"I was a professor at four universities. I still couldn’t make ends meet." (Washington Post)

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Posted by Elli Olson, community karma 667
article: http://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2015/03/06/i-was-a-professor-at-four-universities-i-...

If universities can't support adjuncts like Tanya Paperny, will there be a brain-drain from academia?

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Joseph Quinn, community karma 71
Professors cannot make ends meet, yet athletic directors and collegiate coaches make huge sums of money. This sends a message to the youth of society that winning football games is more important than finding a cure for cancer. At my own school, the former quarterback is a celebrity on campus and cannot walk around campus without being hounded, while a professor who genetically engineered a drought resistant crop, is credited with saving over a billion lives, and won a Nobel Peace Prize, is completely unknown to the student body.
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