Adjunct Activists in the Sciences: Missing in Action

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  by Christopher Cumo Science may be remarkable not for Superstring Theory or gene splicing but for the obliviousness of academics in the sciences to the rise of casual labor in academe. Science has no Cary Nelson. Stephen Jay Gould, Brian Greene and Jared Diamond let their science do their talking. They have nothing to say about labor conditions in the academy. The National Science Foundation has no policy statement on the use of part-time faculty and does not study the issue, admits Curtis Suplee, NSF legislative and public affairs director. This inertia typifies scientists of all ranks. Walter Oechel, biology […]
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