CUPE Local 1356 Blog

Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 1356. We have three Collective Agreements as Local 1356, 1356-01, and 1356-02. The membership is comprised of the full-time and part-time workers of York University the Local website is at 1356.cupe.ca This Blog will include Local information and information garnered from sources other Universities, Colleges, Post Secondary/Tertiary Education and news sources supplying information.

Thursday, April 14, 2005

University, Inc.

Teresa Healy supplied this item

This is a great article reflecting on problems with intellectual property rights and corporate involvement in US campuses. Thanks to Erika Shaker, CCPA, for finding and distributing it.

1. http://www.corpwatch.org/article.php?id=12066

University, Inc.
An Interview with author, Jennifer Washburn.

In 1998, the University of California at Berkeley struck a deal with
Novartis, a Swiss agricultural-biotechnology firm (now called Syngenta). The
agreement required Novartis to fund one-third of the research budget of a
department within the university┬╣s College of Natural Resources.

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