Thursday, July 28, 2016

That Stinketh Not - ASKOLD MELNYCZUK, Harvard Crimson

At the University of Massachusetts-Boston, I teach students working two, and sometime three part-time jobs while attempting to carry a full course load. Many shoulder additional stresses, supporting dependent family members, caretaking elderly or ill parents or grandparents, and even raising younger sisters and brothers. More than a few arrived in the U.S directly from war zones. One of my best students, a refugee from Sudan, learned to write English by tracing the alphabet in sand. These are the people who will be hurt by the University’s recent decision to lay off one-third of my colleagues, nearly 400 adjunct faculty.

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