Where it enters the popular imagination at all, graduate school conjures up images of isolation—the solitary graduate student, huddled over their books at 4 am, eschewing the affairs of the world in favor of the life of the mind. But isolation had no part in Tuesday’s events. In fact, the image of the isolated graduate student has been carefully cultivated, and is tacitly relied upon by the Columbia administration’s callous insistence that the labor graduate workers perform is not, in fact, labor. When President Lee Bollinger contends that “universities are special places in that sense of having a relationship...Read More
Author: Kate McIntyre
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