Graduate students

ETS Aborts New GRE

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Facing frustrated graduate admissions officials, testing service abandons changes in substance and format of exam.

Making Grad School 'Family Friendly'

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For years, the conventional wisdom (with research to back it up) was that having children pre-tenure was a good way for a woman to derail or at least sidetrack a career in academe. Of course, with biological clocks running up against tenure clocks, that conventional wisdom was ignored by many. But many female academics have continued to feel that they face huge disadvantages from having children early in their careers.

Envisioning a New Ed.D.

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Nationwide effort to "reclaim" the education doctorate and distinguish it from the Ph.D. gets under way.

The 'Family Friendly' Competition

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In the last week, both Stanford and Yale Universities have announced significant expansions of the help that they provide to new parents -- with Stanford unveiling a plan for junior faculty members and Yale one for graduate students.

Improving Graduate Education

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Panelists discuss a Council of Graduate Schools report on lost ground and how to boost competitiveness in teaching and research.

You Like Frisbee? I Like Frisbee!

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In matching graduate students with each other as mentors, Purdue wants to know more than just academic interests.

Why and When Ph.D. Students Finish

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New data point to importance of money and mentors -- and to significant differences by discipline.

Concern Over Housing Costs

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Graduate students at UC-Berkeley say they are being priced out of units set aside by the university for families.

Professional Development for Postdocs

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New federal law and agency guidelines aim to prod scientists and universities to ensure that fellows get career training.

Catching Up in International Grad Students

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American universities report increases in applications and admission offers, but numbers still haven't reached 2003 levels.

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