Graduate students

You're Not No. 1

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WASHINGTON -- The advance briefing for reporters covering Tuesday's release of the National Research Council's ratings of doctoral programs may have made history as the first time a group doing rankings held a news conference at which it seemed to be largely trying to write them off.

NLRB Steps Toward Grad Unions

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Board overrules decision rejecting NYU union, and hints it will reverse ruling that has blocked collective bargaining for teaching assistants at private universities.

Oops, We've Given That Test Before

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The Educational Testing Service is canceling all scores on the Graduate Record Examination from China this month because large portions of the test had been used in previous administrations of the exam.

While testing companies periodically have to cancel scores when a testing center makes an error or gives an incorrect version of a test, making an error throughout China has major ramifications. About 24,000 test takers -- most of them likely applicants to graduate schools in the United States -- took the GRE this month in China.

International Grad Enrollments Up

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3% increase in number of first year students is the result of continued surge in interest from China.

Ph.D. Pipeline Expands Slightly

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Number of research doctorates awarded by universities in U.S. grows to 49,562, with most of the growth attributable to increase for women.

What Makes Grad Students Happy

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Graduate officials who want to improve students' quality of life -- but admit they don't know how -- get some pointers.

A New Econ Core

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Do the common courses taken by doctoral students need more relevance and creativity?

Medical Residents Ruled Employees

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Supreme Court ruling backs Treasury Department against hospital and U. of Minnesota, saying doctors-in-training are subject to payroll taxes.

Anthropology Without Doctorates

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Study of master's degree in the discipline finds that many who never earn Ph.D. find professional fulfillment.

White Male Advantage

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Study of minority doctoral students in sociology finds notable relationship between demographics of advisers and career advancement of new Ph.D.s.

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