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Tom Au
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50 votes

Is it ethical for a PI to tell university to pay out intern's salary for an extra month after internship ends, and keep the money?

33 votes

A student in my course does well on exams, but doesn't do the homework: Go easy on them, or make them "pay the price?"

23 votes

Is it plagiarism if someone else came up with something before you did?

19 votes

Is it acceptable to drink alcohol in front of senior staff during semi-official occasions?

16 votes

Publishing a result that is aesthetically pleasing, but has no practical value

15 votes

Should I write that a student is a feminist in my recommendation letter?

12 votes

Can game theory explain grade inflation?

10 votes

Will minor mistakes in my bachelor's thesis harm my future career as a researcher?

9 votes
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Asking for a recommendation from a professor who I did bad in his courses

9 votes

Is "get passing grades and follow voraciously your curiosity on the side" a good strategy for graduate school?

9 votes
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Is copying paragraph structure plagarism?

8 votes

What are the perks of being a tenured professor at U.S. universities, besides having academic freedom?

8 votes

Publication - discovered an error in the proof of theorem which the referees have not spotted, what to do?

7 votes

Can I get a PhD in artificial intelligence with a pure mathematics background?

6 votes
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How negative to go in a statement of purpose?

6 votes

My math students consider me a harsh grader. Is my teaching attitude wrong?

6 votes

TA struggling with how much time grading takes

6 votes

How can I prove my self-studied knowledge?

6 votes
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Does it look bad to have more letters of recommendation from undergrad than masters professors in PhD admissions?

6 votes
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Applying to graduate school in an unrelated field after a year working in unrelated job?

5 votes

How can an undergrad from a country with little 'international' research improve his chances of being a "good fit" for a top PhD program?

5 votes

How to prove/deal with plagiarism that is hidden behind bad synonyms?

5 votes

Which is preferable, to go to graduate school at same school as undergrad or to go to a lower-ranked school?

5 votes

How should I adress (grammatically) a referee whose gender is unknown?

5 votes

I believe I have solved a famous open problem. How do I convince people in the field that I am not a crank?

5 votes

Will one "F" keep me from grad school?

5 votes

What English expression resembles the German "Tutor"?

5 votes

What can I do if a student in my lab threatens to tell lies about me, and my advisor doesn't want to fire her?

4 votes

Does one need a master's in math before taking a PhD in math in Europe?

4 votes

How to answer a professor's email?

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