Step Up, Take Charge

Over at Inside Higher Ed, Yale University's Stephen Stearns says graduate students would be best to prepare for every possible worst-case scenario. "Assume that your proposed research might not work, and that one of your faculty advisers might become unsupportive — or even hostile," Stearns says. "Plan for alternatives." Stearns even says "nobody cares about" grad students, and because of that, they ought to take their training into their own hands.

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