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They’re doing exactly what we always complain our brightest students don’t do: eschewing the easy bucks of Wall Street, consulting or corporate law to pursue their ideals and be of service to society. Academia may once have been a cushy gig, but now we’re talking about highly talented young people who are willing to spend…

So I ran across this thread, and it made me sad. (And no, not because it wasn’t Ed Yong’s blog, although that too.) It started off as a happy post: the author, Paula Chambers, is a PhD who began her own online community for PhDs seeking jobs outside academia. That’s awesome. But when Chambers went…

The myriad miseries of graduate school are reserved to no one discipline, but there may be something to the contention that biology graduate programs are particularly bad. Here’s what Mike the Mad Biologist says, in response to Science Professor, and I think he’s quite right: The basic problem stems (so to speak) from too many…