The humor and the horror of being an academic researcher

On the WBUR Boston “Common Health” blog, Carey Goldberg tore me up by posting this video:

But Goldberg also wrapped this painfully funny clip into the actual context of the environment many researchers face, writing about “The painful reality of research funding cuts it reflects.”

Laugh, cry, whatever you choose – but worth a watch.

I resigned my tenured faculty position at the University of Minnesota one year ago. Maybe someday I’ll write a book. Maybe not – blogging is more fun.

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Susan FItzgerald

April 25, 2011 at 11:21 am

And in the supreme irony (and horror), the “general” science magazine Nature mentioned in the video publishes articles about the worldwide glut of PhDs…
http://www.nature.com/news/2011/110420/full/472276a.html