Graduate students

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.

The Graduate Education Mismatch

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Political science study points out that some of what's missing in graduate education would make the new Ph.D.'s more desirable as job candidates -- especially outside research institutions.

A Haven for Minority Scholars

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1,100 black, Hispanic and other minority Ph.D.'s and doctoral students gather for advice and kinship in a setting where they're more than a "speck in a room."

More Doctors of Philosophy (and Science)

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Number of Ph.D.'s awarded by American universities spikes in 2006 -- with increases largely in scientific fields and among non-U.S. citizens.

Reforming the 'Formation of Scholars'

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Doctoral education in the United States, though the envy of the world, needs serious reforms that require a new emphasis on the creation of "intellectual communities" that will change the roles of both professors and graduate students, argues a book being released today by the Carnegie Endowment for the Advancement of Teaching.

Hope on Ph.D. Attrition Rates -- Except in Humanities

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New data suggest that more people who start doctoral programs are sticking with them, at least in the sciences.

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