Tag Archives: The Chronicle of Higher Education

Media roundup: the growing precariat, corporatization, and fighting back

Various recent media stories on CAE issues and the casualization of academic labour, corporatization, and activism: “Someone Calculated How Many Adjunct Professors Are on Public Assistance, and the Number Is Startling.” Jordan Weissmann, Slate (13 April 2015): “[A]n awful lot of Ph.D.s and master’s degree holders are basically working poor.” “A Tenured Professor On Why Hiring Adjuncts Is […]

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Recent media stories, local, national, and international

“More than $315,000 spent on extra PR, security during UNB labour dispute.” Tess Allen, The Brunswickan (March 6, 2015): “We had every confidence that faculty on strike would be professional and respectful, and that is exactly what happened. There was a risk, however, that others coming onto (or passing by) campus might not be familiar with […]

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File under “Things you may wish you had known before going to grad school”

Lifetime earnings “Who Earns More: Professor or Fry Cook?” Alberto A. Martinez. The Chronicle of Higher Education (Oct. 21, 2013): I’m a tenured professor of history of science and mathematics at the University of Texas at Austin. I finished high school 25 years ago. What if instead of attending college I had worked at McDonald’s? (cross-posted)

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Margaret Mary Vojtko

Margaret Mary Vojtko By now most members will have heard of the recent death of Margaret Mary Vojtko, an adjunct professor who taught French at Duquesne University for 25 years. “The Sad Death Of An Adjunct Professor Sparks A Labor Debate.” Claudio Sanchez. NPR (Sept. 22, 2013). “An Adjunct’s Death Becomes a Rallying Cry for Many in […]

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