Graduate education

No More Pay Days

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Stipends are gone for some striking NYU graduate assistants.

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.

Making Room for Baby

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Stanford offers new policy to help pregnant grad students.

Held Back at Michigan?

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Black graduate students charge that they are recruited -- and then discouraged from going for doctorates.

Why Grad Students Succeed or Fail

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Landmark study provides broadest look ever -- and raises tough questions about mentors, money and racial and gender gaps.

Baby Steps on Speeding Up the Ph.D.

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Time it takes to earn a doctorate is shrinking ever so slightly, new study finds.

A Strike Falters

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UAW and grad student leaders vow to press on, but NYU isn't wavering, many TA's are back at work and undergraduate support has lessened.

Finishing the Ph.D.

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Yale will review graduate programs, with focus on years 2-4 as key to helping students complete dissertations.

Trying to Raise the Stakes at NYU

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New president of AAUP is arrested in protest to back TA union -- and seeks to have professors join "personal boycott."

If There's a Will

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If departments want black science, math and engineering students to become faculty members, they should have mentors who want close relationships with them, according to a recent study from the University of California at Berkeley.

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