cmu http://michiganradio.org en Judge says CMU faculty must work, but allowed to picket http://michiganradio.org/post/judge-says-cmu-faculty-must-work-allowed-picket <p>Both sides in the Central Michigan University fracas seem to like the court order issued today.</p><p>Judge Paul Chamberlain said members of the CMU Faculty Association must continue to work, but they are allowed to picket.</p><p>From the <a href="http://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw/index.ssf/2011/08/isabella_county_judge_extends.html">Saginaw News</a>:</p><blockquote><p>An Isabella County judge extended a court injunction that prevents Central Michigan University faculty from holding a strike or work stoppage.</p><p>The court order, signed by Circuit Judge Paul H. Chamberlain just before noon on Friday, states faculty are restrained from holding a work stoppage but are allowed to picket.</p><p>Laura Frey, Faculty Association president, said the court hearing was a &quot;win&quot; for the faculty.</p><p>&quot;Our First Amendment rights have been restored,&quot; she said.</p></blockquote><p>In a<a href="http://media.cmich.edu/pr/cmu/judge-continues-preliminary-injunction.aspx?link_page_rss=214315"> statement</a>, CMU Provost and Executive Vice President E. Gary Shapiro said &quot;we are extremely pleased with today&rsquo;s court action, which places the priority on student learning and academic achievement. We now look forward to reaching an agreement through fact finding.&quot;</p><p>The University is seeking to cut faculty pay and benefits in response to state budget cuts. Members of the CMU Faculty Association, the union representing faculty, have said University officials are not bargaining in good faith with them.</p><p>A fact-finding process set up to resolve the dispute will begin on September 7.</p><p>In the Saginaw News article, Laura Frey &quot;said the faculty intends on exercising their First Amendment rights when asked if they would picket.&quot; Fri, 26 Aug 2011 17:07:17 +0000 Mark Brush 3933 at http://michiganradio.org Judge says CMU faculty must work, but allowed to picket A conversation with Laura Frey, CMU Faculty Association President http://michiganradio.org/post/interivew-laura-frey-cmu-faculty-association-president <p>The administration and faculty of Central Michigan University have been unable to negotiate a contract. Tenure and tenure track faculty called for a stoppage and didn&rsquo;t attend the first day of classes. But then a judge yesterday ordered tenured and tenure track faculty back to the classroom after ruling their strike illegal.</p><p>In today&#39;s Newsmaker interview we talk with Laura Frey, Faculty Association President.</p><p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/michigan/local-michigan-983140.mp3</p><p> Tue, 23 Aug 2011 21:15:37 +0000 Jennifer White 3883 at http://michiganradio.org A conversation with Laura Frey, CMU Faculty Association President CMU start date questionable http://michiganradio.org/post/cmu-start-date-questionable <p><a href="http://www.cmich.edu/x22.xml">Central Michigan University</a> classes may not start as planned on August 22<sup>nd</sup>. The faculty and administration have been fighting tooth and nail in contract talks since April. The two sides have not met since last month. Union members are expected to talk about informational picketing or a strike in a meeting 4:30 p.m. Monday.</p><p>Jeffrey Weinstock is a professor at CMU. He says he feels as if the faculty is being strong-armed by the administration.</p><blockquote><p>&quot;We have never not had an extension of the current contract during bargaining and we&rsquo;ve never struck and nobody really wants to but &hellip; I get the sense we&rsquo;re really being backed into a corner and being dared,&quot; Weinstock said.</p></blockquote><p>The administration released a statement today welcoming students back for the start of school. The statement says students are moving in and freshmen are attending orientation activities to prepare for next week.</p><p><em>- Amelia Carpenter - Michigan Radio Newsroom</em> Mon, 15 Aug 2011 20:53:16 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 3762 at http://michiganradio.org CMU start date questionable Update: Students react to WMU's $100 million donation http://michiganradio.org/post/update-students-react-wmus-100-million-donation <p>Students of Western Michigan University are reacting to the donation of $100 million dollars to Western Michigan University for their medical school. <a href="http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2011/03/western_michigan_university_st_18.html">MLive</a> reports:</p> Wed, 23 Mar 2011 17:16:16 +0000 Steve Carmody & Michigan Radio Newsroom 1745 at http://michiganradio.org Update: Students react to WMU's $100 million donation Anti-gay church group to speak to CMU Journalism class http://michiganradio.org/post/anti-gay-church-group-speak-cmu-journalism-class <p><span class="article-content"><span>Members of a controversial church group that protests outside soldiers&#39; funerals will speak at Central Michigan University next week.<br /> <br /> Journalism professor Tim Boudreau says he invited Shirley Phelps-Roper of the Westboro Baptist Church to talk to his students.<br /> <br /> Members of the Kansas church believe U.S. soldiers&#39; deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan are punishment for the nation&#39;s tolerance of homosexuality and abortion.<br /> Tue, 26 Oct 2010 19:09:00 +0000 Rina Miller 189 at http://michiganradio.org Anti-gay church group to speak to CMU Journalism class