James Tracy files lawsuit against Florida Atlantic University

James Tracy files lawsuit against Florida Atlantic University

April 26, 2016

After being relieved of his duties in December of last year, James Tracy has filed a civil rights lawsuit against Florida Atlantic University and the faculty union. The former communication professor filed the lawsuit under the U.S. Federal Court located in West Palm Beach. The suit states that the FAU violated its own longstanding principle on academic freedom and Tracy’s First Amendment rights to free speech.

FAU joins state universities offering health insurance benefits for LGBT employees’ partners

Dylan Bouscher

July 23, 2013

In an equal rights fight going back ten years, victory can be claimed once and for all by FAU’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender employees. This year is the first time that  FAU’s LGBT employees can be reimbursed for their domestic partner’s health insurance, if they receive insurance through the university. It started back in March...

FAU Board of Trustees appoints interim president, approves post-tenure review

Austen Erblat

June 27, 2013

Today FAU’s Board of Trustees — the 13 officials who vote on tuition rates, loan debts, and other financial decisions — appointed Acting President Dennis Crudele to be interim president, and approved a new Collective Bargaining Agreement with the university’s faculty union. The board also announced the new dorm, Parliament Hall will be comple...