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Furor Over Minnesota Tenure Proposals

Science  20 Sep 1996:
Vol. 273, Issue 5282, pp. 1653
DOI: 10.1126/science.273.5282.1653a

Summary

The University of Minnesota has been in turmoil for the last 2 weeks over a proposal by the Board of Regents to revise the university's tenure code. Faculty members, includingthe university's president, have argued that the proposal will effectively destroy the tenure system, and they have even taken the first steps toward forming a union—a move thathas temporarily headed off a regents' vote on the proposal, scheduled for 10 October.

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