Monthly Archives: January 2010

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Rant on Excellence By Elizabeth Hodgson Excerpt from: CAUT Bulletin Vol 57 No. 1 January 2010 Full article can be found at: http://www.cautbulletin.ca/en_article.asp?articleid=2993 ‘Excellence’ has become a supersaturated term, a word that means both everything & nothing, says Elizabeth Hodgson. … Continue reading

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No ‘quick fix’ for Queen’s debt: University may enter bond market By Gloria Er-Chua, News Editor Excerpt from: Queen’s Journal January 15, 2010 Full article at: http://www.queensjournal.ca/story/2010-01-15/news/no-quick-fix-queens-debt/ Queen’s may soon sell bonds to help finance its debt from capital projects, … Continue reading

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Strike mandate signals time to resume serious bargaining Excerpt from: OPSEU News January 13, 2010 Full article can be found at: http://www.opseu.org/news/press2010/jan-13-2010.htm In a show of province-wide support, community college faculty have given their bargaining team a strike mandate in … Continue reading

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Canadian Universities May Sell Bonds to Close Gaps, Globe Says Excerpt of article: Globe and Mail January 11, 2010 By Kevin Bell Full article found at: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601082&sid=aoEESmLI6vq4# Jan. 11 (Bloomberg) — Some Canadian universities may sell bonds for the first … Continue reading

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The trouble with universities Excerpt form: CBC News & Financial Post Saturday, January 09, 2010 Full article at: http://www.cbc.ca/fp/story/2010/01/09/2421885.html For students at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ont., the semester ended on Dec. 20. In a desperate bid to save … Continue reading

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More faculty putting off retirement By Paul Mayne Excerpt from: Western News Thursday, January 7, 2010 Full article at: http://communications.uwo.ca/com/western_news/stories/more_faculty_putting_off_retirement___20100107445531/ The elimination of mandatory retirement in 2006 will have a $12-million impact on The University of Western Ontario in 2010-11 … Continue reading

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Smart? Not really / Prison, higher ed funding link is dubious. Excerpt from: San Diego Union Tribune Friday, January 8, 2010 Full article at: http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2010/jan/08/smart-not-really-prison-higher-ed-funding-link-dub/ There is an undeniable surface appeal to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s proposal to reverse the long-term … Continue reading

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