Graduate students

Second history group backs idea of embargoes on dissertations

Second history organization comes out against requirement that all dissertations be made available online.

Data show modest gain in number of new Ph.D.s with jobs upon graduation

New data show minimal gains in share of new doctorate holders who have job commitments upon graduation.

UCLA adds professors to class that had sit-in


UCLA attracts more criticism with its response to a protest by minority graduate students.

Grad students rethink union strategies following NYU-UAW deal

Graduate students who were hoping for an NLRB decision in favor of NYU students wanting to unionize are recharting their legal course -- with mixed enthusiasm -- in light of NYU's surprise deal with the UAW.

UCLA grad students stage sit-in during a class to protest what they see as racially hostile climate

Grad students at UCLA use rare tactic of interrupting a course, setting off debate over whether this was necessary to combat racial insensitivity or took away rights of other students and a professor.

New GRE data illustrate trends on future graduate students


New data from ETS illustrate gaps by race and nationality in GRE scores, and differences between graduate population of Americans and non-Americans.

Survey compares views of graduate students at unionized and non-unionized campuses

Study comparing grad students with and without collective bargaining for their teaching work finds that those with unions have better pay, and that they are just as close to their professors as those on other campuses.

Columbia professor raises some eyebrows with his frank approach with would-be doctoral students


A Columbia professor got very detailed on his website about what he expects of his graduate students. Some praise his clarity, but others have been taken aback by his strict rules.

Essay on how to manage finances when on the long haul through grad school

Adam Kotsko shares his approach to managing cash flow and credit cards -- and preserving one's credit rating.

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Essay challenges advice given to would-be graduate students

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Nate Kreuter questions the conventional wisdom of telling would-be graduate students who want to be professors to enroll only "if you can’t imagine yourself doing anything else."

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