Blog of Jonathan Eisen, Professor at UC Davis, Open Science advocate, Guardian of Microbial Diversity, Fighter of #Badomics Words and Microbiomania , and YAMMMs . Plus lots more things. See Lab Page and Twitter @phylogenomics for more info.
Bah, don't you know of the plan (supported by 21 UCSD department heads) to solve the budget problem by closing the "minor" UC campuses (the "major" ones being defined not only as UC-Berkeley and UCLA, as one would expect, but also UCSF and, um, UCSD)
Hmmm... and to think I plan on applying to the system for grad school soon...combined with a drastic increase in grad school applicants due to the shitty job market, where people would actually rather hang around in a lab because there's nothing better for them to do; made worse by the 'less funding --> fewer positions' issue.I'm so very excited. Also there's that detail that my skillset is pretty much entirely lab- and research related, thereby making me less employable than a highschool dropout. World, here I come! So, who wants a PCR monkey? Any takers? *chirp chirp* *tumbleweed*/rant of extreme optimism
it makes no sense to tax (aka furlough) university professors and staff who are working to get us out of the global mess we are in. Wouldnt it make more sense to place a 1% tax on millionaires?I have written a letter to the legislators