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Concordia College attempts a queen sacrifice

Concordia College, a midwestern liberal arts institution, is the latest American campus to announce a queen sacrifice.  The college is apparently going to cut a series of academic programs, and reduce some faculty numbers along the way. What’s on the chopping … Continue reading

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Denying tenure because of declining enrollment: is this a trend?

One midwestern university has responded to declining enrollment in a very specific way.  Lake Superior State University (Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan; home of the Banished Words List) is apparently denying tenure to tenure-track faculty in some cases because the campus cannot … Continue reading

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Queen sacrifice in Western Illinois

This week it’s Western Illinois University‘s turn to consider a queen sacrifice. “At this point I anticipate that it will be necessary to inform approximately 50 faculty of the elimination of their positions,” the interim provost, Kathleen Neumann, said during a … Continue reading

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Yet another campus sacrifices the queen

The College of Saint Rose (Albany, New York) announced (pdf) it would cut academic programs and faculty, in yet another example of what I’ve been calling a queen sacrifice. That press release is actually quite informative.  On the Saint Rose … Continue reading

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Evangel University sacrifices the queen

Evangel University of Missouri announced plans to fire a group of faculty and staff.  It looks like another queen sacrifice. Faculty and staff alike are bearing the cuts: Forty-four employees will be directly affected by the cuts, including 32 faculty … Continue reading

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Sacrificing the queen at the University of Montana

A few weeks ago the University of Montana announced plans for a queen sacrifice. It’s hard to get good information on this, but I’ll sum up what I can find. November’s Inside Higher Ed article mentions a large number of … Continue reading

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Queen sacrifice as bargaining strategy

Rider University avoided having a queen sacrifice after all.  Its administration announced serious cuts to academic programs and faculty earlier this month. Now Rider faculty decided to make their own sacrifices rather than see some of their number laid off … Continue reading

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