Around the industry: University to increase salaries for 51 faculty members

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  • Iowa: Following two years of negotiations, the University of Northern Iowa and its faculty union reached a deal Friday to increase the annual salaries of 51 faculty members. The salary increase for faculty represented by the union's bargaining unit amounts to $155,064 total, or $3,040 per person. Under the deal, four faculty department heads will also receive a total $13,428 in annual salary increases, averaging $3,357 per person (Miller, The Gazette, 8/12). 
  • New Hampshire: A New Hampshire gubernatorial candidate says he will reinstate the Dartmouth College fraternity that loosely inspired the film "Animal House." Mark Connolly, a Democrat running in the state's primary for governor, was a member of Dartmouth's Alpha Delta fraternity when he graduated in 1979. Connolly wants the fraternity reinstated to prove that its members are upstanding citizens, but college officials say de-recognition cannot be reversed (AP/USA Today College, 8/15).
  • New York: The National Institutes of Health has awarded the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center in collaboration with the City University of New York a $9.4 million grant to research clinical care and health outcomes for HIV-positive patients in Central Africa. The Central Africa International Epidemiologic Databases to Evaluate AIDS study involves more than 50,000 HIV-positive children and adults taking anti-retroviral therapy (Botelho, University Business, 8/15). 

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