Student Notebook

Time-to-Degree: Some Suggestions for Keeping on Schedule as a PhD Student

A key measure of both successful graduate students and successful graduate programs is whether students make timely progress through the program and receive their degrees (de Valero, 2001). Successful progress […]... More>


Observer Article

The Federal Budget Season

Apple-picking, leaf piles, and pumpkins — all things that come with fall here in the East. But there’s another thing that’s synonymous with fall hereabouts: the annual Congressional scramble to […]... More>


Observation

On the Newsstand

For Lonely Hearts, One Can Be an Unhealthy Number USA Today September 26, 2007 “‘There’s evidence that lonely people don’t cope well,’ says Louise Hawkley, a researcher at the University […]... More>


Observation

Why It’s Impossible for Some to ‘Just Say No’

Drug abuse, crime, and obesity are but a few of the problems our nation faces, but they all have one thing in common — people’s failure to control their behavior […]... More>


Observer Article

Ballots and Budgets

Can the care and feeding of science win support and votes for a politician? From the record of recent presidential campaigns, including the current marathon, the candidates don’t think so. […]... More>