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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) _ Graduate assistants at the University of Missouri say they will continue working to improve their working conditions at the school.

On Wednesday, hundreds of graduate assistants and their supporters rallied on the Columbia campus to express frustration over several issues. The protest was sparked when university officials announced in mid-August that health subsidies for graduate assistants would be withdrawn. The university decided Friday it would reinstate the subsidies for one year.

Anahita Zare, outreach chairwoman for the Forum on Graduate Rights, says the group plans to get more organized and to work on more effectively communicating its message.

The Columbia Missourian reports some other issues include more graduate student representation to the administration and the role of graduate students in the shared governance at the university.

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Information from: Columbia Missourian