Graduate education

Compromise in California

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Two university systems agree to let Cal State offer its first independent doctorate, in educational administration.

Chicano Ph.D. Pipeline

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To encourage more doctorates, report suggests that the first place to look may be community colleges.

Training Tomorrow's Doctors, For Now

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Growing up in a moderate income area near San Diego, Arnold Cuenca had an interest in and aptitude for science in high school. But as he contemplated potential careers, he, like most of his peers, was encouraged to enter the military or take a job right out of high school -- paths most of his peers chose. His mom was a nurse, though, and that got him thinking about being a doctor.

"Other than my mom, I had nothing to encourage me to become a health professional -- I didn't know what medicine was," says Cuenca.

Fired Up at NYU

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President faces a crowd of professors and graduate students angry over university's plan to end its TA union.

Lost Dominance in Ph.D. Production

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A new study explores just how far the United States has fallen in educating scientists and engineers.

Imperfect (Yet Successful?) Bill

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House Higher Ed Act legislation has something for everyone to like and dislike.

NYU Severs Ties to TA Union

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The only private university to have collective bargaining for graduate students announces a "final" decision to end the practice.

Graduate Science Enrollments Grow

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New data show increases for total pool, women, and minority students, but drop in first-time foreign students.

Why Chemistry Students Need Passports

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Scientists say their discipline has changed in ways that require a more international approach to graduate education.

The Marriage Advantage -- for Men

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Male graduate students who have wives drop out less frequently and finish their Ph.D.'s more quickly than their single counterparts.

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