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  • 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.

  • Competition or Collaboration?

    I have been reading, and re-reading, Why the Middle Ages Matter, and I sense an underlying theme to several of the essays, namely the importance of community.

  • Looking Back AND Looking Forward: The Material Collective at Kalamazoo 2015

    Well, now that we’ve all had some time to recover, can we just say that this year’s International Congress of Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo was a particularly exciting and thought-provoking one?

From the Manifesto

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