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Geoffrey Brent
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119 votes
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Shall I go and see my advisor's father who is on his death bed?

112 votes

I slept with my advisor's daughter and she is blackmailing me now. What can I do?

97 votes
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A staff member was rude to me in an email and made me look bad in front of other members of the staff. How should I handle this?

87 votes

Difficult student would dispute every grade in the course and now wants letter of recommendation

70 votes
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Should I let my former undergraduate advisor know that my PhD advisor was abusive?

61 votes
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Would students feel uncomfortable if I include in my lecture a quote which is somewhat sexually suggestive?

54 votes

Professor behaving oddly, but I don't want to persecute him

48 votes

How to query gender in a multiple-choice poll/survey?

46 votes

Is it bad not to answer the "Tell me how you behaved in a situation of conflict with your previous supervisor" question in a PhD interview?

44 votes
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How do I talk about my abusive former advisor if people ask?

41 votes

Am I conveying disrespect if I omit my gender pronoun from a conference nametag?

36 votes

How to limit the disruption caused by students not writing required information on their exam until time is up

35 votes

What was offensive about the "ladies lingerie department" joke, and how can I avoid offending people in a similar way?

26 votes

How to tactfully refuse to be listed as a co-author

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Rainbow flag in paper

18 votes

My student's family won't let her study what she wants

17 votes

Rules for notifying co-authors about re-presenting a project at a conference

17 votes

Just started a postdoc, but it went REALLY bad, REALLY fast. Stay or go?

16 votes

Ought mainstays (people recurring in a piece of academic writing) be abbreviated?

14 votes
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Is this journal a scam: Requires payment, invited to submit via email, no comments from reviewers, journal not listed on scimagojr rankings

14 votes

In what ways do authors of an anonymous paper reveal themselves unintentionally?

12 votes
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Is it OK to write Wikipedia articles about your research?

11 votes

What should I do about students' grammar mistakes?

11 votes

Why might researchers distinguish their interests between applied math and computational math?

10 votes
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In a revision, is it essential to address editor comments, even if they misrepresent a reviewer comment?

10 votes

Is it considered normal to publish job offers inviting candidates to apply based on their gender and/or race in academia?

9 votes

How to prevent students from using modified calculators to cheat on exams?

9 votes

Is talking to a professor about personal issues acceptable?

9 votes

If someone gets a PhD in Israel, can he work in the universities in Muslim-majority countries?

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Is it proper etiquette to keep religious content on official course page?