GEO: An open letter to Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy

Published in the 10/5/2015 UMass Daily Collegian: Dear Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy, On Friday, Sept. 4, the University of Massachusetts welcomed thousands of first-year students to their new home. Many of these students will take up a number of leadership positions on campus throughout their undergraduate experience. Dozens, if not hundreds of them will become resident assistants and peer mentors. So it is quite disturbing that while … Continue reading

GCFU Bargaining Chair Jan Clausen in Times-Argus on Ratification Vote, Management Threats

From the 3/1/2014 Montpelier-Barre Times-Argus: As the chair of the Goddard College Faculty Union bargaining committee, I write to correct misinformation in the Feb. 24 piece “Difficult for both sides” by Goddard College acting President Avram Patt and to offer my perspective on our union contract negotiations. All parties agree that Goddard needs to stabilize its budget. In order to meet a shortfall caused by … Continue reading

Rutland Herald: Goddard Talks Reaching Critical Point

Reprinted from the Rutland Herald, 2/22/2014: Goddard talks reaching critical point By Eric Blaisdell STAFF WRITER | February 22,2014 PLAINFIELD — Contract negotiations between the faculty at Goddard College and the administration are quickly coming to a head, and with an impasse likely some faculty members say they are ready to strike. According to an email from the faculty bargaining committee to faculty members that was obtained … Continue reading