State System, APSCUF Reach Tentative Agreement, Strike Ends

Late Friday afternoon, we received an announcement that the strike between the faculty union (APSCUF) and the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education has been settled. Faculty members will return to work effective midnight tonight. For students that have regularly scheduled classes this weekend, report as scheduled. All other students should follow their class schedules starting Monday, October 24.


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Professor Becker is currently working on a project that explores judicial activism by the U.S. Supreme Court after critical election periods and a project that applies principal-agent theory to analyze relationships between state supreme court justices and various state actors who are responsible for the justices' retention. These vary across states based on different selection systems for state court judges.

Dr. Eliasson's research focuses on European integration, and U.S.-European security and economic relations. He has published several articles and two books on these subjects.Dr. Eliasson gives lectures off campus on Transatlantic relations and European policies, and advises the ESU European Studies Club. He has a background in the private sector, running a franchise, and has lived and worked across the U.S. and Europe.

Dr. Mash is the current Vice President of APSCUF (The Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties).

Dr. McGlynn’s research agenda has a dual focus on Latino political behavior and education policy. He is currently working on projects addressing military recruitment in the Latino community, Latino public opinion on foreign affairs and adult literacy policy.

Dr. Mishima's current research focuses on Japan. He is focusing on political leadership and bureaucratic politics within Japan and the U.S.-Japanese security alliance.

Dr. Quainoo is currently researching for a book he is writing about development strategies for Africa. He is also conducting research for a 3rd edition of his book Transisitons and Consolidation of Democracy in Africa.