TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Plan Colombia and the American War on Drugs in Latin America. Michael Busch (p. 1)
Are Hunter’s Graduate Students Paying to Teach? Unpaid Assistantships Spark Controversy on Campus (p. 1)
From the Editor’s Desk: The Rhetoric of Demonization (p. 2)
Graduate Center Technology: Windows Live Email Move on Hold (p. 3)
Dispatches from the Front: In the Classroom of the Critical Mind. Lynne DeSilva-Johnson (p. 4)
Grad Life: Wanted: Wealthy Patron(s) to Fund My Last Year of Dissertation Work. Lindsay Sarah Krasnoff (p. 5)
Adjuncting: The Adjunct Project: Who Are We, What Are We Doing, and How Can You Help? Carl Lindskoog (p. 6)
Islam in the Media: They Still Don’t Get It. Irene Meisel (p. 11)
Spotlight on the Board of Trustees: Wiesenfeld, Islamophobia, and the Madrassa. Adem Carroll (p. 13)
Masthead (p. 2)
Letters (p. 2)
Defending Wiesenfeld. Irene Alter, Retired Teacher
[Re: “Jeffery Wiesenfeld, Islamophobia, and the Madrassa”]. Stuart Kaufman, President, Citizens for American Values in Public Education/Stop the Madrassa
Adem Carroll Responds, Community Advocate and member, CISKGIA (Communities in Support of Khalil Gibran International Academy)
Book Reviews (p. 14)
American Dreaming: The Surreal Imagination of George Saunders. Reviews of The Braindead Megaphone: Essays by George Saunders (Riverhead Books, 2007) and In Persuasion Nation: Short Stories by George Saunders (Riverhead Books, 2006). James D. Hoff.
Music Review (p. 16)
Stuff You Can Sing: Radiohead Comes Home. Review of “In Rainbows” by Radiohead (self-released). Mark Schiebe.
Theater Review (p. 17)
New Tricks from an Old Dog. Review of Deep Trance Behavior in Potatoland. Written, directed, and designed by Richard Foreman. Frank Episale.
Film Review (p. 18)
Days of Blood and Oil. Review of “There Will Be Blood,” directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. Nicole Wallenbrock.
News from the Doctoral Students’ Council (p. 19)
Looking Back, Looking Forward
Steering Committee Office Hours
Ye Olde Holiday Merrimente. DSC Holiday Party Photos.
The Back Page (p. 20)
Special Black History Month Edition: R Kelly’s Ancestor Once Owned by President Kelly’s. Matt Lau.
Ask Harriet. Harriet Zanzibar.
Announcements / Advertisements
Mé Bar. La Quinta Inn (p. 6)
Asian American / Asian Research Institute. 2008 CUNY Asian Faculty & Staff Lunar New Year Celebration; Asian Language Corner; Chinese Calligraphy Workshop; Friday Evening Lectures Series (p. 9)
O’Reilly’s Restaurant and Tavern (p. 10)
Swift Copy Printing (p. 10)
Don’t Submit. Contribute. The Advocate (p. 12)
Nominations and Elections, 2008-2009. Doctoral Students’ Council (p. 15)
Troubled by Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Loneliness, Insomnia, Life Crises? Core Energetics. Tom Smith, Certified CE Practitioner (p. 16)
Feeling Tortured by Writer’s Block? Rose McAloon, Ph.D. (p. 16)
Check out gcadvocate.org for Lots of Web-only Content. The Advocate (p. 16)