For this episode, PNM-ers Kevin Lauterjung and Kelly Schwartz sit down with Electrical and Computer Engineering graduate students Kyle Daruwalla and Stephen Dennison, to discuss the controversy over Dr. Akbar Sayeed and the death of his former student Dr. John Brady, as well as broader issues pertaining to graduate student labor. We talk about the unique nature of graduate labor, and efforts underway to prevent repeated abuses.
Our conversation refers to a Wisconsin Journal article and WORT coverage of Akbar Sayeed and John Brady, as well as campus policies and efforts by the TAA. While we didn’t specifically cover them, mentoring and oversight guidelines have been developed elsewhere.
(Soundcloud photo courtesy Michelle King)