Around the industry: Jeb Bush to teach at Harvard

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  • Massachusetts: Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government announced last week that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R), who sought the Republican presidential nomination, will be a visiting fellow in the Program on Education Policy and Governance this fall. He will serve as a guest instructor and presenter on education issues (AP/WRAL, 9/27). 
  • Oregon: Reed College students boycotted class last Monday as part of a movement to show solidarity with victims of recent police shootings. Actor Isaiah Washington called on people to join the #StayAtHomeSeptember262016 boycott, which spurred students to action. "We're really hopeful and proud of the work that they're doing," dean of students Bruce Smith said of the students who took part in the boycott. "We're here today to listen. That's our job to listen to them, to hear what they have to say" (KOIN, 9/26). 
  • Wisconsin: Citing Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirements, the University of Wisconsin-Madison is cutting the work week for student employees to no more than 29 hours. Under the ACA, large employers must offer affordable basic health care to employees who work at least 30 hours per week on average. The university's Student Labor Action Coalition fears that many students will have to work multiple jobs to finance their education under the new policy (Schneider, The Capital Times, 9/27). 

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