Links of the Week

DACA Students to Get Emergency Aid from California Systems
Inside Higher Ed
University of California and Cal State say they will give emergency grants to DACA students, after the education secretary excluded them from the stimulus bill.

Prominent Scholars Threaten to Boycott Colleges That Don’t Support Contingent Faculty During Pandemic
The Chronicle of Higher Education
To account for the effects of the pandemic on scholars’ professional and personal lives, hundreds of institutions have extended their tenure clocks, giving junior faculty members extra time to prepare their dossiers. A similar courtesy ought to be afforded to their non-tenure-track and graduate-student colleagues, say a group of prominent academics.

Study Finds Unions Make Companies More Productive
One way to increase union power? Subsidize union membership fees.

DeVos Makes $1.4 Billion Available for Minority-Serving Institutions
Inside Higher Ed
The U.S. Department of Education announced it is making available nearly $1.4 billion Congress set aside in the CARES Act for minority-serving institutions, including historically black colleges and tribal colleges.

California Sues Uber and Lyft, Seeking Millions for Drivers in Test of New Labor Law
The Sacramento Bee
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced on Tuesday a lawsuit against Uber and Lyft seeking millions of dollars in back wages for drivers who the state claims have been denied benefits and mislabeled for years as independent contractors.