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I am a MS student in molecular biology due to graduate this May. My PI is extending my stay so that I can do more work and refuses to read my thesis. Since I am not receiving a stipend I am basically free labor for my PI and he has no motivation to let me graduate!


Has this same problem happened to any of you?

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Hasn't happened to me, but I have certainly heard of it happening before to others. It's really unethical.


I agree with Eigen. Approach your DGS and discuss the matter with them. Presumably there's at least one other professor who has to evaluate your thesis, so that person might be a good person to talk to as well. You could also go to a university ombuds and discuss steps to take with them as well; it's their job to solve problems like this.

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