Graduate students

Duke Ph.D. wants to know why professor facing multiple harassment allegations was honored

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A Duke U Ph.D., now a professor at U of Oklahoma, wants to know why a professor at Duke facing multiple harassment allegations -- including hers -- was honored by the university and on her former department's social media.

Popular career platform for Ph.D.s is owned by foundation behind uncovered undergraduate admissions fraud case

Popular alternative-academic career platform was bought last year by the foundation behind the recently uncovered undergraduate admissions scheme.

New paper says slapping faculty harassers on the wrists compromises comprehensive prevention

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Slapping faculty harassers on the wrists compromises the comprehensive prevention to which institutions are legally and ethically bound, according to a new paper.

Historians and language professors discuss advising at recent conferences

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Historians and language professors discuss strategies for improving advising and graduate education in general at recent annual meetings.

Ongoing shutdown means scrambled travel plans, collaboration for higher ed researchers

Prolonged shutdown delays funding timeline for federal research grants and disrupts travel plans for many scientists. But the worst for research institutions could be ahead.

New study says scientists are leaving academic work at unprecedented rates

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New study says scientists are leaving academic work at unprecedented rate.

Are numbers of doctorates awarded finally starting to reflect the poor academic job market?

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Are numbers of doctorates awarded finally starting to reflect the poor academic job market? New data show decline in nonscience and engineering degrees. Women continue to make gains.

Columbia says it's open to collective bargaining with its graduate student union -- with some caveats

In reversal, Columbia says it's open to collective bargaining with its graduate student union -- with some caveats. Brown U graduate students vote to unionize.

Federal complaint against Dartmouth says the college repeatedly ignored reports of three professors' 'Animal House' behavior

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Federal complaint says college repeatedly ignored reports of three former professors' "Animal House" behavior in harassing students.

Paper finds female chairs benefit departments' gender diversity and equity

What a difference a chair makes: study finds female chairs improve departments' gender diversity and equity.

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