how ‘recession-sound’ are universities? I’m hearing rumors of hiring freezes and maybe previously open job lines being pulled in light of the economic crisis. Since I’m on the job market this year such rumors make my blood run cold. Is ASA going to be forwarding my “Contexts” subscription to the nearest tent city? Can anyone tell me? See after the break for a great comic on this (also sent by the asker).
NOTE: For new readers: I present this series as if I were asking the question. I’m not. Many folks have asked, “Are you on the market?!?” or, “What is wrong with Columbia?” After one year at Columbia, I am not actively seeking a new job. I simply act as if I am asking all these questions so that others can be anonymous.