Graduate education

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.

A Dean Takes on Departments

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Northwestern graduate school urges professors in different disciplines to propose new academic programs.

Student Plagiarism, Faculty Responsibility

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Ohio U. inquiry finds "rampant" academic misconduct by graduate students -- and holds professors accountable.

The Missing Doctorates

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Black Ph.D.'s in science and engineering are more likely than others to end up teaching in non-science fields, NSF study finds 

Harvard Rethinks Science

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Faculty panel unveils plan that would change how professors are hired -- and how both undergrads and graduate students are taught.

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