The students who teach at private universities can now call their academic labor an actual job, and bring union solidarity to their scholarly passion.
On Tuesday, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled that graduate students, who contribute much of the research and teaching labor in private higher education, are now worthy of the rights of workers.
In a 3-1 ruling in favor of Columbia teaching and research assistants, who organized as Graduate Workers of Columbia affiliated... Read more
Strapped for cash as a freshman? If not now, you will be soon. That goes double for your parents, who are likely footing a portion of the bill — from tuition to room and board to all the living essentials you'll need when you move into the dorm. To make the transition from high school to college just a little easier on the wallet for both you and your obligatory benefactors, here are a few... Read more
Student budgets are notoriously tight, and food is often near the top of the list when it comes time to trim the financial fat. This is a mistake. According to the American Journal of Health Promotion, students perform best when they eat well, exercise and get enough rest. One solution for students may be to find more ways to eat well for free.
You might need to step out of your comfort zone to eat for... Read more
With college loan debt, gauging how much is too much is often a matter of location. If you're in a city where you can't find a decent-paying job -- or the cost of living is high -- the amount of debt can be crushing.
While I'm always going to weigh in against taking on any college debt, for certain degrees and colleges, loans may be worth it. Degrees that lead to good-paying occupations over time usually... Read more
In most respects, the roommate-wanted notice seemed routine. Three students at the Claremont colleges in Southern California were looking for a fourth this summer to join them in an off-campus house. They added a caveat in parentheses: “POC only,” they said, using a common abbreviation for people of color. When a classmate challenged that condition, the Pitzer College student who posted the notice on Facebook pushed back. “It’s exclusive [because] I don’t want to live... Read more