Research universities

Finishing the Ph.D.

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Yale will review graduate programs, with focus on years 2-4 as key to helping students complete dissertations.

Trying to Raise the Stakes at NYU

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New president of AAUP is arrested in protest to back TA union -- and seeks to have professors join "personal boycott."

Spaced Out

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Like many urban institutions, Columbia needs new facilities for science -- but legacy of 1968 reverberates when facing its Harlem neighbors.

Division at RPI

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President Shirley Ann Jackson -- a national leader on science -- angers professors and students and barely wins no confidence vote.

Bad Connection at U. of Michigan

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Did the university U. of Michigan dial the wrong number when it prematurely announced anti-fraud hotline?

A Meeting of Humanistic Minds

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Session on state of the humanities emphasizes solutions and humor over hand wringing.

Unfair Dismissals Found

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Reviews by AAUP question treatment of professors at Greenville College and New Mexico Highlands University.

The Technology Mosaic

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Harvard announces plan to create engineering school as Stanford and others join push toward interdisciplinary work.

Closed Doors

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Study documents the increasing difficulty of transferring to elite private institutions from community colleges.

Suicide of a Chancellor

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Denice Denton -- a leader among women in science, under fire as head of Santa Cruz -- killed after jump from high-rise building.

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