Graduate Students

Colleges Struggle to Respond to Graduate Students in Distress

Courtesy Nick Repak

Nick Repak, executive director of the nonprofit group Grad Resources, started a national crisis line for graduate students in 1999. He was prompted to act by the suicide of a Harvard Ph.D. student who felt oppressed by "abusive research supervisors."
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The hundreds of graduate students who called a national crisis hotline during the first six months of this year cited a litany of day-to-day pressures that put them in distress.

Almost 750 graduate students sought help from the 24-hour National...

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