Graduate education

Rating Doctoral Programs

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After makeover, National Research Council survey kicks off with focus on measures based on data, not reputations.

Day 10 on the Picket Line

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Neither NYU graduate students nor administrators show signs of budging in battle over a TA union.

Upturn for Science Doctorates

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American universities award more Ph.D.'s, over all and in technical fields, for second year in a row.

Hitting Them in the Pocket

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NYU sets date to cut stipends going to striking teaching assistants.

NYU Undergrads Join Strike -- for a Day

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Students ditch classes to support their teaching assistants on the picket line.

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.

Conflicting Claims on NYU Strike

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In showdown on TA rights, university says most grad students are on the job; union says its members are holding out.

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 Research on Graduate Education

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Group will commission annual studies to improve training of master's and Ph.D. students.

Strike Two

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Some NYU graduate students return to the picket lines for a second semester -- but others return to teaching.

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