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Once upon a time in grad school...

Gillian

67 day(s) ago

... when my friend's advisor Skyped into my friend's prospectus defense from across the philosophy department, where he lived, pretending he was visiting Boston, and got called out by another faculty member. (Contribute your own anecdotes.)

Olympe

67 day(s) ago

(Ed - Surely "grad" school!)

Olympe

67 day(s) ago

A friend of mine from grad school once found his adviser *wildly* impressed by the progress he had made between two subsequent drafts of a paper. The twist? The adviser had unwittingly printed out the old draft the second time around...

William

64 day(s) ago

Well, there's that one legendary student of yore who took 12 incompletes in a row (2/semester for 2 years -- there was no rule against doing this at the time) and then transferred to a better department to finish up the PhD...

William

64 day(s) ago

Erm, *3/semester for 2 years

Kojin

64 day(s) ago

Or the supervisor who failed a perfectly good qualifying paper and threatened to do so again... until it was submitted one final time in the form of proofs showing it to be forthcoming in JPhil.

Germaine

62 day(s) ago

I once submitted several papers in a semester, got an extension on one, and did ok.

Kate

61 day(s) ago

Or the supervisor who failed a perfectly good qualifying paper and threatened to do so again... until it was submitted one final time in the form of proofs showing it to be forthcoming in JPhil.

Kojin

"Just because something was published doesn't mean it deserved to be." --A former DGS

Bertolt

61 day(s) ago

JPhil tho

Norwood

61 day(s) ago

Even Jphil publishes papers that aren't very good, of course. But given the presumably wildly different standards for a grad school qualifying paper and a top 5 journal publication, if referees under expert anonymous review think a paper is even close to Jphil level, then the paper is almost certainly worthy of passing as a grad school qualifying paper, since that is, again presumably, merely supposed to demonstrate a basic level of competence.

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