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So Inside Higher Ed ran basically the worst article ever written about how to be a good graduate student, by Katy Meyers, Ph.D. student in the Department of Anthropology at Michigan State University: Knowing wine used to be a skill that you were raised to possess. Wine was an ever-present entity on family dinner tables […]
Connecticut need not worry about Texas trying to steal its nickname. Because the Lone Star state does not care about the Constitution except for its grotesquely expansive view of the 2nd Amendment. In the fall, Sissy Bradford took a public stand — unpopular with many in San Antonio — about separation of church and state. […]

The Humanities Ph.D.

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On May 17, 2012

Kaustuv Basu discusses an effort at Stanford to reduce the time it takes students to receive a Ph.D. in German Studies to 4 years. Spearheaded by former MLA President Russell Berman, a member of the d

On Paradigms Mattering

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On February 13, 2012
Interesting results from the TRIP survey on IR scholars: It turns out that in the case of using military force against Iran, thirty percent of self-identified realists advocate the use of force in the event that Iran acquires a nuclear weapon. This is substantially higher than the number for liberals (19%), constructivists (18%), or “other” […]

Slow Learning

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On November 16, 2011

I observe with some degree of pride that Captain Andrew Betson, a student of mine at the Patterson School, has an article in the latest Armed Forces Journal. The article began life as a seminar paper

The Ph.D.

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On November 13, 2011

Larry Cebula offers an argument we hear frequently: that no one should go on for a Ph.D. because there aren’t jobs. Cebula covers the basic points: delayed income earnings that will never pay of

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