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    Students unable to work a full-time job and pay tuition, data finds

    The average full-time student needs to work more than 900 hours to pay for one year of tuition and fees. In 1979, for the same person, only 182 hours were needed. Randal Olson, a graduate research assistant at Michigan State University, originally reported the data after a conversation with his grandfather. “It’s a topic that many Millennials have in the back of our mind, really,” Olson said. “The [original] post and the accompanying analysis were inspired by a conversation with my grandfather: He was explaining to me why it was such a great thing that I worked my way through college, when all I remembered was struggling to juggle classes,…

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    CUNY adjuncts are not paid on time

    More than 400 CUNY adjuncts did not receive a paycheck for their work in August and September due to a glitch in the CUNY payroll system. Many of the adjuncts were hired in August, shortly before the fall 2013 semester began. Oswald Frances, head of human resources, blamed the problem on a new payroll system and an excess of Electronic Personnel Action forms being submitted late. The forms were submitted late because the adjuncts were hired so close to the beginning of the semester. Due to the state-mandated pay schedule, many adjuncts found themselves empty-handed on their first payday. According to Queens College adjunct professor Anthony Galluzzo, this led to…