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GC Students Rally for Better Health Care (p. 1)

Whither Democracy? The Democratic Party’s Dilemma in 2008. Maurice Leach (p. 1)

From the Editor’s Desk: Lockdown America (p. 2)

Grad Life: Do You Need to Be Here? Questions For the Uncertain Graduate Student. James Trimarco (p. 4)

Dispatches from the Front: The Pile. Tim Krause (p. 4)

Adjuncting: Health Insurance: We Must Keep Pushing. Carl Lindskoog (p. 6)

The Revolution in Venezuela. Michael Busch (p. 9)

Masthead (p. 2)


“Raiding Nader.” Michael Busch, Political Science (p. 2)

GC Advocate Editor Responds (p. 3)

“Art and Authenticity.” Bruce Benderson, Author of Sex and Isolation (p. 3)

Lavelle Porter Responds (p. 3)

Graduate Center Technology (p. 5)

Library Catalogue Machines

Help Desk

Wireless Internet Coverage

New Hires

Book Review (p. 12)

The Lives of the Composers. Review of The Rest is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century by Alex Ross (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2007). Matt Lau.

Art Review (p. 14)

The Installation Haven and Less is More: The Two Faces of the Whitney Biennial. Review of Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of Art. Natasha Kurchanova.

Music Reviews (p. 15)

You Speak My Language. Reviews of Pat Metheny Trio, “Day Trip” (Nonesuch, 2008); and Chick Corea/Gary Burton, “The New Crystal Silence” (Concord, 2008). Mark Schiebe.

Theater Reviews (p. 17)

Major Playwrights, Minor Work. Reviews of “The American Dream” and “The Sandbox,” written and directed by Edward Albee; and “Drunk Enough to Say I Love You?” by Caryl Churchill, directed by James MacDonald. Frank Episale.

Film Review (p. 18)

Meditation on American Adolescence. Review of “Paranoid Park,” directed by Gus Van Sant. Nicole Wallenbrock.

News from the Doctoral Students’ Council (p. 19)

Health Insurance


To-Do List: Elections!

The DSC Webpage

DSC Group Page

DSC Calendar

The Back Page (p. 20)

Graduate Center Introduces New “Chancellor’s Club” Fellowships. Matt Lau.

Ask Harriet. Harriet Zanzibar.

Announcements / Advertisements

The Nation (p. 8)

Mé Bar. La Quinta Inn (p. 10)

Troubled by Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Loneliness, Insomnia, Life Crises? Core Energetics. Tom Smith, Certified CE Practitioner (p. 13)

Feeling Tortured by Writer’s Block? Rose McAloon, Ph.D. (p. 13)

There’s More on the Web. The Advocate (p. 13)

Swift Copy Printing (p. 13)

O’Reilly’s Restaurant and Tavern (p. 16)

Nominations and Elections, 2008-2009. Doctoral Students’ Council (p. 19)



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