Graduate students

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.

Study finds recommendation letters inadvertently signal doubt about female applicants more than they do for men

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Study finds recommendation letters for academic jobs signal doubt about female applicants more than they do for men, with real, negative effects on their job chances.

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.

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.

Rochester Faculty Senate considers motion to censure Florian Jaeger, though university cleared him of sexual harassment

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U of Rochester Faculty Senate considers a motion to censure T. Florian Jaeger, even though the university cleared him of sexual harassment.

First-round faculty job interviews, which once took place at disciplinary meetings, are increasingly done by video

That's the question disciplinary associations and academics are facing on conference interviews, which many departments are replacing with video.

Independent investigation into sexual harassment at Rochester provides little closure

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President resigns; report says accused professor was unprofessional and inappropriate but didn't break the law or university rules; many students and faculty members remain angry. Accused professor responds.

A professor shares her experience of harassment and sees support as well as backlash

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A professor shares her experience of harassment and sees support as well as backlash, enabled in part by a controversial anonymous online forum for political scientists.

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