Professional development isn’t why I came to Duke. I came here to be formed as a scholar, a researcher; to become a better writer, which also means to become a better reader, which means that my eyeglasses prescription strength is proportional to the federal debt.
It may sound like the opening greeting at an Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meeting, and for someone with a PhD (in Social Psychology, if you’re interested), it may very well feel like it sometimes. The problem is, though, that people like me are no longer the minority in the academic realm.
You may have begun graduate school for a variety of reasons—a love of research, a passion to make an impact through your work on a particular topic, the chance to study with an inspiring scholar among our faculty, a career aspiration that requires a master’s or doctoral degree, or simply a recogn
Have you ever had someone RSVP for an event and fail to show up at the event without the courtesy of an e-mail or phone call? Current technology might even prompt a terse text of regret. A text message would be a better response than no response at all in my opinion. Who are these seemingly di