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Nevada’s Part-time Professors are Bulk of College Staff, But Pay is Low

When the chemotherapy took her hair and her energy, Hazel Jackson was at the front of a classroom, teaching her students.

Jackson, a self-described hippie and out-of-the-box thinker, has been a steady hand for her students through not only her 2011 battle with cancer — when she missed only two classes — but also the daily challenge she faces of making ends meet as a part-time college professor.