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    October 21, 2014

    ‘Overworked, underpaid, and undersupported’

    Prepared by graduate students, a report details the difficult conditions adjuncts face at one public university.

    October 28, 2014

    Where do postdocs go?

    A study of former UCSF postdocs finds they occupy a variety of careers.

    January 28, 2014

    Congressional Report Highlights Academe's 'Working Poor'

    Adjuncts and contingent faculty, the report says, "likely make up the most highly educated and experienced workers on food stamps and other public assistance."

    October 30, 2014

    A union contract gives Tufts adjuncts ‘unheard-of’ rights

    Among the most important is the right to be considered for tenure-track jobs.

    November 04, 2014

    Why networking feels so ‘icky’

    Networking feels “icky” when you feel like you’re exploiting other people for personal gain.

    November 05, 2014

    Postdocs speak up

    As many senior scientists dither and protect the status quo, postdocs organize a conference to take matters into their own hands.

    April 04, 2008

    Taken for Granted Index

    Early-career issues for postdocs and other researchers who deserve better.

    November 12, 2014

    Skill shortage or ineffective hiring?

    An article in Information Week and a leading labor expert argue that the so-called skills shortage is really a failing of companies’ human resources function.

    Taken for Granted
    January 04, 2013

    Bordering on Confusion

    High-skill immigration reform is more complicated and contentious than it looks, an expert conference shows.

    January 19, 2007

    Dealing With Deception

    "I think it becomes more difficult [to cheat] when the student knows what the professor knows and the professor knows what the student knows." --Adil Shamoo

    February 02, 2007

    Contemptuous Irresolution

    "In the current environment, any increase is welcome." --Dave Moore, AAMC

    March 02, 2007

    A "Hippocratic Oath" for Scientists?

    Jones believes that senior scientists have "lost a sense of accountability to the next generation insofar as all of our interests in them are self interests ... so that
    our career can get advanced but not necessarily
    their career."

    April 13, 2007

    Huddled Masses

    “Reduced economic opportunities in some fields relative to others … may be an important factor driving native students to enter particular occupations and avoid others.” --George Borjas

    May 04, 2007

    A Tunnel to Atlanta

    Working with a professor and lab mates from back home make for an easier, more congenial experience than plunging into a strictly American cultural environment.

    June 01, 2007

    Who Speaks for Early-Career Scientists?

    Although efforts to provide real career opportunities for more scientists would create stronger incentives for Americans to seek science careers, the political momentum appears to be on the side of granting more H-1B visas.

    June 08, 2007

    Living the Issue

    "To me, having a Ph.D. and being a professor is a lifelong learning experience. The degree, to me, is to teach you how to teach yourself later on." --Adil Shamoo

    July 13, 2007

    Be Careful What You Wish For

    “The glut of graduate students enticed by the growing support a few years ago have since found it difficult to get their own work funded … and the sudden deceleration in funding has left many researchers feeling slighted even though their funding grew by leaps and bounds in the past decade.” --Yuval Levin

    August 03, 2007

    The Curt Flood Effect

    "We hear persistent reports of postdocs and other folks working on grants who are either forbidden to take maternity leave or told that if they do, they'll be fired." --Joan Williams

    September 07, 2007

    Capital Losses

    "The best and the brightest seem not to be going into science as much as they did in the past." And those who do opt for research careers "seem to be dropping out at a very high rate." --Mark Donowitz

    October 05, 2007

    Making Mentoring Mandatory

    "If, in the course of the day, faculty spend some time talking about their career and careers in general, it wouldn’t be something they would have to keep a note of in a logbook and say, ‘Oh, this isn’t research-related.’ ”--Joseph Ellis

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