As of yesterday, the graduate student union here at the University of Oregon is on strike*. (I walked past three separate picket lines on my way to get coffee.) I don’t have anything profound to write about labor issues, but I thought I should post something that’s graduate-student-related! Quite often, the topic of “time to … Continue reading Universality, Scaling, and Time-to-Ph.D.
How much does a graduate student cost? Short answer: close to $60k per year. Long answer: Several times in the past few weeks, the topic of graduate student cost has come up. The “real” cost of a graduate student in the sciences, i.e. the money that a grant has to provide to support a graduate … Continue reading The $60,000 graduate student