A glossy folder for jj-spouse just came through my mailbox with the following note on it:
Because of your active membership with the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a Subaru marketing affiliate, you may be eligible to participate in the VIP Partners Program.
And get a Subaru for less.
Being an active researcher myself, I googled for some information about this surprising role for the AAAS, having first ascertained from jj-spouse that it was indeed surprising. I found that Subaru is now the Premier Automotive Sponsor of the AAAS. And, in addition to giving members of AAAS up to 3k off of new cars, Subaru now sponsors all sorts of prizes for students, school teachers, books and films. All for K-12, but still a really good thing.
So just imagine if the American Philosophical Association got some corporate sponsor. Who would it be and what could we get? I don’t know that my imagination is up to it, but I can try to start it off:
Fox News is now the Premier News Network of the American Philosophical Association. It will sponsor research on favorite philosophical topics such as the merits of upholding traditional values over attempts to introduce diversity. Special funds will be available for conferences featuring all white male keynote speakers. Free advertisement for all male departments will be carried on the network.
Let us know what you think!