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Am I right to be upset that no one informed me that my supervisor was leaving/has left? While it sounds like your subject (counselling psychology) is much closer than mine (mathematics) to understanding human emotions, I would suggest that it may not be productive to think of emotions in terms of "right" and "wrong". I don't know what ...


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Is your supervisor out of academia or does she simply switch the university? Is there some possibility at your university, that someone external be a second supervisor of a thesis? If not: Maybe it will be fine for her if you find some "official" supervisor at your university, without the expertise, but she will be for you there to answer some ...


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This was something I dealt with more than once as steward and executive officer for my Graduate employees union. First of all, your feelings on the matter are completely valid. I know it's a scary place to be, and I'm really surprised that Universities don't have better established protocols for dealing with this. Try not to panic, and don't worry if you don'...


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I think your advisor should have set you up with another advisor before she left. Also she should have informed you, a meeting would be nice. It really is the least she could do, and In my experience this is common (including setting up with another advisor part) Now, you can find an advisor on your own and defend to keep your topic. You will have to advise ...


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I’m not aware of what you are asking about existing as a type of professional that one can retain (as per your question) — I suspect that would be a rather poor way to make a living — but at my university there are people who are available to consult on matters such as Mary’s expulsion case. Since Mary sounds like a graduate student, the relevant place to go ...


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As a Black graduate of Howard University, I think this best sums the factors and answers your question. The United States of America, has embedded within its socio-economic and political systems, systemic racism. The reasons for Howard University, in fact all HBCUs existence still remains. Until the systemic racism is directed to all OR until it is ...


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In the United States, there is a lot of variation from institution to institution. If such an office exists, your best bet is to ask the ombuds. An ombuds is generally an impartial third party who mediates disputes within an institution. Ombuds typically cannot make binding decisions, and merely serves as an advisor between parties. Many institutions in ...


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The university means something, but the reputation of the professor you will work with means much more. There are some top professors at "modest" universities. I assume that if the research lab is renowned it is for the faculty, not the overall institution of which it is a part. And many people here seem to want to suggest, mistakenly, that some ...


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Some physicists teach more mathematics. Some physicists teach more applications. It's just a matter of university, teacher, and student preference. Yes, the way you are taught will influence your career. I do not think these preferences have anything to do with the country. A large portion of physicists have experience with multiple countries. And ...


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