Graduate education

Paper proposes new, multipronged approach to thinking about gender diversity in the sciences

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Are we thinking about gender diversity in the sciences all wrong, or at least too simply? New paper proposes a multipronged approach to thinking about and encouraging this diversity, for the benefit of science as a whole.

Report says international graduate enrollments were down for the second straight year last year, after a period of significant growth

Report says international graduate enrollments were down for the second straight year last year, after a period of significant growth. Experts said it's hard to ignore the Trump factor.

Cornell MBA students vote for grade nondisclosure in recruitment

Cornell joins the growing number of highly selective institutions whose business schools have adopted nondisclosure policies concerning grades and recruitment.

Study says "tension" between graduate training in research and teaching is false and that teaching training may build research output

New study says "tension" between graduate training in research and teaching is false and that teaching training may actually build research confidence and output.

New data analysis from National Academy of Arts and Sciences says humanities Ph.D.s may not earn a lot but are satisfied over all

New data analysis from American Academy of Arts and Sciences says humanities Ph.D.s may earn less than their counterparts in other fields but are satisfied -- particularly if they stay in academe.

Report criticizes tax deduction that aids high-income grad students

A new report argues for letting a tax deduction that benefits high-earning grad students expire. It's part of a drumbeat of proposals to restrict federal benefits for graduate students.

Report urges program data transparency and a focus on core competencies in graduate STEM education

National Academies report urges program data transparency and a focus on core competencies.

Doctoral programs need to rethink their use of standardized tests (opinion)

Graduate programs, not just undergraduate colleges, need to think about whether they need standardized admissions tests and whether they are using them in appropriate ways, write Julie R. Posselt and Casey W. Miller.

New study says graduate students' mental health is a "crisis"

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Study finds "strikingly high" rates of depression and anxiety, with many reporting little help or support from supervisors.

In blow to graduate student union movement on private campuses, three would-be unions withdraw petitions

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In a blow to the graduate student union movement on private campuses, three would-be unions withdraw their petitions from the National Labor Relations Board, saying they'll instead return to seeking voluntary recognition.

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