdoctoral union at a private university.

October 05, 2018

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Bloomberg

Tuition-Free School’s Endowment Misses Private Equity Gains

Tuition-Free School’s Endowment Misses Private Equity Gains

October 05, 2018

Private equity investments are helping boost returns for some of the richest college endowments. Berea College (KY) missed out.  The private school has about 5 percent of its endowment assets in private equity. The fund posted an investment gain of 6.7 percent in the 12 months through June 30, a period when many peers with at least $1 billion are reporting double-digit performance.
Private equity investments are helping boost returns for some of the richest college endowments. Berea College (KY) missed out.  The private school has about 5 percent of its endowment assets in private equity. The fund posted an investment gain of 6.7 percent in the 12 months through June 30, a period when many peers with at least $1 billion are reporting double-digit performance.

October 05, 2018

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The New York Times

Stanford’s Endowment Grew 11.3% Last Year, Beating Harvard but Not Yale

Stanford’s Endowment Grew 11.3% Last Year, Beating Harvard but Not ...

October 05, 2018

Stanford University’s (CA) endowment, the world’s third largest, grew 11.3 percent in the most recent fiscal year, officials said this week.  The university did not provide the endowment’s total value at the end of the 2018 fiscal year, which ended June 30, but said that it was $26.5 billion at the end of August.
Stanford University’s (CA) endowment, the world’s third largest, grew 11.3 percent in the most recent fiscal year, officials said this week.  The university did not provide the endowment’s total value at the end of the 2018 fiscal year, which ended June 30, but said that it was $26.5 billion at the end of August.

October 05, 2018

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Bloomberg

Maine Liberal Arts College Bowdoin Crushes Richest Schools in Endowment Gains

Maine Liberal Arts College Bowdoin Crushes Richest Schools in Endow...

October 04, 2018

Bowdoin College (ME) posted a 15.7 percent investment gain, the highest one-year performance among the richest schools including much larger Ivy League endowments.  The value of the fund was a record $1.6 billion at June 30, the liberal arts school in Maine said Tuesday in a statement. Some elite schools including Bowdoin have reported double-digit gains in fiscal 2018 driven by strong private equity and venture capital returns.
Bowdoin College (ME) posted a 15.7 percent investment gain, the highest one-year performance among the richest schools including much larger Ivy League endowments.  The value of the fund was a record $1.6 billion at June 30, the liberal arts school in Maine said Tuesday in a statement. Some elite schools including Bowdoin have reported double-digit gains in fiscal 2018 driven by strong private equity and venture capital returns.

October 04, 2018

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The Chronicle of Higher Education

Georgetown Professor’s Profane Tweet Elicits Tepid Response From University

Georgetown Professor’s Profane Tweet Elicits Tepid Response From Un...

October 03, 2018

A Georgetown University (DC)  faculty member who tweeted last week that "entitled white men" deserve "miserable deaths while feminists laugh" knew that her critique of the Brett M. Kavanaugh hearings would bring out the haters. And she wasn’t surprised when angry critics demanded that she be fired.  C. Christine Fair, an associate professor of security studies, said that her goal was to make people — white men, in particular — uncomfortable, and that the outrage she drew proved she had succeeded.
A Georgetown University (DC)  faculty member who tweeted last week that "entitled white men" deserve "miserable deaths while feminists laugh" knew that her critique of the Brett M. Kavanaugh hearings would bring out the haters. And she wasn’t surprised when angry critics demanded that she be fired.  C. Christine Fair, an associate professor of security studies, said that her goal was to make people — white men, in particular — uncomfortable, and that the outrage she drew proved she had succeeded.

October 03, 2018

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