Graduate students

New Graduate Enrollments Drop

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1.1% decline is first since 2003 and appears based largely on decreases in master’s programs in business and education.

Dissertation Limits

Karen Kelsky explores what the culmination of your graduate education does and doesn't do for you in a first job search.
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Negotiating No More

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Nation’s first union of teaching assistants, citing Wisconsin’s new rules for public unions, decides that it won’t continue with collective bargaining.

Faulty Forecast?

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New analysis of "climate" for women in graduate philosophy programs -- conducted without input of actual grad students -- has infuriated many.

A Graduate Student Burden

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The end of subsidized graduate loans in an era of declining resources means students will have to bear much of the increased costs.

Acceptances Up for Foreign Applicants

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U.S. graduate schools accept more from abroad, especially from China.

'Can't Afford to Be Too Choosy'

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A head of school at a leading British university e-mailed academics urging them to be "VERY generous" when assessing graduate applications, warning them that they "simply cannot afford to be very choosy."

The e-mail, seen by Times Higher Education, was sent to staff at the University of Birmingham’s School of Philosophy, Theology and Religion by Helen Beebee. She writes that she "CANNOT STRESS ENOUGH" how important it is that all academics "try as hard as we possibly can" to recruit graduate students for the coming year.

Rising Price of British Graduate Education

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Many fear that programs will be "priced out of the market."

Fast Tracking a Ph.D.

It can be done: Judy Beth Morris describes how she finished her doctorate in three years, and how you can, too (if the stars align).

Academe as Meritocracy

Maybe The Economist and other critics of Ph.D. programs that admit more students than can expect to find good academic jobs are missing the benefits of the system, writes Joshua A. Tucker.

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