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COURTESY VANDERBILT VIA FLICKR

Whether or not Vanderbilt’s lecturers and adjunct faculty will form a union is still very much in flux. And the results won’t be known for weeks or even months.  

That’s because significant numbers of the ballots are being challenged.

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Administrators at Vanderbilt University are urging graduate students not to form a union. In a recent email, the school's provost and dean of grad students wrote that if they organize, the relationship between the university and its students would be unnecessarily disrupted.

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Updated at 5:00 p.m. with statement from Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt's lecturers and adjunct professors are trying to organize a union on campus. It would be the first faculty union at a private university in Tennessee, following a recent trend of organizing at elite schools.