Graduate students

Online Quicksand

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A few academic bloggers may soon learn the litigious way that what’s said in cyberspace doesn’t always stay there.

On Strike

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In showdown over TA unions at private universities, NYU grad students walk off the job.

Digging In

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NYU students and professors prepare for a strike that could last a long time.

New Rights for Pregnant Grad Students

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Policy by Stanford chemistry department may offer a model for many institutions.

ISO Answers on Minority Graduate Enrollments

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Universities share ideas, but no sure solutions, for luring bringing more black and Hispanic Americans into science fields.

TA's as the Key to Science Teaching

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In 1997, Elaine Seymour was one of the authors of Talking About Leaving: Why Undergraduates Leave the Sciences (Westview). She found that a reason cited by student after student -- at a range of institutions -- was poor teaching. And at many institutions, teaching assistants were a major part of the problem.

Rating Doctoral Programs

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After makeover, National Research Council survey kicks off with focus on measures based on data, not reputations.

Day 10 on the Picket Line

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Neither NYU graduate students nor administrators show signs of budging in battle over a TA union.

Upturn for Science Doctorates

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American universities award more Ph.D.'s, over all and in technical fields, for second year in a row.

Hitting Them in the Pocket

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NYU sets date to cut stipends going to striking teaching assistants.

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