Graduate education

The Senate's Higher Ed Act

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The U.S. Senate's education committee will convene today to take up its version of legislation to renew the Higher Education Act -- a bill that most college lobbyists prefer to the version passed in July by the parallel panel in the House of Representatives.

Familiar Sounding Budget Cuts

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Republican plan to offset Katrina spending suggests ending federal backing of grad student loans, NEH and AmeriCorps.

Inbred Historians

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Top departments criticized for admitting Ph.D. students and hiring faculty from narrow group of institutions.

Freed Scholar Speaks Out

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Yektan Turkyilmaz, detained and tried in Armenia, on his experience and its implications for other academics.

N.Y. Court Backs College in Expulsion

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Judge gives Le Moyne broad latitude in challenge by dismissed graduate student who endorsed corporal punishment.

More Money for Science Education

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Senate amends Pentagon spending bill to bolster scholarship and fellowships for training in key fields.

'The Responsive Ph.D.'

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Ph.D. education needs serious reform, but outstanding models exist to help, according to a report being released today by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.

Coming to America

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Washington U. in St. Louis offers an elite group of international students a graduate education -- and sends professors home with them.

The Changing Grad Student Population

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Total enrollment is up, as is minority enrollment, but difficulties persist with international recruitment.

Perceived Plagiarism at Ohio U.

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One former grad student's charges have prompted some changes -- insufficient, he says -- at an engineering college.

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