Former president of the University of California, the late Clark Kerr, said that the purpose of a university was to provide “sex for the students, sports for the alumni, and parking for the faculty” (as cited in Calisphere, 2011, footnote 99). In his tongue-in-check statement about the purpose of universities, Dr. Kerr appears to have overlooked graduate students because, as we all know, graduate…

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Welcome! PhDStudent is launching its blog feature, and I am privileged to write the one that starts us off. I would like to share with you the two goals I have in mind for PhDStudent and our new blog feature: Our goal for PhDStudent is to help you grow as a graduate student so that you may not only succeed but thrive in graduate school. Our goal for the…

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