I have a problem. A fellow grad student copies my work by changing both the focus of her study and her course material to match mine, and then gets praised by the Chair for her hard work? The other faculty in our area are aware of the problem, but won’t bring it up with the Chair. What can I do? –Copycat Colleague Dear Copycat Colleague, This can be a truly difficult situation, especially if this fellow student is a friend. Your plan of action will depend primarily on your goals for the situation.