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The New Enemy

2014-02-10 19:21:07.66456+00 by petronius 3 comments

Evanston Illinois is a leafy suburb just north of Chicago along the Lake Michigan shore. It is the home of Northwestern University (my alma mater, Speech 1973)and more than a century of town vs. gown animosity. The latest twist is a classic NIMBY fight over a new hotel in downtown Evanston, which is feared will bring in the new nomadic scourge, "transient academics" Your town may be next!

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#Comment Re: made: 2014-02-10 20:21:23.363508+00 by: Dan Lyke [edit history]

I can totally see not wanting humanities grad students traipsing through the neighborhood at all hours. It's pretty much a given that those will shortly be followed by a Starbucks to employ them.

And this all seems like a skip down the slippery slope to adjunct professors.

#Comment Re: made: 2014-02-10 21:42:08.726452+00 by: Dan Lyke

The Iowa Writer's Workshop was funded by the CIA...

Let the transient academics in, and the next thing you know you're in the middle of the freakin' cold war.

#Comment Re: made: 2014-02-10 23:04:30.14398+00 by: meuon

Which comes first, the micro-specific humanities grad student or the Starbucks to employ them?