Graduate students

Essay about being raped by professor sparks call for public acknowledgment from Stanford and disciplinary society

Professor’s essay about being harassed and raped by her late adviser sparks calls for public acknowledgment of the reasons for his past suspension from Stanford and the renaming of a disciplinary society mentorship award that bore his name.

Study finds male Ph.D. candidates submit and publish papers at significantly higher rates than female peers on the same campus

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Study finds male Ph.D. candidates submit and publish papers at much higher rates than women, even at the same institution. One factor is that women teach more during their Ph.D. programs and men serve more often as research assistants.

Grad students and policy experts say taxing graduate students' tuition waivers would spell disaster

Graduate students and higher education experts warn GOP plan to tax tuition waivers would be disastrous to both students’ finances and institutions’ teaching and research missions.

Professors on three campuses face disciplinary action or resign over harassment allegations

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Senior faculty members on three campuses face disciplinary action or resign over harassment allegations. Some observers see movement in the right direction but say academe still has a ways to go in ending the “academic casting couch.”

Renewed debate over whether graduate students should publish

Two vastly different disciplines consider whether there are too many journal articles these days, and whether graduate student publishing is part of the problem. Some see that analysis as shortsighted.

In harassment cases, could institutions be cracking down on even big-name faculty members?

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Higher ed sees a round of faculty terminations and resignations over allegations of sexual misconduct: Could institutions be cracking down on even big-name professors?

Graduate student union bids at private institutions have succeeded, flopped and been challenged since a major NLRB decision

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Graduate student union bids at private institutions have succeeded, flopped and been challenged since a major NLRB decision last summer -- but none thus far has resulted in a contract for student workers. 

How the University of Chicago is helping graduate students find meaningful careers

Institutions want to help their graduate students find meaningful work. Here's how the University of Chicago is doing it.

Ph.D. recipients increase in number, job prospects vary, new U.S. data show

New federal data show American universities awarded a record number of Ph.D.s in 2015.

Berkeley grad students say they should have been told their professor was being investigated for sexual harassment

Colleges don’t tell students that professors are being investigated for -- or even had been found guilty of -- harassment. Berkeley grad students demand change in this practice.

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