Links of the Week • April 2, 2014

CSU Trustees appoint Lisa A. Rossbacher as HSU president
The California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees has named Lisa A. Rossbacher as president of Humboldt State University (HSU). Rossbacher …

Do the Math: Free Public Higher Education Should be Considered
Huffington Post
 … a working paper from the Campaign for the Future of Higher Education, points to …

Exiled in Maine
Inside Higher Ed
Anger over faculty layoffs at the University of Southern Maine boiled over Friday when about 100 people, led by students, protested outside the provost’s office, trying to prevent and protest meetings he scheduled to tell professors they were losing their jobs.

Lawmakers Want to End Union Education at Michigan State
Inside Higher Ed
A Michigan Senate subcommittee has proposed taking $500,000 away from Michigan State University’s budget if it continues to run a training program for unions, The Lansing State Journal reported. Language in the budget bill would punish universities that if they “participate in any instructional activity that encourages or discourages union organizing of employees.”

Debate Over Faculty Power Flares Before Federal Labor Board
Chronicle of Higher Education
The American Association of University Professors has joined other advocates of academic labor in urging the National Labor Relations Board to abandon the assumption that faculty members at private colleges have too much influence on the management of their institutions to join unions.

Campus crusaders: Inside the Koch brothers’ plot to transform higher education
And to be sure, the Koch foundations’ educational grants, regardless of … The University of California, Los Angeles, for example, took in $300,000 to …