Saturday, February 01, 2014

The Pressing Threat of Transient Scholars

Troy Camplin noted this story about busybodies in one of our suburbs:

'Plans for an extended stay hotel in downtown Evanston are drawing fears from some that it will attract the wrong kind of academics as guests. The Southeast Evanston Association, in an email message to its members, says neighbors need to assure that the establishment will carry "a hotel brand that will maintain a high quality of business, and not devolve into cheap housing for transient academics."'

Yep, can't have transient academics, the kind with no tenure, the kind who wander from one low-paying gig to the next. You know, first one moves in, then another...

Soon you'll have transient
impoverished scholars
standing on corners
and begging for dollars.

No comments: