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NLRB Decision To Unionize Columbia Student Workers May Help College Athletes' Union Movement

Just over one year ago, the National Labor Relations Board declined to assert jurisdiction over Northwestern University's college football players. At the time of the Northwestern University decision,the National Labor Relations Board skirted the issue of whether undergraduate college students could constitute "employees" under the National Labor Relations Act. Instead, [...]

Swan on Title IX, the Criminal Law, and the Campus Sexual Assault Debate

Swan on Title IX, the Criminal Law, and the Campus Sexual Assault Debate Sarah Lynnda Swan, Columbia University Law School, is publishing Between Title IX and the Criminal Law: Bringing Tort Law to the Campus Sexual Assault Debate in volume 64 of the the Kansas Law Review (2016). Here is the abstract. In … Continue reading ? Feminist Law Professors

Electron Microscopy Reveals How Vitamin a Enters the Cell

Using a new, lightning-fast camera paired with an electron microscope, Columbia University Medical Center scientists have captured images of one of the smallest proteins in our cells to be "seen" with a microscope.

Columbia University Hoping Slick Website Will Convince Graduate Students Not to Unionize

On Tuesday, the National Labor Relations Board ruled 3-1 that graduate students at other private universities working as research or teaching assistants qualify as employees, and as such have the right to unionize. Columbia University,...Show More Summary

Mizzou Loses Nearly One-Quarter of Freshman Class Thanks to Black Lives Matter

In November angry race protesters at the University of Missouri in Columbia forced the campus president and chancellor to resign.... The post Mizzou Loses Nearly One-Quarter of Freshman Class Thanks to Black Lives Matter appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

IT’S NOT SO MUCH BLACK LIVES MATTER, AS IT IS THE ADMINISTRATION’S SPINELESS RESPONSE TO BLACK LIVES…

IT’S NOT SO MUCH BLACK LIVES MATTER, AS IT IS THE ADMINISTRATION’S SPINELESS RESPONSE TO BLACK LIVES MATTER: Black Lives Matter Has Officially Cost Mizzou 2100 Students. The University of Missouri’s (MU) flagship Columbia campus has officially lost a staggering 23 percent of its freshman class this year, an even worse figure than administrators initially […]

THC makes rats lazy, less willing to try cognitively demanding tasks: UBC study

New research from the University of British Columbia suggests there may be some truth to the belief that marijuana use causes laziness-- at least in rats. The study, published today in the Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, found...Show More Summary

Researchers Get Rats Stoned, Find Them Lazy

Researchers at the University of British Columbia have recently conducted a study of the effects of THC on rats and to everyone’s great surprise, have found that the rats are far less willing to engage in strenuous cognitive tasks when under the influence of THC. Who knew?...

Scientists Create Stoner Rats

Scientists, apparently bored with pert, productive rats, added a little marijuana to the equation and found that, as many a teenager can tell you, laziness ensued. So report researchers at the University of British Columbia in the Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience after concluding that male lab rats given TCH...

Scientists Reprogram Brain With a Beam of Light --"Human Brain is Plastic, Not Hardwired"

Neurons that fire together wire together, say scientists at Columbia University, suggesting that the three-pound computer in our heads may be more malleable than we think. Their findings suggest that groups of activated neurons may form the basic building blocks...

In some genetic cases of microcephaly, stem cells fail to launch

In a very severe, genetic form of microcephaly, stem cells in the brain fail to divide, according to a new Columbia University Medical Center study that may provide important clues to understanding how the Zika virus affects the developing...Show More Summary

In Some Genetic Cases of Microcephaly, Stem Cells Fail to Launch

In a very severe, genetic form of microcephaly, stem cells in the brain fail to divide, according to a new Columbia University Medical Center study that may provide important clues to understanding how the Zika virus affects the developing brain.

Use of electric power morcellation for hysterectomy declines following FDA warning

In a study appearing in the August 23/30 issue of JAMA, Jason D. Wright, M.D., of the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, and colleagues examined trends in the route of hysterectomy (abdominal, minimally...Show More Summary

Columbia graduate students win legal fight to form union

5 days agoNews : NY Daily News

In a legal win with possible far-reaching effects, Columbia University grad students with campus jobs won the right to organize a union.

NLRB Decides that Gradate Students can be Covered by NLRA

Today, the NLRB issued its long-awaited decision in Columbia University. As expected, the Board--in a 3-1 decision--reversed Brown University (which was just the latest in a number of cases flip-flopping on this issue) to conclude that graduate students can be...

Graduate students at private colleges can unionize – US labor board

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Columbia University graduate students who work as research and teaching assistants can form a union, the U.S. labor board ruled on Tuesday, opening the gates for graduate student organizing on private campuses all over the country. On a 3-1 vote, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) said that...

Graduate Students At Private Universities Can Now Unionize

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

The National Labor Relations Board ruled Tuesday that graduate assistants at Columbia University are eligible to unionize, a highly anticipated decision that will reverberate throughout higher education. In its 3-1 ruling, the boardShow More Summary

Graduate Students Clear Hurdle in Effort to Form Union

5 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

A ruling by the National Labor Relations Board involving students at Columbia opens the door for teaching assistants at private universities to organize.

Stroke-Like Brain Damage Is Reduced in Mice Injected with Omega-3s

Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) found that omega-3 fatty acids reduced brain damage in a neonatal mouse model of stroke.

Smoking weed for pain benefits men more than women

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Years of research have shown a direct connection between ingesting marijuana and feeling pain relief — but could this beneficial side effect vary by gender? A new study from researchers at Columbia University Medical Center found that men felt greater pain relief than women after smoking marijuana....

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