Re: jobs, hiring, publications

Michael John Evans (g8726246@MCMAIL.CIS.MCMASTER.CA)
Tue, 14 Jun 1994 12:00:38 -0400

On Mon, 13 Jun 1994, John O'Brien wrote:

> Read just made a phenomenal point . . . Discrimination on the basis of the
> kind of research that you do . . . TELL ME ALL ABOUT IT DWIGHT . . . the
> chairman of the Department where I got my PhD constantly cautioned against
> doing anything original or creative for the doctorate. Rather, repeat
> somethingthat someone else had already done. Isn't that interesting . . . ?
> John O'Brien
Quite interesting, especially since that message is sometimes
given under the guise of 'practicality' because originality takes longer,
and the goal of committee members is to get you 'through': but the
message is mixed, at least in my experience, in that more often I hear
recent or just about finished PhD's say 'don't be too creative' and my
committee members tell me to do what I want....within limits.
;-) Heather Y-L