September 6, 1996
Graduate Students' Relations With Mentors Are Often Tense
Even in their most frustrated moments, graduate students usually don't contemplate killing their thesis advisers. But with years of work invested in a dissertation, and academic careers on the line, the relationship between graduate students and the professors who sit in judgment is fraught with tension.
The murder of three professors by a master's student at San Diego State University last month shocked many graduate students and professors on campuses around the country. But it also