4 Academics on Food Stamps

Richard E. Aberle, 56

  • Graduate student and adjunct professor, State U. of New York at Plattsburgh
  • Receives food stamps, Medicaid, heating assistance

Mr. Aberle, who is married and has three children, took a one-third pay cut last fall when the dean's office began to enforce a university policy that prohibits adjuncts from teaching more than three courses per semester. He says he will earn less than $18,000 this academic