Graduate students

A New Econ Core

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Do the common courses taken by doctoral students need more relevance and creativity?

Medical Residents Ruled Employees

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Supreme Court ruling backs Treasury Department against hospital and U. of Minnesota, saying doctors-in-training are subject to payroll taxes.

Anthropology Without Doctorates

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Study of master's degree in the discipline finds that many who never earn Ph.D. find professional fulfillment.

White Male Advantage

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Study of minority doctoral students in sociology finds notable relationship between demographics of advisers and career advancement of new Ph.D.s.

More Grad Students Eyeing U.S.

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The rate of increase for international graduate student applications to U.S. institutions (sharply up) stays stable, but last year's gap between China and all other sending countries closes slightly.

Circular Firing Squad

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Amid tough times for labor, intra-union strife besets graduate students in California.

Wrong Incentives for British Doctoral Programs?

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Universities with low completion rates consider whether they are enrolling some foreign students without the necessary qualifications.

Translating 'Grad Student' Into English

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Several years working on a Ph.D. in the back corner of a chemistry lab or lost in a library’s stacks can make anyone a little detached from reality. So it's not surprising that when graduate students emerge from their years of close study on a topic, their dissertation titles can be a little unwieldy to the average graduation attendee or website visitor.

Paging through the 2011 graduation guide at Emory, one encounters the following dissertation titles:

New Battlelines

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NYU, the first private institution to reach a contract with a T.A. union, may try to make that pact its last.


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