Around the industry: Duke University students end sit-in protest

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  • California: California State University system faculty members will receive a 10.5% raise over the next two years, according to a tentative agreement announced Friday. Salary negotiations had stalled as the California Faculty Association pushed for a 5% raise, while the university system only offered 2%. The new deal includes a 5% raise in June, another 2% raise in July, and an additional 3.5% raise next year. Some instructors will also receive 2.65% increases next year (Inside Higher Ed, 4/11). 
  • New Jersey: Princeton University is working to expand an on-campus bicycle rental program to the town of Princeton. What began with 10 sets of bikes on Princeton's campus has already expanded to 60 bikes available at nine university locations. Under the program, riders pay a one-time fee of $20 that allows bike rentals for up to two hours for free, with additional hours costing $2 each (Shea, NJ.com, 4/6).
  • North Carolina: Duke University students who have been occupying a building on campus since April 1 to demand the firing of three administrators voluntarily ended their sit-in Friday. Members of Duke Students and Workers in Solidarity said they would continue to protest from outside the building (WRAL, 4/8). 

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