An Interview With the Academic Twitter Star: “Sh*t Academics Say”

An Interview With the Academic Twitter Star: “Sh*t Academics Say”

By Shawna Wagman Since Nathan Hall introduced the world to Shit Academics Say in 2013, his humorous Twitter account has become one of the most popular related to academia, with nearly 140,000 followers. Dr. Hall, an associate professor in the department of education and counseling psychology at McGill University in Canada, says his once anonymous […]

Bad News Bears: Breaking Bad News To Students

Bad News Bears: Breaking Bad News To Students

by Jenny Ortiz When it comes¬† giving a negative message, Gerald Alred cites Francis Weeks in saying, “to be completely direct and forthright, striking to the heart of the matter immediately, is also to be blunt and perhaps offensive. To be direct is to be polite and considerate” then again she writes, “to be direct […]

Just as Union Contract Set to Expire, GW Prez Announces Push to Cut PTers’ Jobs

Just as Union Contract Set to Expire, GW Prez Announces Push to Cut PTers’ Jobs

by Janna Paramore It took seven years for the over 1,000 adjunct faculty at George Washington University to force the college’s president to recognize their SEIU-affiliated local.¬†Adjuncts at GW unionized in 2007 against a groundswell of administrative opposition, including a legal battle. Since then, they have negotiated three contracts to raise adjunct salaries by more […]