DNA Swab for Your Job

USA“Many colleges now require criminal background checks of all new employees. But the University of Akron – in what some experts believe is a first – is not only requiring a criminal background check, but is stating that new employees must be willing to submit a DNA sample. The requirement was added quietly and is now receiving attention – and criticism – because an adjunct faculty member at Akron quit this week, citing the new rules …” (more)

[Scott Jaschik, Inside Higher Ed, 29 October]

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