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December 23, 2014 at 3:48 PM

Roundup: Ruling paves way for adjuncts to unionize; accessibility to Catholic colleges questioned

Labor ruling gives PLU adjuncts right to unionize: A decision by the National Labor Relations Board found Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma could not bar its adjunct faculty from forming a union. The ruling could clear the path for adjuncts at other private colleges to unionize.

Catholic colleges among most expensive for poor students (The Hechinger Report): Half of the 10 U.S. colleges with the highest net cost to the poorest students are Catholic, according to a report from the New America Foundation. Critics say the lack of significant financial aid packages conflicts with the church’s teachings on social justice.

Stanford Class of ’94 offers case study in gender gaps (The New York Times): Several prominent tech entrepreneurs graduated from Stanford University in 1994, but most of those who have enjoyed continued success are men.

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