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Grad students to thesis committees: no more hors d'oeuvres

But the question may not be as ridiculous as it sounds. In 2007, a study at California State University in Northridge showed that professors who provide chocolate to students filling out course evaluations can expect higher ratings than those who don’t. This makes sense: If graduate school taught me anything (and sometimes it’s questionable whether graduate school taught me anything), it’s that one should never underestimate the power of free food.

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