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Letter from the Interim President

Dear Colleagues,

I’m serving as FSU President while Catherine Lynde is on sabbatical this semester.  My letter this issue will discuss parking and the movement to a 2:2 course load, but first I’d like to tell you a little bit about me.

One Campus United

By Jennifer Berkshire, union news editor

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The protestors stretched from the Chancellor’s office down to the plaza, hundreds of students, faculty and staff lined up to deliver petitions with more than 5,000 signatures, all decrying a plan to hike the cost of parking up to $10 in 2013. The protest was a visible symbol of how the proposal by UMass administrators has united campus groups in opposition to a plan that they say falls most heavily on students and the lowest paid employees.

Learning from the Quebec Student Strike

John Hess, english

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Reflections from Chicago: What Kind of Union Do We Need?

By Al Leisinger, Mathematics, NTT Grievance Officer

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The Chicago Teachers’ Strike this fall was a signal that we don’t have to lie down and take the attacks on public education that have come down from both Democratic and Republican administrations.  Of the more than 26,000 CTU members who went on strike, just 20 crossed the picket line.

"This is Not Just My Own Life”

Interview with Dorothy Nelson, conducted by Amy Todd, Anthropology

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