Research Future in Academia (in a poor economy)

Tightly Wound has a true story of being asked to listen to a VP candidate speak on research. The candidate presented a timely discussion of how research ought to be handled in a poor economy. After his talk, through which many of the faculty slept, he was attacked by people for things he didn’t say. And one woman was upset by his use of the word “guys,” since that is clearly gendered language.

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