April 2007 University Presidents Reflect on Higher Ed. Our Underachieving Colleges: A Candid Look at How Much Students Learn and Why They Should Be Learning More CAUT to Observe National Day of Mourning CAUT Council will mark Canada’s National Day of Mourning in memory of those killed or injured at work with a moment of silence and an address by Hassan Yussuff, secretary-treasurer of the Canadian Labour Congress. CAUT Publishes Report on Nader Case at Trent In 2001, geography professor George Nader was denied reappointment as principal of Trent University’s Peter Robinson College, despite a strong recommendation from the senate-appointed search committee. Anguish over Accountability Spam Filtering: E-mail Freedom at a Price What a Difference 12 Years Make: CAUT on the Move (Part 1) Two-Year Battle Ends in Victory for Trent Faculty The Trent University Faculty Association has claimed victory in a two-year grievance battle with the university that ended April 5. Federal Budget Disappoints on Funding Higher Education Last month’s federal budget comes up short in fixing the funding gap for post-secondary education, according to CAUT. PSE Panel Seeks Public Input in New Brunswick Proposals from a government-led review process underway in New Brunswick could see greater integration of the province’s college and university system and a regressive income contingent loan repayment plan for students. CAUT Sponsors Benefit Concert An Ottawa project that provides university courses for homeless and low-income people will be the beneficiary of a benefit concert CAUT is sponsoring this month. Ontario, Saskatchewan Budgets Diverge on Fees & Funding Ontario’s Liberal government and the ruling New Democrats in Saskatchewan have made their plans clear in pre-election budgets tabled last month. CAUT Embarks on New Faculty Workload Study A major survey looking at academic work will be launched this fall by CAUT. New President at Regina Marks ‘Optimism’ Relations between the University of Regina and two of its federated colleges are undergoing a welcome transformation, following a change in leadership at the university. University of Alberta Ends its Age 65 Rule A motion approved by the University of Alberta’s Board of Governors last month calls for eliminating mandatory retirement at 65 for academic staff. Ethiopia: Teachers Freed Amid Allegations of Torture Three elected officers of the Ethiopian Teachers Association who were released from unlawful detention last month experienced torture and other abuse, Education International said in a press release April 3. Tentative Deal at University of Saskatchewan The University of Saskatchewan Faculty Association reached agreement March 22 with the university on a four-year contract deal, after working without one for almost two years.