A recent email has caused quite a buzz in the astronomy community. The email pertains to the expectations placed on graduate students. We are reminded that similar letters have been written in the chemistry community – see this post on Chemistry Blog. Our friends over at Astrobites are conducting a survey to look at what faculty, graduate students, undergraduates, and those not in science think about academic culture. The survey takes at most 5 minutes and it will provide us with very interesting and important information. You can take a look at the Astrobites post here or go straight to the survey here.