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Lecturer wins teaching innovation prize

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Antonio (Tony) Alvarez, Lecturer I, School of Social Work, UM-Ann Arbor, is among the 2013 winners of the Provost's Teaching Innovation Prize (TIP).

“The five creative projects developed by faculty demonstrate effective ways to inspire students and engage them in learning,” Provost Phil Hanlon says. “The collection of innovative teaching projects that faculty are pursuing across the university is impressive.” 

Read more: Five honored for teaching innovations, Kevin Brown, The University Record.

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U announces five new labor agreements

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The University of Michigan is reporting that five campus unions have ratified recently negotiated tentative agreements.  In addition to LEO, the agreements are with AFSCME, GEO, House Officers Association, and the Michigan Nurses Association. All the agreements run for either four or five years, and were ratified ahead of the so-called Right-to-Work law's activation.  See Campus unions ratify new collective bargaining agreements, University Record, 27 Mar. 2013.

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LEO members ratify agreement by wide margin

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The Tentative Collective Bargaining Agreement between the Lecturers' Employee Organization and the University of Michigan administration has been ratified by a majority of 93.5% of valid ballots. The ballots were counted late Thursday afternoon at the union's office in Ann Arbor.  The agreement is for five years.  It goes into effect upon the union's notification to the University of a successful ratification vote. 

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Republicans in Lansing seek to punish UM and WSU

Written by LEO. Posted in News

Editorial: GOP lawmakers show insulting hypocrisy over Wayne State contract. Detroit Free Press. 19 Mar. 2013:

We're tempted to laugh pretty hard at GOP lawmakers in Lansing, haughty as they are in their disgust for an eight-year collective bargaining agreement between Wayne State University and its professors. It stinks when political opponents use legal technicalities to skirt democratic intentions, doesn't it, guys?

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