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American Universities must take a stand

American Universities Must Take a Stand
Leon Botstein | ON CAMPUS | FEB. 8, 2017 Credit Richie Pope Not since the era of witch hunts and “red baiting” has the American university faced so great a threat from government. How is the university to function when a president’s administration blurs the distinction between fact and fiction by asserting the existence of “alternative facts”? How can the university turn a blin...
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AFT recognizes Local 212’s community outreach efforts

Milwaukee Muslim Women's Coalition
Local union builds bridges, fights bans An older white man with a snowy beard, flannel shirt and faded captain's cap sits rapt as Janan Najeeb, the president of the Milwaukee Muslim Women's Coalition, a middle-aged Arab woman wearing a head scarf, speaks. On the surface they have little in common. But the local union that represents staff and faculty at Milwaukee Area Technical Col...
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For-Profit Schools, an Obama Target, See New Day Under Trump

Trump University in 2005
By PATRICIA COHEN | FEB. 20, 2017 Donald J. Trump at the announcement of the establishment of Trump University in 2005. As president-elect, he paid $25 million to settle three lawsuits against the now-defunct institution.CreditBebeto Matthews/Associated Press Since Election Day, for-profit college companies have been on a hot streak. DeVry Education Group’s stock has leapt more...
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