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BrianH
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208 votes
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Can one or two emoticons be used in a PhD Thesis?

163 votes

What is this "can I hire you as a tutor" scam?

128 votes

A social experiment. What is the worst that can happen?

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Why do universities require international students to show language proficiency?

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Why do textbooks often include the solutions to odd or even numbered problems but not both?

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While in Phd I developed a lot of code that I want to turn into start-up. Can I do this?

73 votes

My professor gave me a bad grade and wouldn't discuss it further, I think some prejudice may be involved. How should a student proceed?

52 votes

How do I impress my prospective grad advisor? (first meeting)

51 votes

I used a solution that I happened to already have on my laptop on an exam. Did I cheat?

49 votes

How do you deal with trolling students?

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Why is the variability in faculty salaries between STEM fields so high?

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Is it standard for US-based universities to consider the ethnicity of an applicant during PhD admissions?

36 votes

Why don't universities reveal the extra time they give to students with disabilities when taking exams?

33 votes

Difficulty being admitted to good PhD programs in the UK

29 votes

To avoid legal battle, in bussiness world reference letters are written extremely terse. How do academics get away with this?

29 votes

How to establish a relationship with a department head as an undergraduate?

28 votes

Do I have to cite common CS algorithms?

28 votes

Failing a student for attendance or grade?

23 votes

Why does or did Elsevier make PDFs grey and therefore unfit for printing?

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Unsatisfactory Instructor Evaluations: balancing of expectations of engineering students

20 votes

Is it ethical to use past years' final exams that the professor hasn't explicitly given, to study for a final in the same class?

20 votes

Is it bad to make a joke during a presentation ?

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Professor wants me to accept his school's offer early

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As a graduate, is creating a log-in in the university online campus considered an acceptance of their offer?

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Is extra time on the GRE looked down upon?

18 votes

Why the taboo against naming discoveries after yourself?

17 votes

Why is college tuition high, but academic salaries low?

17 votes

Are professors required to perform research as a necessity to teaching?

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How to deal with the wealth of "help" available for programming assignments?

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Psychiatrist from whom I requested documentation doesn't believe in accommodations for adults with ADHD/"hyperkinetic disorder" taking meds

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