The Chronicle of Higher Education
March 20th, 2015
When Sydney Glassman started her Ph.D. in ecology at the University
of California here, she was sure she wanted to be a professor. But many
factors, she says, make her less certain of that today.
"The academic job market is intimidating," Ms. Glassman says. "The
lack of funding is horrible. That Ted Cruz and James Inhofe are in
positions of power for science is very depressing. The fact that people I
know who are very good at what they do but are not getting grants is
also very depressing."