Graduate students

End of the Picket Line

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Experts consider why a strike failed to get NYU to recognize a union -- even as graduate students seek new strategies to win collective bargaining.

Diversity Up for Grad Students

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Enrollment increase is led by gains for women and African Americans.

Cultivating the 'Whole' Graduate Student

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The phrase "graduate student life" has traditionally been something of an oxymoron in higher education. Doctoral students train diligently, often siloed in their academic departments, spend most of their non-classroom hours either teaching or studying solo in the library, and typically live in off-campus apartments. While many institutions have improved how they pay and prepare graduate students in recent years, fewer have paid significant attention to their lives as people, too.

A Brief History of American Ph.D.'s

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Forget Ask.com. If you have a question about American graduate education over the last 100 years, you can probably find the answer in a data-heavy report released this week by the National Science Foundation.

Want to Get Ahead? Get Hitched

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Data document relationship between finishing graduate school, publishing, getting a job -- and being married.

Foreign Graduate Enrollments Up

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Post-9/11 decline finally appears to be reversed, due in large part to big increases from China and India.

Making Sense of 'Bologna Degrees'

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In the early 1990s, the then-presidents of Oberlin College and Stanford University floated the idea that the standard time for an undergraduate degree might be better at three years instead of four. The idea went nowhere -- at least in the United States.

Ph.D.'s in Debt

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So much for the idea that stipends pay for graduate school. As deans gathered in Washington for the annual meeting of the Council of Graduate Schools, one topic of concern buzzing through the air was how much borrowing students must do these days.

History Ph.D.'s: In and Out

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It's not easy to get into history Ph.D. programs and it's not speedy to finish up.

Those conclusions are evident from new data from the American Historical Association, which started its annual meeting Thursday, in Atlanta.

More Jobs, Fewer New Ph.D.'s

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Arnita A. Jones almost gushed when she told historians about how many new Ph.D.'s she was chatting up at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association in Atlanta who were telling her, "I have four interviews tomorrow," or "I've got three interviews today."

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