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Listen up, all you listless listeners: you may want to amplify your attending skills as a new academic year approaches. Maria Shine Stewart suggests why.

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College settles pregnancy discrimination complaint

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A college in Missouri updates its absence policies to add pregnancy-related absences as excused in response to a student's federal complaint. 

Grad students rethink union strategies following NYU-UAW deal

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Graduate students who were hoping for an NLRB decision in favor of NYU students wanting to unionize are recharting their legal course -- with mixed enthusiasm -- in light of NYU's surprise deal with the UAW.

Health care dominates discussion at HR meeting

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At CUPA-HR meeting, one topic dominates discussions -- in sessions and the hallways.

Paper argues more support for adjuncts won't cost much

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A new paper from the Delphi Project argues that some key ways colleges can support adjunct faculty don't cost anything, despite administrators' assertions that they can't afford to improve working conditions.

Emeritus colleges allow professors to stay engaged

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With many professors balking at giving up their intellectual homes, some institutions create emeritus colleges.

 

Penn State backs down on health insurance requirements that set off faculty revolt

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Amid faculty uproar, university abandons requirement that those who don't comply with annual health testing -- and complete a detailed health profile -- pay $100 a month.

Survey finds most colleges undecided on adjunct hours

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Most colleges don't plan to alter use of those off tenure-track and haven't figured out how to decide if coverage would be required under the Affordable Care Act, survey finds.

College faulted for not considering childbirth a legitimate reason to miss class

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Complaint says college violated Title IX by refusing to allow a student dealing with a high-risk pregnancy and delivery to miss some classes without penalty.

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