Research universities

What Makes Grad Students Graduate?

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Study looks for factors that encourage Ph.D. completion and finds that expectations count for a lot.

A Key Senator's Suggestions

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It's far from clear, at this relatively early stage, whether the Secretary of Education's Commission on the Future of Higher Education will go the legislative route to pursue whatever changes its members desire. But if the panel chooses to do so, it will almost certainly need the help of U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), the former U.S. education secretary and University of Tennessee president who heads the Senate's education subcommittee. 

New Leader for University Group

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Robert Berdahl -- who led UC-Berkeley and UT-Austin -- will move into Washington role at Association of American Universities.

Gone, but Not Forgotten

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Senate scrutiny of Alito's ties to reactionary alumni group provokes reflection on Princeton's past and present.

New International Alliance

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10 leading universities worldwide -- including Berkeley and Yale from U.S. -- create partnership designed to move beyond typical exchanges.

Great Books and City Lights

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Tiny Shimer College plans to pick up and move to the Chicago campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Cornell Turns to Iowa (Again) for a President

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David Skorton says he hopes to emphasize undergraduate education and uniting university's campuses and programs.

The Post-Sputnik Era, Redux

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Bolstering U.S. competitiveness is not just the government's job, research university group says in new report.

Key Harvard Dean Will Leave Post

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William Kirby will return to teaching amid grumbling over curricular review and reported split with Summers.

The President Discovers Science

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In State of the Union address, Bush proposes doubling spending on basic research in physical sciences over a decade.

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