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Examples of successful push-backs against DEI (diversity, etc.) initiatives in academia?
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How to prove that a paper published with a particular English transliteration of my Russian name is mine?
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Why do undergraduate admissions in the U.S take into account nonacademic criteria?
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Does tenure protection extend to professors saying that evolution is false in class?
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Bombed an academic interview, should I do anything about it?
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Is watching porn in university a crime?
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Colleague stole my work and is publishing it as his own; my PhD supervisor supports him; I got the paper to review. How to proceed?
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Is it okay to refuse a laptop from a new university if you already have your own personal laptop?
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Why do Russian and Israeli universities score low in various world rankings?
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Distinguish starting journals from predatory ones
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Academic code copied by library author
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How to deal with a colleague who won't accept they're wrong
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Researchers had a paper retracted due to plagiarism and no one at their university is aware of it
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Can I publish a paper which 1) proposes an idea and 2) proves that the idea doesn't work?
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Is there a way to search for more recent papers than the one I'm currently reading?
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Why can't we just use platforms such as arXiv for proper peer-reviewed publishing?
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Is it normal that a peer reviewer would ask for an executable file in order to check my results?
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Can I learn the course material for the first time while I'm teaching it?
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Disposing of old written notes
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Final report rejected, institution asked to return funding and prosecute my supervisor
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Realised afterwards that I committed mild plagiarism in a paper I wrote as an undergraduate, what should I do?
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How to handle plagiarism on method that does not affect outcome results when reviewing a paper?
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I solved their problem. Should I involve them?
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My adviser wants to use my code for a spin-off, but I want to use it for my own company
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How to write abstract for conference when you have no results yet?
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Is it possible to start a PhD at 36 without taking a huge hit financially?
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The feeling of inferiority entering a PhD program due to one's undergraduate school rank
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Found a severe error in a conference paper after presentation but before the proceedings
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Am I required to hand out private encryption key to head of institute?
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How to handle a colleague who hasn't pulled their weight
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