They're not gonna get me, but not for lack of trying.

What's the wager that another study would reveal clear correlations between the prestige of an university and the prevalence of depression?

And does anybody wonder why American STEM academia is increasingly international? Maybe because a lot of domestic students simply aren't willing to reduce themselves to the functional equivalent of "indentured servitude" for however many years an institution can milk them for.

Silicon Valley should thank the universities for its abundance of hard working and ambitious employees. And it's not (primarily) about the pay. Or the hours. It's about not being treated like a child when you're pushing thirty.

~Half of my department is foreign. I'm sorry to say, but cultural divides have led to an increasingly wide gap between the students and faculty. (Edit: It's nobodies fault, you could argue, but I'm frustrated with that mentality.) It's perhaps taboo (via political incorrectness) to suggest such a thing. Convenient for universities.

I've considered compiling a list of transgressions and stenciling a summary on some very high profile wall real estate. edit2: Obviously, I'll never actually do it, but fuck your shit, faculty.


Devac:

    I'm sorry to say, but cultural divides have led to an increasingly wide gap between the students and faculty. (Edit: It's nobodies fault, you could argue, but I'm frustrated with that mentality.)

Could you expand a bit? Feel free to ignore it if that's a touchy subject, I'm only casually curious.

    I've considered compiling a list of transgressions and stenciling a summary on some very high profile wall real estate.

Seems like a good use for AR.

I wanted to write something more supportive but we had those discussions and it doesn't sound like you're in the mood for a dose of platitudes. Hang in there, though.


posted by am_Unition: 12 days ago