Brecht, agitprop theater & #cew2013

In honor of Campus Equity Week 2013 Chicago adjuncts took to the streets with a hat tip to Brecht and agitprop theater in a piece called the “Hallelujah, I’m A Bum Flash Mob,” held Nov. 2 at The Horse. Cast:  Accordion/vocals: Brianne Bolin (Chicago adjunct & activist) Acting/vocals: Frank Ehrmann (Occupy Rogers Park) Acting/vocals: John G.[…]

CEW Aftermath: Adjunct issues in the news

Campus Equity Week is not over, even when it’s over. Media releases and publicity regarding this year’s events and actions have prompted ongoing coverage of adjunct employment issues. Here’s a taste: Colorado Public Radio. CSU President Promises Adjuncts Better Working Conditions, Nov. 5, 2013 Inside Higher Ed. Report Details Financial Struggles of Boston Adjuncts, Nov. 4, 2013 Baltimore Sun. Adjuncts[…]

Campus Equity Week in the news, on the blogs, on the Web

media coverage Huffington Post. Unethical Academia: The Next Front for Low-Wage Worker Uprising?, Oct. 17, 2013. Co-authored by Maria Maisto, president, New Faculty Majority Times Union. Campus Notebook: RPI adjunct ‘was like being a volunteer‘, Oct. 17, 2013. Yahoo Finance. Campus Equity Week Events Raise Awareness: Poor Faculty Working Conditions Headline Issues Affecting Quality of Higher Education, Oct. 22,[…]

Students stage “Thriller” flashmob at NU

United Students Against Sweatshops is supporting adjunct faculty across the country with the organization’s HALLO-WEEK OF ACTION! Their actions included a flashmob at Northeastern University, where about a dozen students performed an adjunct version of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” on the library quad. They are members of the Empower Adjuncts Student Coalition. USAS members also staged a Halloween-costumed sit-in outside[…]

Roadrunners Virtual Meetup today at noon

Southwest #Adjuncts are invited to #Roadrunners Virtual #CEW2013 Meetup, Nov. 1, noon – 1 p.m. CT States: Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas Tenacious Texans, Necessary Magnificent New Mexicans, Amazing Arizonians and any other states who want to join us, too, be it the central south, the prairie states, the deep deep south: welcome one and[…]