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Tom Church
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94 votes
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The feeling of inferiority entering a PhD program due to one's undergraduate school rank

43 votes

How much does a student's ranking in their cohort matter for PhD applications?

34 votes

Is Research Fellow a gender-neutral term?

31 votes

Are professors allowed to participate in political activities?

30 votes

Ethics of Accepting Unneeded Merit Based Scholarships

29 votes
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How to foster gender diversity as an organizer

29 votes

Do I not have the personality for a PhD?

27 votes
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How can I do solid, publishable research without having a postdoc position?

23 votes

Can refusing to attend mandatory Title IX training be grounds for suspending a tenured faculty member?

20 votes
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Is there any academic advantage of being the submitting author of a paper?

16 votes

Can I ask for a "general" letter of recommendation?

15 votes
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Should I still use "Dear Prof." to begin an email to a professor that I know?

13 votes

Why do academics frequently write very short email replies?

10 votes

Statement of purpose: how to give motivations for applying to a certain graduate school without stating the obvious or gratuitous flattery?

10 votes
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What is a username exactly used for in arXiv?

8 votes

PhD or MSc without undergraduate degree?

7 votes
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When applying to a Phd in Physics or Math , do grades in unrelated courses I took have any effect on my admission?

7 votes

Is it necessary to include and update the status of a paper on arXiv once it has been accepted for publication in a journal?

6 votes

How to refer to an author whose last name can be confused with a pronoun?

6 votes
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Taking undergraduate course by a graduate student, officially?

6 votes

Does being a poorly-performing undergraduate researcher mean that I have little chance of being successful in graduate school?

5 votes
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How are reference letters for postdocs submitted?

4 votes

Head of department questionable comprehensive test decision

4 votes
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How should I list my advisor's name on a talk I am giving about our joint work?

4 votes

What are the downsides of using arXiv references instead of conference/journal references for the same paper?

4 votes
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How do PhD admissions look at A- grades from a Master's student in Math?

4 votes

Do Tier-1 grad schools have a GPA filter

4 votes
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When reapplying, does it pose negative effect in the admission process if you use the similar personal statement?

3 votes

Can I leave my position on "short" notice?

3 votes

How to answer questions about whether you are taking on new doctoral students when admission is determined by a committee and a competitive process?