Graduate students

Harvard student workers are on strike -- again

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Graduate assistants and undergraduate tutors stop working for three days to push for a second union contract that offers more protections than their first -- including a union shop.

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Graduate enrollment grew in 2020 despite pandemic

Enrollments rose in fall 2020 despite big drops in incoming international students. Gains among part-time and underrepresented minority students helped fuel the increase.

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Professors take mask mandates into their own hands

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Professors in Iowa and Georgia are acting on their own to require masks in their classrooms.

 
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FIRE launches new database for tracking attacks on speech

Foundation for Individual Rights in Education says threats against scholars’ speech rights increasingly come from students -- and from the political left.

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Impostor feelings and 'brilliance' fields

Women -- especially women of color -- and graduate students and postdocs are more likely to think they don’t belong in fields perceived to value genius over training, study says.

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Florida State scrambles to explain alleged abuser's long tenure

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Florida State scrambles to explain how a faculty member who was known to prey on Asian female students was allowed to do so for 30 years.

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NSF data on doctorates granted show slow growth, with some exceptions

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The NSF’s new data on Ph.D.s earned in 2019 include some bright spots, including gains for underrepresented minority groups. But COVID-19 threatens to wreak havoc on soon-to-be and recent Ph.D.s for years to come, experts say.

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Students seek pass-fail options again for fall in light of COVID-19

Students are again seeking pass-fail options for this anything-but-normal fall. Institutions are far less lenient than they were in the spring -- with some exceptions.

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Professors fight face-to-face spring teaching mandates

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Professors and graduate students urge caution on spring plans for in-person instruction.

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University of Chicago English faculty prioritizes Black studies graduate students for 2021

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University of Chicago English says it's only admitting Black studies Ph.D. candidates for 2021 admissions cycle, citing Black Lives Matter and the field's complicated history with regard to race.

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