Contract Signing Ceremony

During the contract signing ceremony, AAUP-UC President Greg Loving, President Santa Ono, Provost Beverly Davenport and former Faculty Senate President Adrianne Lane discussed the contract and the formation of a joint committee to study other faculty employment issues.

The Ripple Effects of Rising Student Debt

What are the roads not taken because students must take out loans for college? A collection of studies shows that the burden of student debt may well cause people to make different decisions than they would otherwise — affecting not just individual lives but also the entire economy.

Click HERE to read the full article by Phyllis Korkki in the NYT.

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Rally for Higher Education

Yesterday the AAUP, the Ohio Student Association, the Ohio Education Association, the Ohio Federation of Teachers, and the Ohio Part-Time Faculty Association participated in rally for the Campaign for Higher Education in Columbus.

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Two UC juniors receive AAUP Paradise Scholarships

The Paradise Scholarships recognize UC students who are excellent scholars and have dedicated themselves to social justice missions. This year, the committee—Alan Vespie (AHS), Sharon Purtee (UC Libraries), Jose Pedro do Amaral (UCBA), and Connie Kendall-Theado (CECH)—selected two UC students to receive the $2,000 scholarship.

Recipient Caitlin Clark has extensive volunteering experiences, including working to develop writing skills in children at the Thurber House, teaching literacy in a high needs Cincinnati district through the Ohio Reads Program, and tutoring students at Hughes High School.  

Recipient Peter Stiver traveled to Guatemala to work with several different organizations,including Brillo del Sol, which provides alternative schooling for special needs children; Saint Francis of Peace, an underfunded public school; and a hospice care facility.  Peter also worked on the We Are Ohio campaign to protect public employee collective bargaining rights, the Obama campaign, and numerous local campaigns.

Pictured below are AAUP-UC Vice-President Steve Pelikan, Caitlin Clark, and Peter Stiver.