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  • Counter-Productivity Survey

    Borken Computer

    This October, The Material Collective will host a session called “Counter-Productivity: Valuing Scholarly Processes” at the 4th Biennial Meeting of the BABEL Working Group. In advance of this session, we are conducting an anonymous survey of scholarly working processes. It has just 5 questions, and should only take a few minutes. We will use the […]

  • Open Letter on Precariat Fees

    A large and growing portion of the academy is unemployed or underemployed, and we all must consider how we can address the situation.

  • Union Yes!

    The TAs and RAs at Columbia University are organizing a union—again. Maggie Williams discusses why sticking together is perhaps the only way we’re going to make a dent in the corporatization of the modern American University.

From the Manifesto

May 10, 2012 Read More