Is the Penn State Budget Crisis Real?

Dear Colleagues: Over the past year, Penn State administration has cited a $140-million deficit projection in the FY23 general funds budget to scrap plans for a Center for Racial Justice; make unilateral changes to our healthcare; slash some unit budgets to unsustainable levels minus any transparency or faculty involvement in shared governance processes (see, for … Continue reading Is the Penn State Budget Crisis Real?


Professor Baker Reinstated!

On June 5, President Bendapudi released a statement to the Chair of the University Faculty Senate communicating her intention to reinstate Professor Oliver Baker to his professional duties and end the AC70 academic misconduct proceedings against him. President Bendapudi contended that while Professor Baker did commit professional misconduct during a pro-vaccine rally on August 17, … Continue reading Professor Baker Reinstated!

Open Letter to President Bendapudi

Re: Dr. Oliver Baker's AC70 Termination Process Dear President Bendapudi, In 2018, you took a courageous stand against racism in response to John Schnatter’s repeated demonstrations of anti-Black bigotry. You removed the Papa John name from the University of Louisville football stadium and Schnatter’s name from a program in the UL business school. Now, in … Continue reading Open Letter to President Bendapudi