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Anthropology Graduate Students Are Often Harassed in the Field, Study Finds

Graduate students and junior scholars conducting anthropological fieldwork at remote sites are vulnerable to abuse from their supervisors, according to a study presented this weekend at the 2013 meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropology.

Fifty-nine percent of the 124 subjects in the study, which is continuing and includes men as well as women, said they had been victims of harassment in the field. Nineteen percent said they had been assaulted.

While those figures included subj…


Obsessive Grad Student Pays Tuition With Fruits of Obsession

Forget about extreme couponing—extreme rebating could be the next big thing. With any luck, there’ll be a TLC show soon, perhaps starring Auburn University’s Jonathan Hood: He paid a little more than 75 percent of this semester’s tuition bill with rebate money courtesy of his huge pile of prepaid debit cards and rebate checks.

It’s not quite free money, but it’s close.

Business Insider reports that Mr. Hood, a Ph.D. student in computer science, buys merchandise purely to redeem the rebate and th…