As a young graduate student at Penn State, I was fortunate to have had solid mentorship. My mentor was humble but extraordinarily bright. My success was his success. Unfortunately, this type of mentor and mentorship appears to be increasingly rare, particularly in elite research intensive universities. Graduate students at these universities have increasingly become victims of predatory mentorship practices. Click on the following link to read my firsthand accounts of these practices. I am planing to submit this article to Chronicle of Higher Education.