Graduate students

Upping the Ante in Graduate Stipends

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Chicago announces expanded benefits for students in humanities and social sciences -- with goal of speeding Ph.D. completion.

Unusual Mix of Prayer and Politics

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Yale Divinity School students burn the Ten Commandments and Bill of Rights -- in prayer, not protest.

Sociology Dept. Fails Power Relationships?

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At U. of Florida, graduate students complain about inappropriate remarks and bullying by professors.

Sister Mentors

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Minority women pursuing their Ph.D.'s mentor one another and young girls to keep the pipeline open at all levels.

New Way to Rank Ph.D. Programs

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Foundation-supported effort doesn't let any department claim top status, but potential students get to decide how to weight factors.

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.


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