AAUP Foundation

Introducing the New, Restructured AAUP

As of January 1, 2013, the AAUP has reorganized into three interlocked entities under one umbrella. This change will better align our legal status with our evolving activities, our changing membership, and our ambitious aims for future programs and services.

Introducing the New, Restructured AAUP

As of January 1, 2013, the AAUP has reorganized into three interlocked entities under one umbrella. This change will better align our legal status with our evolving activities, our changing membership, and our ambitious aims for future programs and services. We expect that it will allow the more vigorous pursuit of fundraising, legislative lobbying at federal and state levels, program development, and union related activities.

The three entities are the AAUP Foundation, the AAUP Collective Bargaining Congress, and the AAUP.

Public Directors Named to AAUP Foundation Board

Arthur Caplan and Heidi Bogin Oshin have been elected as public directors on the AAUP Foundation’s board of directors. Caplan and Oshin bring a wealth of nonprofit and academic experience to the Foundation’s board.

Bequest Supports Legal Defense Fund

The AAUP Foundation’s Legal Defense Fund has been greatly bolstered by a $40,000 charitable bequest from the Moses and Dorothy Passer Trust. Moses Passer was an AAUP member for forty-five years (1949–94). He earned a PhD in organic chemistry from Cornell University in 1948 and conducted postdoctoral research in polymer chemistry at the University of Illinois before spending most of his academic career at the University of Minnesota–Duluth, where he was an assistant professor, associate professor, and eventually full professor of chemistry.

The AAUP Turns 100

This issue marks the start of the hundredth volume of Academe and the beginning of the AAUP’s centennial celebration. Over the next two years, the Association will celebrate a century of academic freedom through a series of activities that will culminate at the 2015 annual meeting in Washington, DC.

Foundation Receives Bequest from Sidney P. Albert Trust

The AAUP Foundation is pleased to announce the receipt of a gift from the Sidney P. Albert Revocable Trust, in accordance with his testamentary wishes. Sidney P. Albert was an AAUP member for sixty-five years (from 1946 to 2011) and had a long career of activity in the Association. 

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