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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

From the Manifesto

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