Gerry Canavan

the smartest kid on earth

Academia Roundup

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* Ph.D.s on food stamps. The issue is important (undeniably) but the framing here (as is so common with these sorts of profiles) slides at times into the deserving vs. undeserving binary; the scandal is not that some people are being unhappily slotted into the wrong social classes but the existence of this sort of poverty as such.

* But hey, let’s adjunctify research, too! That’ll solve it.

Rutgers Charges Students Nearly $1,000 Each for Football.

* And UNC releases its report on its recent NCAA fraud scandal.

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