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April 19, 2005

By a substantial margin, graduate students at the University of Minnesota have voted down a plan to create a union of teaching and research assistants. Two-thirds of the 4,461 eligible graduate students at Minnesota's Twin Cities and Duluth campuses voted in the elections held last week. The union won the backing of 1,296 while 1,779 voted against it. State officials released the results Monday.

April 18, 2005

Leaders of the AFT's college unions plan opposition to David Horowitz, cooperation with the NEA, and new organizing efforts.

April 18, 2005

Alcohol and smoking contributed to the fire that killed 3 Miami U. students, an investigation concludes.

April 18, 2005

The more students are "engaged" in their academic work, the less likely they are to drink heavily or abuse drugs. But academic engagement does not seem to have any effect, positively or negatively, on students' overall mental health, although it does seem to add to the level of stress they feel.

April 18, 2005

MIT grad students use computer program to generate substance-free paper -- with plenty of jargon and graphs -- and a conference accepts it.

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