Graduate students

TA Strike Impact

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Graduate students have started their walkout at Columbia and Yale Universities.

Avoiding 'the Dustbin of History'

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Master’s degree programs in history play a role far more influential than would be indicated by the number of students enrolled. Because those students go on to either earn Ph.D.’s, teach in community colleges, teach in high schools or work in "public history," these programs have a broad impact on what millions of Americans will be taught about history.

Advice on Foreign Students

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A new report says that the United States needs to change numerous policies on visas and security clearances.

Ex-Grad Student Awarded $601,000

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He charged that Buffalo faculty members retaliated against him for his discrimination claims.

Dwindling Support

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Report finds that programs for minority Ph.D. students are so afraid of legal and political challenges that they are broadening their missions.

Telling Postdocs About Tenure

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Two groups that support basic research sponsor weeklong course to help young scientists navigate through their universities.

Not So Intelligently Designed Ph.D. Panel

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Ohio State calls off dissertation defense amid criticism that faculty committee was set up to back questionable attacks on evolution.

A Different Kind of Fellowship

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Ford Foundation's largest program helps foreign students others ignore -- and challenges assumptions on international exchange.

Starting In on the Higher Ed Act

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A House panel approves bills on graduate and international education, beginning formal work on the massive federal law.

NYU Rejects UAW

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The only private university ever to accept a TA union plans to stop collective bargaining with graduate students.

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