When Colleges Open Food Banks On Campus

Soup kitchens: they’re not just for churches anymore.

National Adjunct Walkout Day

Today is National Adjunct Walkout Day, and it seems like the worries about campus security were unwarranted.

National Adjunct Walkout Day Is Coming

Does Anything In The SOTU Affect Us Personally

When a Democrat is at the lectern, there are abstract calls for more economic fairness: a higher minimum wage; higher taxes on the 1%. When Republicans respond, there are abstract accusations of class warfare and being unfair to job creators. It’s easy to get into the rhythm, to assume nothing will change: everyone will bluster for a while and then settle down and we’ll go on as we were, as untouched in our everyday lives by politics as we are by the music of the spheres.

‘Submissive Students Do Not Make Good Computer Scientists’

By making these students submit to their teachers’ absolute authority, we are training them to be service workers, not CEOs.

Everything I Need to Know I Learned Before Kindergarten

“Should I Go To Grad School?” vs “MFA vs NYC”

Jessica: Also, delicious. So, we’re coming at this anthology from perspectives that are similar — we both asked, “Should I go to grad school?” and said, “Yes!” — and different: your graduate work is in academia, and mine was an arts MA. This anthology read (to me, at least) to be focused more on academic graduate programs — PhDs — than a similar anthology that came out in February, n+1‘s MFA vs. NYC. But the publication of both of these anthologies in such a short time span begs the question: why now?

We Were Poor, And College Was The Answer to All My Problems (Right?)

College was positioned as The Answer To All My Problems from a very young age.

Students Pissed, Doing Something About It

Marc Bousquet writes about the impressive student protests in Quebec for The Chronicle of Higher Education.