Making Harvard More Laid Back NPR's Anthony Brooks reports from Boston that Harvard University is agonizing over the suicide of a promising graduate student. The University is considering ways to reduce the stress of academic life at the highly competitive school. When 27-year-old Jason Altom killed himself in August, he left a suicide note which said that academic advisors have too much power over their students. He suggested that degree candidates be given a committee of three advisors instead of one.
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Making Harvard More Laid Back

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Making Harvard More Laid Back

Making Harvard More Laid Back

Making Harvard More Laid Back

Only Available in Archive Formats.

NPR's Anthony Brooks reports from Boston that Harvard University is agonizing over the suicide of a promising graduate student. The University is considering ways to reduce the stress of academic life at the highly competitive school. When 27-year-old Jason Altom killed himself in August, he left a suicide note which said that academic advisors have too much power over their students. He suggested that degree candidates be given a committee of three advisors instead of one.