Adjuncts organize; Eclipse viewing; Weekly gun violence brief

Philly college adjuncts fight for stability

Part-time instructors at schools throughout the city say they struggle with low pay and uncertainty about their future employment.

BP’s Meir Rinde talked with instructors as they plan a rally later this week to call for better pay and more consistency in their work. Organizers say these adjunct faculty face “the instability and the political pressures that have been leveled at higher ed” all while “bearing the brunt of these unnecessary cuts.” Continue reading…

Temple students and faculty marched in support of adjunct instructors’ bargaining rights in February 2015. (Joseph Piette)

Just look up: Best bets for solar eclipse viewing

As long as the weather cooperates on Monday, April 8, it will be hard to miss the biggest light in the sky going 90% dark. 

While Philly won’t see a total solar eclipse, Monday’s 90% coverage will be the best we get for a long time. The next time we can see this leverage of coverage here will be May 2078. Here’s BP’s recap of where to celebrate this once in a generation experience. Continue reading…

Thousands turned out on the Parkway in 2017 to watch the last solar eclipse to pass over our region. (WHYY file)

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