And The World Will Know: Vanderbilt Adjunct Faculty Attempt to Unionize

And The World Will Know: Vanderbilt Adjunct Faculty Attempt to Unionize

“We, the undersigned, have pledged to build a better Vanderbilt.  We have pledged to build a union.” Nearly 100 Vanderbilt University contracted professors, also called adjunct or not tenure-track professors, have organized to begin the process of forming a union. They have petitioned the National Labor Relations Board to hold...

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Running a University in the Age of Trump

Running a University in the Age of Trump

The decisions a chancellor has to make aren’t the easy ones. As Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas Zeppos told me, “if everyone agreed, the decisions wouldn’t get to me.” Nevertheless, I wondered if the election of Donald Trump had changed things. The Chancellor must now cope with events he couldn’t have foreseen:...

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