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Board Ruling Paves Way for More Oregon State U. Graduate Students to Unionize

The Oregon Employment Relations Board has ruled that all graduate research assistants at Oregon State University qualify as public employees and so have the right to unionize. The Corvallis Gazette-Times reports that the panel’s 2-to-1 decision, handed down on January 4, ends a lengthy dispute between the university and the Coalition of Graduate Employees, an affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers that already represents hundreds of graduate students who work at Oregon State. Most of t…

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Appeals Court Revives Student Paper’s Lawsuit Against Oregon State U. Officials

[Updated (10/25/2012, 5:31 p.m.) to include details from the university's statement on the ruling.]

A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit filed by the creators of a conservative student publication at Oregon State University who accused university officials of unfairly limiting their paper’s distribution on the Corvallis campus. Supporters of The Liberty, a newspaper staffed by students and financed by private donations, filed a lawsuit in 2009 after university employees gathered up the …