Adjunct faculty conference discussion focuses on right to strike

At gathering of adjunct leaders, they are urged to strike for better pay and job security – regardless of whether the law permits them to do so.

Growing 'stratification' of NCAA conferences concerns less wealthy Division I colleges

With NCAA set to adopt new governance system designed to let wealthiest conferences give more benefits to athletes, critics fear growing gap between haves and have-nots.

Forum considers ideas for flexibility in faculty jobs

Among ideas discussed at conference: Free cleaning service or catering help in return for service work and use of paid sick days to care for aging parents.

U.S. senators announce campus sexual assault legislation

Bipartisan Senate bill would stiffen penalties on colleges and require campus climate surveys. College lobbyists are skeptical of much of the legislation.

Oak Ridge calls off Southern accent 'reduction' class


Amid criticism from employees, Oak Ridge National Laboratory calls off voluntary Southern accent "reduction" class.

NCAA settlement includes $70 million for concussion testing

NCAA agrees to create $70 million fund to diagnose concussions and related ailments, but lawsuit settlement won't provide any money for those who need care.

Are college marching bands hotbeds of hazing?

Dismissal of marching band director at Ohio State reflects an unwillingness to tolerate behavior that once would have been written off as tradition.

Rockstar parking, heavily subsidized and often lucky, is about to get more expensive on college campuses

Should professors and students pay more for the best spots? Yes, say parking reformers. 

U. of Connecticut to pay $1.3 million to settle sexual assault lawsuit

U. of Connecticut -- denying wrongdoing -- to pay $1.3 million to resolve lawsuit accusing it of "deliberate indifference" when investigating students' claims of sexual harassment and assault.

At college sexual assault summit, talk of apologies and 'toxic' climates

At a conference organized by Dartmouth College, officials from more than 60 colleges discuss their responsibilities to students who've been assaulted; federal regulation; and the "toxic" culture in which they operate.


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