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How to write abstract for conference when you have no results yet?
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Is watching porn in university a crime?
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How to supervise a bad PhD student
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Have I embarassed my supervisors by solving a problem that a PhD student in my group was working on without success?
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Should I report a PhD student’s incompetence to their supervisor?
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I slept with my advisor's daughter and she is blackmailing me now. What can I do?
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I submitted a paper to two journals, and the first published it, but I agreed to publish in the other; what can I do?
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A student forgot to answer an exam question
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Quoting a typo: Do I really have to do "sic", or can I just fix the sentence?
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What does “auditing a course” mean?
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Sex worker student offering her (lawful) services
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Is it appropriate to attend a class one is not registered for?
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Should I share my horrible software?
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Should I send professors money for illegally downloading their books?
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Useful strategies for answering "dumb" questions in a talk?
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I am an editor for a lousy paper and I found a better algorithm than theirs. Must I share it with them?
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What is the difference between a teaching assistant and an instructor?
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How can I convince graduate students in China to not copy/paste from the Internet into their research papers?
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Grant fraud, should I bust my PhD advisor?
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Can I request the code behind a research paper from the author?
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Professor creates assignment making students advocate for a bill being presented to Congress. Is this legal?
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Does wearing a university t-shirt imply that the wearer is affiliated with the university?
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How should I deal with very negative feedback from some students?
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Fellow student asked question from take-home exam on Stack Exchange
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Why do many talented scientists write horrible software?
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Can a university retract a degree for actions taken after the degree is awarded?
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Are professors' salaries a function of the amount of grant funding they obtain?
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My research paper filed as a patent in China by my Chinese supervisor without me as inventor
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Is it unethical to cite a paper or book that you have never looked at?
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Professor does not care about cheating, what should TA do?
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