Monthly Archives: November 2011

Things I Learned in Grad School The Hard Way: Academia Is The Real World

Okay, I admit I stole that title from UC English Professor Nathan Brown, whose essay/speech “Five Theses on Privatization and the UC Struggle” has been on my mind ever since I read it a couple of days ago. Everyone should … Continue reading

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Things I Learned in Grad School The Hard Way: Graduate School Is Not A Noble Pursuit

Jesus, No. Academia, in general, is not a noble profession. It’s a job like any other, really. More accurately, it’s a precarious career track where people vie for positions and try to climb the hierarchy like everyone else in every … Continue reading

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Things No One Told Me About Grad School That I Learned the Hard Way (A New Series)

#1: Your Dissertation Advisor Controls Your Destiny This is never a good thing. My advisor was very supportive of my work. He gave me prompt feedback on my writing and always responded quickly to my emails and calls. He was … Continue reading

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#OWS Student Loan Refusal Update

Hello! I’m involved in deep discussions with the Occupy Wall Street Working Group on student debt. As I described in an earlier post, we are trying to respond to the student debt crisis that is crippling families. Education is a … Continue reading

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