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Battling the Trappings of University Life

Posted by Jack Stephens on November 29, 2007

The Wily Filipino, a college professor in a tenure battle, gives his two cents on battling neoliberalism in the university system, he opens with:

My former employer, an urban school by reputation, has essentially abandoned its decades-long “commitment” to the working class from its immediate surroundings, and instead has concentrated on recruiting aggressively from the O.C. to fill up their dormitories. (I have nothing against SoCal in particular, but it does raise the question of where the SF high schoolers are ending up. A year ago an overwhelming majority of the first-year students in my anthropology class were already dorm-dwellers. This is a fairly profound student demographic shift in my opinion, suggesting, perhaps erroneously, that they were relatively moneyed and that they had few ties to the local community. But that latter part can change.)

Enough chitchat; here we go…


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