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Doctoral Students Council News: Murphy's Optimism

This Doctoral Students’ Council (DSC) newsletter, published in 1982, covered adjunct news that ranged from notes on a meeting the DSC steering committee had with Chancellor Murphy to a satirical piece entitled “How not to be an Adjunct”. The article "Adjuncts Organize" argued that only an independent adjunct faculty union could improve working conditions for adjuncts.

The Doctoral Students’ Council, a student organization at the CUNY Graduate Center that actively addressed Adjunct issues, would later launch the Adjunct Project.

Source | The Tamiment Institute Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
Creators | Petry, Willard; Lang, Jonathan; Erber, Nancy
Date Created | November 1982
Rights | Copyright DSC News
Item Type | Text (Newspaper / Magazine / Journal)
Cite This document | Petry, Willard, Lang, Jonathan, and Erber, Nancy, “Doctoral Students Council News: Murphy's Optimism,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed April 24, 2024,


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