Graduate students

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.

Graduate student assistants at campuses across the U.S. are pushing for $15 per hour, what they call a minimum living wage

Graduate student assistants at campuses across the U.S. are pushing for $15 per hour, what they call a minimum living wage. Many labor for far less, but Emory recently upped stipends to effectively meet that target.

Large-scale humanities Ph.D. tracking effort finds that they'd do it all over again, if given the choice

Large-scale humanities Ph.D. tracking effort finds most would do it all over again, if given the choice, and that these Ph.D.s believe their programs prepared them for diverse career paths, especially after the first few years following graduation.

Why one academic spends hours a week putting together a spreadsheet of documented harassment cases, names and all

Why one scientist spends hours a week putting together a spreadsheet of documented harassment findings, names and all.

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