Both Maria Brumm at the Green Gabbro and Janet Stemwedel at Adventures in Ethics and Science discuss their love/hate relationship with academia. For Brumm, she can no longer remember, as she puts the finishing touches on her master's thesis, why she wanted a research career, but has realized she needs to keep everything in perspective and that her five-year plan could change. Stemwedel is further along in her career but can still relate. "I've heard that some people are very good at maintaining a clear distinction between what they do and who they are. I have a feeling most of those people aren't in academia," she writes.
The Tall, Passive-Aggressive Ivory Tower
May 01, 2008