Graduate Students

Building a Better ‘Bridge’ to the Ph.D.  

An HBCU works with a top research university to help minority students transition from the master’s.


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How Colleges Help Foreign Grad Students With Their Teaching  

Language apps, cultural lessons, and theater skills are enlisted in getting international grad students more comfortable in front of the classroom.


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Diversifying a Discipline  

What one cohort of black female Ph.D.s in philosophy says about the challenges facing academe as it tries to be more inclusive.


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Ph.D.s Embrace Alternative Dissertations. The Job Market May Not.  

More colleges are allowing dissertations to take digital or other nontraditional forms, but students need to prepare for the career consequences.


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Science-Diversity Efforts Connect Grad Students With Mentors  

The National Institutes of Health, for one, is building a national database to link minority students to informal advisers at other universities or within companies, with plans for training in "culturally responsive mentoring."


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Wisconsin Grad Students Want Pay Parity Across Disciplines  

The university wants to allow departments to set the upper limit on stipends. But critics say the move violates a long-held principle at Madison of "equal pay for equal work."

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Dearth of Black Ph.D. Recipients Will Complicate Efforts to Diversify Faculty  

Colleges face growing pressure to hire more minority professors, but the latest data show little progress in awarding more doctorates to black students.


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Surviving the Postdocalypse: Filling Your Knowledge Gaps

Learning to identify which skills you need for a nonacademic career — and how to acquire them — is a skill unto itself.


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How One College Became Ground Zero for Grad-Student Unionization  

What began as a struggle for better working conditions at the New School now has implications for private universities nationwide.

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$3-Million Grant Puts Ph.D. Candidates in 2-Year-College Classrooms  

Doctoral students from CUNY will teach humanities classes at a local community college, a move meant to prepare them for the country’s changing student population.

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What It Means When Harvard Tells Its Faculty How to Talk About Graduate-Student Unions  

The elite university has issued 15 dos and don’ts to help professors discuss unionization efforts with students.


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Health Care Is a New Flash Point for Graduate Students  

In response to the Affordable Care Act, some campuses have cut back on insurance coverage, leading graduate assistants to cry foul.

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Enrollment in Humanities Ph.D. Programs Declines as More Graduate Schools Slim Down

The number of doctoral students in the arts and humanities fell from 2009 to 2014, says a new report. For some, the change is long overdue.


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How the U. of Missouri Became a Hotbed for Graduate-Student Activism  

A growing protest movement on the Columbia campus shows how quickly and easily tensions can flare up over their issues.


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At U. of Missouri, Grad Students Rally for Better Conditions, and Faculty Come to Their Aid

An uproar over health-care cuts has turned into a widespread protest against the university’s treatment of graduate students.

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Backlash at U. of Missouri Highlights Questions About Health Subsidies for Grad Students

The university said it would end subsidies for graduate students’ health care, citing a provision of Obamacare. Here’s a guide to the controversy.

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As Graduate-Student Debt Booms, Just a Few Colleges Are Largely Responsible  

Only 20 institutions account for nearly one-fifth of all graduate-student loans issued last year, according to a new analysis.

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A University Banks on Ph.D. Stipends to Better Compete With Its Peers

Northwestern plans to raise its minimum payment by 26 percent to attract top-notch doctoral students.


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The Ph.D. Pay Gap  

Financial support for doctoral students often divides them into haves and have-nots.


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Helping Minority Ph.D.'s in STEM: Something's Working

A new report shows progress in assisting minority students earn doctorates, but which strategies are most successful remain unclear.