Academy Protest Songs

(With apologies to everyone)

The Youngscholars/Get Together

C’mon academics now
Smile on your adjunct
Every student get together
Try to love one another, right now

David Goldman, AP

Pete Seeger/Where have all the TT gone?

Where have all the TT jobs gone, long time passing?
Where have all the research dollars gone, long time ago?
Where have all the post-docs gone, long time passing?
Bloated admin have picked them – every one.

Oh, when will they ever learn? Oh, when will they ever learn?


Peter, Paul, and the Academy/Blowin’ in the Wind

How many manuscripts must a grad student publish
Before he gets his PhD?
How many post-docs must a PhD take
Before she interviews for an AP?

Yes, and how many times must a post-doc interview
Before she finds a TT?
The answer my friend is blowin’ in the wind
The answer is blowin’ in the wind

Evan Mah, The Emory Wheel

Evan Mah, The Emory Wheel

Bob Dylan, PhD/The Academy, It’s A-Changin’

Come gather ’round academics
Wherever you work
And admit that the job market
Around you is berserk
And accept that admin
Will cut more, those jerks

If academia to you
Is worth savin’
Then you better start organizin’
Or we’ll all be outta work
For the academy, it is a-changin’

David Goldman, AP

David Goldman, AP


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