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The Washington Post

Yale Accused of Discriminating Against Students With Mental Illness

Yale Accused of Discriminating Against Students With Mental Illness

December 01, 2022

Current and former Yale (CT) students sued the university Wednesday, accusing the school of systematically discriminating against students with mental health problems and pressuring them to withdraw. The lawsuit, which is seeking class-action status from the U.S. District Court of Connecticut, includes accounts by two current students, three former students and an alumni group representing several dozen others. In the court filing, students described being visited in the hospital after Yale officials learned of suicide attempts or other mental health problems and being warned that if they didn’t leave the school voluntarily, the university could kick them out involuntarily.
Current and former Yale (CT) students sued the university Wednesday, accusing the school of systematically discriminating against students with mental health problems and pressuring them to withdraw. The lawsuit, which is seeking class-action status from the U.S. District Court of Connecticut, includes accounts by two current students, three former students and an alumni group representing several dozen others. In the court filing, students described being visited in the hospital after Yale officials learned of suicide attempts or other mental health problems and being warned that if they didn’t leave the school voluntarily, the university could kick them out involuntarily.

December 01, 2022

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Inside Higher Ed

Ciao, Italia!

Ciao, Italia!

November 28, 2022

Some colleges and universities have offered mental health days or experimented with work-from-home policies to address burnout and low employee morale during the pandemic. Meredith College, a private women’s liberal arts institution in Raleigh, N.C., is doing something else: offering faculty and staff members a low-cost Italian getaway.
 
Some colleges and universities have offered mental health days or experimented with work-from-home policies to address burnout and low employee morale during the pandemic. Meredith College, a private women’s liberal arts institution in Raleigh, N.C., is doing something else: offering faculty and staff members a low-cost Italian getaway.
 

November 28, 2022

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Boston Business Journal

Tufts University Names a New President. He Will Be the First Person of Color in the Role.

Tufts University Names a New President. He Will Be the First Person...

November 18, 2022

Tufts University (MA) has named a provost from Johns Hopkins University (MD) as its new president.
Sunil Kumar will begin in his new role next July. Kumar, whose appointment was announced Thursday, will succeed Anthony Monaco, who's led Tufts since 2011. Monaco announced in February that he would step down at the end of this school year. The Indian-born Kumar has also served as the dean at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and as a faculty member at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He's been Johns Hopkins' provost since 2016.
Tufts University (MA) has named a provost from Johns Hopkins University (MD) as its new president.
Sunil Kumar will begin in his new role next July. Kumar, whose appointment was announced Thursday, will succeed Anthony Monaco, who's led Tufts since 2011. Monaco announced in February that he would step down at the end of this school year. The Indian-born Kumar has also served as the dean at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and as a faculty member at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He's been Johns Hopkins' provost since 2016.

November 18, 2022

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Inside Higher Ed

Anti-LGBTQ+ Hiring Policies Prompt Lower Bond Rating for SPU

Anti-LGBTQ+ Hiring Policies Prompt Lower Bond Rating for SPU

November 18, 2022

The Board of Trustees at Seattle Pacific University has been under fire for months for refusing to budge on a policy that bars hiring openly LGBTQ+ individuals, despite widespread opposition across campus. Now that stance, and the fallout, have led S&P Global to lower its bond rating for SPU. The private, Free Methodist–affiliated university maintains the hiring policy in accordance with church doctrine, which states that marriage should be between a man and a woman.
The Board of Trustees at Seattle Pacific University has been under fire for months for refusing to budge on a policy that bars hiring openly LGBTQ+ individuals, despite widespread opposition across campus. Now that stance, and the fallout, have led S&P Global to lower its bond rating for SPU. The private, Free Methodist–affiliated university maintains the hiring policy in accordance with church doctrine, which states that marriage should be between a man and a woman.

November 18, 2022

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The New York Times

New School and Parsons School of Design Adjunct Professors Go on Strike

New School and Parsons School of Design Adjunct Professors Go on St...

November 17, 2022

Part-time faculty members at the New School, a historically progressive university that includes the Parsons School of Design, walked out en masse on Wednesday to protest pay and working conditions. The strike is a culmination of years of contentious relations between the adjunct faculty and the university’s administration and is part of a nationwide trend; earlier this week, 48,000 academic staff in the University of California system went on strike over job security.

Part-time faculty members at the New School, a historically progressive university that includes the Parsons School of Design, walked out en masse on Wednesday to protest pay and working conditions. The strike is a culmination of years of contentious relations between the adjunct faculty and the university’s administration and is part of a nationwide trend; earlier this week, 48,000 academic staff in the University of California system went on strike over job security.

November 17, 2022

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