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[Xmca-l] Re: Public Academics and its risks



and there is another story that runs somewhat parallel to this that
involves academics at the front end of their careers:
http://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2014/03/10/essay-about-inability-find-tenure-track-job-academe

the author, Patrick Iber, doesn't explicitly mention a failure to bring in
big money, but one suspects that this might have been one of the big knocks
against him considering that he teaches courses like "Artists,
Intellectuals, and Social Change in Latin America" (see his blog at:
http://patrickiber.blogspot.com/). Not likely to bring in the big grants
with that...

It is a nasty world out there. Anyone have any ideas how to make it better?

-greg




On Sun, Mar 16, 2014 at 5:41 PM, Glassman, Michael <glassman.13@osu.edu>wrote:

> How extraordinarily painful.  The fact that one of the richest
> universities in the world fired the found of the National Coalition for the
> Homeless because he couldn't bring in 80% of his salary from grants
> suggests something has gone very wrong with our collective enterprise.
>  There was a time when people used to say we must support cynicism in going
> after money because it can support nobler endeavors.  Now.....
>
> Buy a writer a beer on a hot day and he or she will tell you the three
> unalterable rules of the universe without much prodding.
>
> Never eat at a place called moms.
>
> Never play cards with a guy named Doc
>
> and Never get into a relationship with somebody who has more problems that
> you.
>
> Perhaps we need to add a fourth.
>
> Never make a deal with the devil because in the end the devil always comes
> out ahead.
>
> Michael
> ________________________________________
> From: xmca-l-bounces@mailman.ucsd.edu [xmca-l-bounces@mailman.ucsd.edu]
> on behalf of mike cole [lchcmike@gmail.com]
> Sent: Sunday, March 16, 2014 2:46 PM
> To: eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity
> Subject: [Xmca-l]  Public Academics and its risks
>
> This article seems relevant to prior discussion on the topic of public
> engagement by academics. The issue is especially tricky when working on
> soft money, but.......
>
> mike
>
>
> http://www.thenation.com/article/178821/columbia-university-fired-two-eminent-public-intellectuals-heres-why-it-matters#
>
>
>
>


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