Friday, September 11, 2015

Will floodgates open? - Julie Wurth, News-Gazette

They worry that the constant stream of crises could also make the campus vulnerable to faculty poaching by other universities. "We know it was definitely happening last year," said history Professor Antoinette Burton, interim director of the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities. "The perception I've heard is that Illinois and Wisconsin are unstable and things are uncertain, so if you're looking for people to recruit, it's probably a good thing to look there," she said, referring to threats to tenure and budget cuts at the University of Wisconsin. Still, it's too soon to gauge what the latest "convergence of bad news" will bring, she said.

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