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RPI officials confirmed that about 60 faculty members were notified on Thursday that they would not be returning to the campus once their contracts were up and that an undisclosed number of adjunct positions had also been eliminated due to financial stresses brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.


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I think they will be the same and much faster than people believe.  There was a really good article I read this morning but can't find it now that spoke about available choices.  Work from home has been an available choice for decades now and hasn't been widely adopted.  No real reason to believe it will now except that it is not an available choice.  Same with many things including travel.

I heard a biologist who had a similar take: we are mammals and cannot help but go outside and negotiate with other mammals for food and sex.  It is what mammals do.


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teapots.nli said: I think they will be the same and much faster than people believe.  There was a really good article I read this morning but can't find it now that spoke about available choices.  Work from home has been an available choice for decades now and hasn't been widely adopted.  No real reason to believe it will now except that it is not an available choice.  Same with many things including travel.

I heard a biologist who had a similar take: we are mammals and cannot help but go outside and negotiate with other mammals for food and sex.  It is what mammals do.


Not all mammals. :sad:
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teapots.nli said: I think they will be the same and much faster than people believe.  There was a really good article I read this morning but can't find it now that spoke about available choices.  Work from home has been an available choice for decades now and hasn't been widely adopted.  No real reason to believe it will now except that it is not an available choice.  Same with many things including travel.

I heard a biologist who had a similar take: we are mammals and cannot help but go outside and negotiate with other mammals for food and sex.  It is what mammals do.

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Not me. I stay indoors 24/7


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Not me. I stay indoors 24/7

And you never do the sexor.


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Not me. I stay indoors 24/7

And you never do the sexor.

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Porn is good enough.


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. said: RPI officials confirmed that about 60 faculty members were notified on Thursday that they would not be returning to the campus once their contracts were up and that an undisclosed number of adjunct positions had also been eliminated due to financial stresses brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Once you teach one semister online and honor those class credits, you completely lose any justification for paying $30K a year just to sit in a classroom.

I got through four years at two respectable state universities for a grand total of $6.  Not per year, but for tuition for 4 years. I hope future generations can enjoy the same access to a decent education.


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Once you teach one semister online and honor those class credits, you completely lose any justification for paying $30K a year just to sit in a classroom.

I got through four years at two respectable state universities for a grand total of $6.  Not per year, but for tuition for 4 years. I hope future generations can enjoy the same access to a decent education.

Please elaborate...


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Not me. I stay indoors 24/7

That is very bad for you in all respects.  You can go outside and still be alone if that is what you want.


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Not me. I stay indoors 24/7

That is very bad for you in all respects.  You can go outside and still be alone if that is what you want.

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Not when you're as strikingly handsome as I am. There comes a point when things turn on you and it becomes a handicap.


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Once you teach one semister online and honor those class credits, you completely lose any justification for paying $30K a year just to sit in a classroom.

I got through four years at two respectable state universities for a grand total of $6.  Not per year, but for tuition for 4 years. I hope future generations can enjoy the same access to a decent education.

They really didn't think this hysterical shutdown thing through very well   :lol:


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Not when you're as strikingly handsome as I am. There comes a point when things turn on you and it becomes a handicap.

Wear a Pup mask.  That's what I do.

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Kids go into debt paying $20K or more a year to attend a college. And they buy the shit that you HAVE to live on campus, eat food their, stay in their dorms, etc.

Then one day, they tell you go home, and view your classes online.  Online courses are scalable.  Which means 20,000 kids could watch the same lecture. How do you justify charging $20K a year for something that someone could get sitting at home, with 20,000 other kids watching it?  Hell, Yale even has free lectures online, which are 5 times better than most of the shit that most college prof dish out.

I hope this craters the price of colleges.  If the government would step back and end student loans, the price of most colleges would drop to about $8K a year really, really fast.


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. said: RPI officials confirmed that about 60 faculty members were notified on Thursday that they would not be returning to the campus once their contracts were up and that an undisclosed number of adjunct positions had also been eliminated due to financial stresses brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Once you teach one semister online and honor those class credits, you completely lose any justification for paying $30K a year just to sit in a classroom.

I got through four years at two respectable state universities for a grand total of $6.  Not per year, but for tuition for 4 years. I hope future generations can enjoy the same access to a decent education.


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I assume you meant $6000.  When was this, the 70's?


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. said: RPI officials confirmed that about 60 faculty members were notified on Thursday that they would not be returning to the campus once their contracts were up and that an undisclosed number of adjunct positions had also been eliminated due to financial stresses brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Once you teach one semister online and honor those class credits, you completely lose any justification for paying $30K a year just to sit in a classroom.

I got through four years at two respectable state universities for a grand total of $6.  Not per year, but for tuition for 4 years. I hope future generations can enjoy the same access to a decent education.

They are still charging full price even though the courses are being delivered online only...


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I assume you meant $6000.  When was this, the 70's?

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The 80's.  Didn't live on campus. Held a job through college. Got out of college owing $2500 in student loans, which I paid off in about a year.


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They are still charging full price even though the courses are being delivered online only...

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I would wager that there will be a massive class action suit to come out of that.  Kids going into debt for an online course is totally fucking bogus.


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. said: RPI officials confirmed that about 60 faculty members were notified on Thursday that they would not be returning to the campus once their contracts were up and that an undisclosed number of adjunct positions had also been eliminated due to financial stresses brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Once you teach one semister online and honor those class credits, you completely lose any justification for paying $30K a year just to sit in a classroom.

I got through four years at two respectable state universities for a grand total of $6.  Not per year, but for tuition for 4 years. I hope future generations can enjoy the same access to a decent education.

They are still charging full price even though the courses are being delivered online only...

Unsustainable - the bar is permantently lowered.


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Kids go into debt paying $20K or more a year to attend a college. And they buy the shit that you HAVE to live on campus, eat food their, stay in their dorms, etc.

Then one day, they tell you go home, and view your classes online.  Online courses are scalable.  Which means 20,000 kids could watch the same lecture. How do you justify charging $20K a year for something that someone could get sitting at home, with 20,000 other kids watching it?  Hell, Yale even has free lectures online, which are 5 times better than most of the shit that most college prof dish out.

I hope this craters the price of colleges.  If the government would step back and end student loans, the price of most colleges would drop to about $8K a year really, really fast.

I don't think that will happen.  It's just easier and much cheaper for administrators to plan on skipping one semester.  The longer they leave that call the more it costs; exponentially every day.  Students won't like it, at least the smart ones.



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