Why Not Every Student (or Prof) Deserves a Letter of Recommendation

Why Not Every Student (or Prof)  Deserves a Letter of Recommendation

Jackie Jones is an associate professor and chair of the Department of Multimedia Journalism at Morgan State University’s School of Global Journalism. In her essay for the Morgan Global Journalism Review, Jones tackles the subject of letters of recommendation. She writes, “My decision about whether to write a recommendation is also guided by the four […]

Poor, Priviledged and Pedantic—Why America Ignores Under-Employed Ph.D.s

Poor, Priviledged and Pedantic—Why America Ignores Under-Employed Ph.D.s

by P.D. Lesko The latest NSF report, “The Survey of Earned Doctorates,” relies on data from the University of Chicago’s National Opinion Research Center. The report concludes that a high percentage of newly-minted Ph.D.s complete school with “significant debt” and without jobs. Yet, colleges continue to enroll increasing numbers of doctoral candidates. Cue up “Casablanca” and Claude Rains’s […]

800 Community College of Allegheny County Adjuncts Win Small Pay Hike

800 Community College of Allegheny County Adjuncts Win Small Pay Hike

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is reporting that the board of the Community College of Allegheny County today unanimously approved a three-year contract with its roughly 800 adjunct faculty members. CCAC spokeswoman Elizabeth Johnston said the collective bargaining agreement includes a pay raise of $50 in the first year, $25 in the second year and $5 in […]