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12:01 AM
I cant stay long..
but you wont guess what happened.. (maybe you can)
The prof is now bullying me.. He keeps singling me out (indirectly in class). I had spoken long before to him (as many suggested) about doing extra work for credit and his response (a few weeks later) was 'do your best', he kept repeating the same response for the follow up email too..This was before thanksgiving.

Now even the TA wont respond to my emails. I had previously asked about some grades for assignments I had missed getting back.
He made an announcement about how some students 'asked him for a better grade' to 'protect their scholarships or something' and then kept looking at me. Some of his students also looked at me. He then said, 'NO, in life you dont anything for free, bla bla bla'. He went on this righteous tirade about how the 'students' just wanted a free increase in their grade and that they dont want to put in any extra efforts, he also snuck in how the students are 'cheating' on the HW.
Now not only is his base argument completely a lie, I actually wanted to scream at him for the second one. I asked him well in advance for doing extra work for credit, not for free, he was the one who refused me, twice, even after I told him about my situation in full. Second, I guess he found it easy to sneak in a little lie with everything else he was being dishonest about. I dont know anyone to cheat from nor know anyone who would help me and his assingments are made by him.
I missed another class of his ( semester is over, rn focusing on exams ). I think he openly badmouthed me there. Also as I said TA has gone rogue on me and disappeared.
I know what he is triyng to do, I've seen it before. He's turning people against me by making me a target of gossip.
Last class I went to, he kept giving me death glares, at one point he just snapped and went on this tirade I told you about.
Cya guys
 
 
10 hours later…
10:14 AM
outside academia I find nobody relevant to me.
outside school I can't even afford a functional house to accommodate me.
 
10:31 AM
people outside academia just want to make money, so housing outside school is exorbitant.
 
 
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2:49 PM
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Q: Questions about particular institutions

user2768The guidelines state: As a general rule, if you're asking about a particular institution...it's likely your question is too limited in scope Can this rule be made more precise? In particular, can questions be asked about some particularly large institutes? E.g., CNRS, which employs 11k ...

 
 
1 hour later…
4:13 PM
Questions about CNRS funding and the like are definitely on topic, but questions about the hiring process at CNRS would be off topic in my mind
 
4:35 PM
@aeismail I agree that extramural funded NIH positions are on topic. It is just I am not sure I would classify CNRS positions as intermural or extramural.
 
4:57 PM
@StrongBad: One of my colleagues in France has a group partially funded through the CNRS scheme. They have groups funded at universities and at their own research centers.
 
@StrongBad How did we screw up? We are having a healthy discussion and nobody seems disgruntled.
 
 
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6:11 PM
@Wrzlprmft I just thought, possibly incorrectly, that the meta posts steers the OP in the wrong direction. I think the CNRS question is off topic but I don't see clear evidence either way in the meta question or comments. No one is upset and everyone is trying to help. I am just not sure we are actually helping yet.
 
 
2 hours later…
8:24 PM
@StrongBad If we generally consider off-topic questions about the CNRS, we should also close all questions about NSF, NIH etc. as well, because CNRS is just at the same level, just for another, non-US country.
 
9:08 PM
@MassimoOrtolano I would definitely VTC a question about applying for a job as a researcher at the NIH. It sounds like the CNRS system is different.
Questions about applying for funding from the CNRS or NIH are definitely on topic in my opinion.
 
@StrongBad The CNRS is a nation-wide system, like the CNR in Italy or NIST in the US. We accept questions about applications to universities (which are relatively small compared to these research institutes), why shouldn't we accept questions about applications to such institutes?
 
9:39 PM
@MassimoOrtolano: We accept questions about admission processes only if they're generally applicable. We wouldn't accept a question about a specific university's procedures.
 
9:51 PM
@aeismail And there are certainly questions related to the admissions processes in those institutes that are generally applicable as well. The point is that the on-topicness of a question should be judged with care, and a question should not be closed just because it mentions a specific institute (especially if one just vote to close because they are not familiar with the institute). We risk the same issue that we had (and sometimes we still have) with "undergraduate" questions.
 
10:04 PM
@MassimoOrtolano: Fair enough—although I don't think I've made too many mistakes on institue-specific questions, and I try to err on the side of caution as a mod.
 
@aeismail I know, and I hope my comment didn't sound like an accusation: really, it wasn't. Being familiar with a few research institutions, I just want to avoid that a large portion of the research world feels unjustly neglected by our community.
 
10:30 PM
@MassimoOrtolano: I didn't treat it as an accusation. As for "unjust neglect," I think it just might be a function of language. Presumably CNRS is a French-language institution, while we're in English. I would not expect a whole lot of questions about it, just for linguistic reasons.
 
10:57 PM
academia.stackexchange.com/a/100149/929 is definitely the best answer I have seen in a while.
 

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