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The Reader Advisor heads back to school this week, taking on campus carry laws, the casualization of academic labor, and the culture wars over trigger warnings and safe spaces. – Artblog Editor

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Students at the University of Texas Austin participating in the “Cocks not Glocks” event to protest Texas’s new open-carry law for campuses. Photograph: Zuma/Rex/Shutterstock via The Guardian
Students at the University of Texas Austin participating in the “Cocks not Glocks” event to protest Texas’s new open-carry law for campuses. Photograph: Zuma/Rex/Shutterstock via The Guardian

Head back to school in style this semester with these fashionable links! You’ll be the talk of the campus when you are able to defend labor rights for students and educators, speak intelligently on conservative authoritative administrative tactics, and thoroughly dismantle the industrial-educational complex. You never looked so smart!

Don’t let sticker shock and years of crushing debt keep you from the education of your dreams. Remember just like a Michael Kors handbag, high tuition is worth it because it costs more! Follow visionaries like former George Washington University President Stephen Trachtenberg, who was featured in the New York Times: “College is like vodka, he [Trachtenberg] liked to explain. Vodka is by definition a flavorless beverage. It all tastes the same. But people will spend thirty dollars for a bottle of Absolut because of the brand.” If that doesn’t seem like your style you can always volunteer your labor to be on NYU’s Affordability Steering Committee and make the university the most efficient and sustainable (sustainably profitable) corporation it can be!
[ via Jacobin ]

Ugh, full-time faculty jobs are sooooo last year. Can’t we just order one of those Uber teachers?  Those Lyft faculty? What are they called? Adjuncts!
[ via Inside Higher Ed ]

Looking for that perfect go along this fall?  Tired of boring shawls or yawn-inspiring clutches? Then head on down to Texas where you can now openly accessorize your Kel-Tech P-11 with your precious, precious, precious Second Amendment fantasies. But if you are really looking to make a statement this semester in Austin, check out some of these other fully-loaded fun-filled options!
[ via The Guardian ]

The University of Chicago is letting its incoming freshman know it has a very strict dress code: no “trigger warnings” above the shoulders and “safe spaces” must be kept at home.
[ via thetattoedprof.com ]

“Today, very few graduate students reach the promised land of tenure and tweed.” Graduate students earn the right to unionize prevailing over the argument of, they aren’t employees because they are students.
[ via N+1 ]

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adjuncts, George Washington University, gun control, nyu, second amendment, trigger warnings, unions, University of Chicago, University of Texas

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