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Publication Date

Fall 2014




Fall No. 1



From the Editor’s Desk: The Purpose of the Academic Boycott (p. 3)

CUNY News in Brief:

- BDS Debated, Adjuncts Go Unpaid (p. 5)

- A View from the Left Wing: Reflections on the 2014 World Cup, Arman Azimi (p. 7)

- Graduate Center Student Runs for Political Office: Q & A with Brian P. Jones, Francisco Fortuño Bernier (p. 10)

Dispatches from the Front:

- This Woman’s Work: The Misogynistic Realities I Face As a Female Professor, Melissa Marturano (p. 15)

- From Ferguson to New York, CUNY Internationalist Marxist Club (p. 17)

Edifying Debate:

- CUNY and the Boycott: On the Proposal for the DSC to Boycott Academic Institutions in Israel, Conor Tomás Reed and Gordon Barnes (p. 24)

- Devalued Option: New Mental Health Insurance Carrier ValueOptions Offers Less Value and Fewer Options, Christina Nadler, Jennifer Prince, and Jennifer Chancellor (p. 30)

- Advances in the Workers Cooperative Movement, Alexander Kolokotronis (p. 34)

- The Looming Threat of Cosmic Death, Greg Olmschenk (p. 38)

- Are People the Problem?: A Critical Response to Russ Wellen’s Review of Countdown, Erik Wallenberg (p. 40)

Book Reviews:

- The Nuances of Brazilian Intellectualism, Mila Burns (p. 42)

- The Odyssey of Adventure, Alison Klein (p. 44)

Art Review: Subtle Message, Broad Response, Melissa Phruksachart (p. 45)

From the Doctoral Students’ Council: DSC Hits the Ground Running (p. 47)

The Back Page:

- Mind Games, Maryam Ghaffari Saadat

- Ph.D. Comics, Jorge Cham



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