Friday, May 12, 2006

Sometimes, There is No Title

The arrest of AAUP President Cary Nelson at the April 27th GSOC rally is mentioned in an Insidehighered.com article on an unrelated topic.

And according to the Washington Square News, Brian Levine, the medical school student who is a key architect of NYU's current fake-union plan) and who spends his spare time sending around photos of his drunken "hot" med school classmates, has been awarded a $50,000 fellowship in social entrepreneurship--presumably a good payoff for his collaboration in busting GSOC and disenfranchising his fellow graduate students.

And a pseudonymous professor of English wrote in the Chronicle of Higher Education that "the place where greed is most evident among tenured faculty members is in their general refusal to support better pay and benefits for part-timers and graduate students who increasingly do most of the difficult teaching at the major universities where one finds the tenured professors who are very well paid indeed for that Faustian bargain." Well, yes. That's one of the many reasons why we GSOCers appreciate those faculty members who do support our struggle.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Either agree with Brian Levine or disagree with Brian Levine on substantative issues, but don't slam him for what is clearly a tongue-in-cheek subject line to an e-mail. Have you even looked at the photos? Not exactly steamy. Come on, grow up Nerds.

5/12/2006 11:20 PM  
Blogger kstrna said...

Regarding Levine, do you have actual proof that the fellowship was a payoff? If not, I would suggest not stating it as such. Much better to make the point that without third party representation, the impression is made that special awards/fellowships given to student leaders are payoffs which is unfair. Much better to have third party representation in disputes between grad students/employees that can be handled by a third party while the university still gives awards/fellowships as it would normally. That would significantly decrease the impression of something improper being done when someone like Levine receives an award.

5/17/2006 1:05 PM  

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