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Sacrificing the queen at Kentucky State University

Another American university announced plans to cut faculty.  This time it’s Kentucky State University that’s playing the queen sacrifice tactic: [President Raymond Burse] announced plans Friday calling for the elimination of 31 additional campus positions, including 17 faculty and 14-15 … Continue reading

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Wisconsin shifts, expands attack on public higher education

This week the state government of Wisconsin has adjusted its attack on public higher education.  The legislature’s budget committee voted on an important measure which seriously cuts funding, while also sapping tenure. Key points include: Drastically cutting funding. The Joint … Continue reading

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Queen sacrifices announced across fourteen North Carolina campuses

Fourteen campuses in the University of North Carolina system will cut academic programs, according to the Daily Tarheel.  The system’s board of governors voted this past Friday to cut 46 programs in what looks like one of the biggest queen sacrifices I’ve tracked … Continue reading

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Is Louisiana State University preparing for “academic bankruptcy”?

The president of Louisiana State University announced that he had started planning for “financial exigency.”  This follows that state’s governor’s call for major cuts to public higher education, which I noted two months ago. Louisiana’s flagship university began putting together the … Continue reading

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University of Wisconsin-Madison prepares a queen sacrifice

The University of Wisconsin-Madison will cut academic positions and programs in order to cope with state budget cuts, according to the university’s chancellor.  This could be a major queen sacrifice. The process began in early February, when Wisconsin governor Walker … Continue reading

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University of Alaska sacrifices the queen

The University of Alaska system president announced the end of several academic programs, offering another example of what I’ve been calling the queen sacrifice.  This is when an academic institution, facing major challenges, cuts into the core of a campus. … Continue reading

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Privatizing community college in Arizona

Last month I noted a wave of Republican-led proposals to seriously cut financing for public colleges and universities.  I suggested that these moves would force more queen sacrifices from a great deal of campuses. Arizona was part of that wave, … Continue reading

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