Graduate students

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.

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.

More allegations of racial fraud in academe

Jessica Krug resigns from George Washington as a graduate student from her alma mater also admits to being dishonest about racial identity.

Prominent scholar outs herself as white just as she faced exposure for claiming to be Black

Prominent scholar outs herself as white just as she faced exposure for presenting herself as Black.

Iowa grad students and faculty stage 'sickout' to protest campus reopening plan

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University of Iowa students and faculty members stage “sickout” to protest campus reopening plan.

Fighting university reopening plans in court

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North Carolina public university employees hope a lawsuit will make their governing board take seriously their coronavirus concerns.

Some departments plan on suspending or limiting graduate cohorts for a year or longer, to free up time and money for current students

Some social science departments are suspending or limiting graduate cohorts to free up money and faculty attention for students affected by the pandemic. But some question the decision, pointing to need for more social scientists in a public health crisis, not fewer.

Graduate students seek time-to-degree and funding extensions during COVID-19

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Graduate students face many of the same challenges as faculty members during COVID-19 but have received fewer assurances. Top on their wish list are extended funding and time-to-degree extensions.

The rise of the remote Ph.D. defense

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Ph.D. students defending their dissertations must do so remotely right now. Could videoconference defenses become the new normal?

How institutions are approaching scientific research during COVID-19

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How institutions are approaching scientific research during COVID-19, and what they still need to know.

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