While 70% of classes are taught by contingent faculty, Rutgers Part Time Lecturers lack pay equity, health insurance and job security. Tell President Barchi to bargain a fair contract at 848-932-7454.Read more
By Adam Clark, NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
Fed up with contract talks that have dragged on since last year, Rutgers University professors are one step closer to walking off the job.
The faculty union’s leaders on Thursday asked their members to give permission to call for a strike, if necessary.
“We have taken this step because it is important to defend quality public higher education,” said Deepa Kumar, president of the union representing more than 4,800 full-time faculty and graduate workers.…Read more
Steve Young, 71, of Woodland Park, formerly of Montclair, died “suddenly and unexpectedly” on March 3, 2019.
Visitation: Thursday March 7 from 5-7PM
Memorial Service: Saturday March 9th at 11AM
Location: Hugh M. Moriarty Funeral Home, 76 Park Street Montclair, NJ.
The long-time Executive Director of the Council of New Jersey State College locals, which represents 10,000 faculty, professional staff and librarians at nine state colleges and universities, Young previously served as President of the American Federation of Musicians.…
Walton R. Johnson
In January, 2019, Rutgers kicked off a year of celebrations to mark 100 years since the graduation of our famous alum, Paul Robeson. Yet, despite the hoopla, the university continues to neglect the needs of African-Americans in our state in a manner that is openly contemptuous of Robeson’s core ideas.
In the past generation, there has been a precipitous decline in enrollment of African-Americans.…Read more
Patrick Wall, Chalkbeat
Newark Public Schools is looking for a new crop of talented, diverse teachers — and it’s turning to its high school classrooms to find them.
The district on Tuesday announced plans to embed a new academy inside the city’s largest high school, where teenagers will take college-level education courses and practice teaching in local classrooms.…Read more