Reading Around the Web

March 17, 2015, 8:00 am

latlonlinesA few things that have crossed our desk last week, and we wanted to make sure they were on yours too.

  • Erik Loomis wants to know: what’s love got to do with it? In “Adjuncts“ (Lawyers, Guns and Money, March 12 2015.) Written on the occasion of National Adjunct Walkout Day, Loomis acknowledges many of the reasons, good and bad, that people stay in the game. However, he argues that these reasons aren’t good enough to stay in a business that stresses you out and does not pay a living wage: “to be honest, most adjuncts should also quit their jobs and find something else to do,” he writes.  I completely agree with this. Parenthetically, I am fascinated by the seriousness and lack of vitriol in the comments section. Past experience suggests that had I published such a piece at Tenured Radical, my computer screen would go up in flames. Hat tip: Historiann.
  • More questions: Margaret Soltan asks, “Why is Texas Southern University a university? Why hasn’t it been shut down?”  (University Diaries, March 12, 2015.)
  • Whatever you do, don’t ask questions!! Laura Kipnis gets slapped down by female students at Northwestern for her Chronicle essay questioning whether university sexual misconduct policies ought to target consensual relationships (Daily Northwestern, March 14, 2015.)
  • Chauncey DeVega questions our desire to not talk about racism: on the overuse of the concept of implicit bias (We Are Respectable Negroes, March 12, 2015.)
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