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3 Unintended Consequences Of The NLRB's Grad Student Decision

Joseph P. Mastrosimone | Posted 08.29.2016 | College
Joseph P. Mastrosimone

In its recent decision in Columbia University, the National Labor Relations Board by a 3-1 vote granted graduate student assistants at private universities the right to form labor unions and to collectively bargain.

Why It's Harder For Grad Students To Report Sexual Harassment

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.06.2016 | College

Nearly three years ago, two female graduate students filed federal complaints against the University of Notre Dame, accusing it of mishandling reports...

10 Tips for This Summer's Millennial Intern Population

Sandy Malone | Posted 06.08.2016 | Business
Sandy Malone

Approach every day as the unique challenge that it is - a learning experience that many other students would love to have, but you got it instead. Mind your manners, start and finish strong, and you may just end up with a fantastic opportunity at the end. Good luck!

Bluelining Penn State's Graduate Employees: Ph.D. Students Speak Out Against Discriminatory Zoning Regulations

Azita Ranjbar | Posted 05.09.2016 | Politics
Azita Ranjbar

Penn State graduate students live two paradoxes: We are tax-paying citizens, yet the State College Borough Planning Commission does not consider us members of the community. We are educators and researchers but are not recognized as employees of Penn State.

It's Time Undergrads Care About Graduate Student Unions

Amelia Roskin-Frazee | Posted 04.28.2016 | College
Amelia Roskin-Frazee

I ask you, fellow undergrads, to please start caring about grad student unions, at your school and all schools nationwide. As long as we benefit from the tireless labor of grad student workers on our campuses, this is our problem.

Part One: Ten Things You Should Know About Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Equal Justice Works | Posted 12.14.2016 | College
Equal Justice Works

There's no way to make 120 payments in less than 10 years, even if you try to double up on the monthly amount. Since the program was enacted in 2007, the Department of Education will not begin accepting applications until 2017.

Graduate Students Hold Walk-Out to Protest Loss of Healthcare Plan, Other Benefits

Sarah Sabatke | Posted 09.03.2016 | College
Sarah Sabatke

Graduate Students at the University of Missouri held a walkout a little more than a week after they were notified that they would no longer receive health insurance. A statement released from the university blames the provisions in the Affordable Care Act for the changes.

Portrait of a 'Writer'

Scott Russell | Posted 01.03.2015 | Home
Scott Russell

Every time I write, I find myself forced to confront parts of myself that I'd rather run away from. At the moment, I want to run away from my own egotism, considering the way I'm going on and on about me. Focus on others to find true happiness, they say. Let's give that a shot.

Vive La Difference!

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 12.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Coming as close as we did to losing our marriage, we learned to truly care for and appreciate each other to a degree that we may not have experienced otherwise.

Graduate Student Barbie™

Karen Zgoda | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Karen Zgoda

Graduate School Barbie™ comes out of the box with a big grin on her face that turns into a frown after two weeks or her first adviser meeting (whichever comes first). She also has adorable black circles under her delightfully bloodshot eyes.

Graduate Students Crying Foul Over Student Loan Law

Reuters | Posted 11.07.2013 | College

By Elvina Nawaguna WASHINGTON, Sept 6 (Reuters) - Before leaving for its August recess, Congress hammered out a deal that moved federa...

Apples to Apples: The Complexities of Lowering College Costs

Noël Harmon | Posted 10.23.2013 | College
Noël Harmon

We have a lot of statistics in our heads about why college is worth it and I'm about ready to just say to folks, "If it's not worth it, why are we still talking about it, and why are thousands of parents packing their kids off to college as I'm writing this?"

The Graduate School Perception

Uloop | Posted 02.03.2013 | College
Uloop

The idea consistently presented to me is that really smart people go to graduate school; that's just what they do. So I should be going. This line of thinking is beginning to frustrate me. Who ever said that the top of the class has to go on and earn another degree?

Congress Isn't Doing Enough To Help Students, Experts Say

SmartMoney | AnnaMaria Andriotis | Posted 06.27.2012 | Money

SmartMoney: Congress may be close to reaching a last-minute deal to stop interest rates on popular federal student loans from doubling – but expe...

Silicon Valley Offers Humanities PhDs Some Solid Advice

Ruth Starkman | Posted 07.16.2012 | College
Ruth Starkman

This year's second annual Bibliotech conference at Stanford University offered solid advice. Here are some soundbites from Silicon Valley industry experts.

Debt Ceiling Deal Not Such A Deal For Graduate Students

CNN Money | Jennifer Liberto | Posted 10.02.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (CNNMoney) -- Some students will start owing more on their loans while they're in school under a last-minute debt ceiling deal to keep the ...

Separate Research and Teaching in Graduate Education

Herbert Gans | Posted 06.11.2011 | College
Herbert Gans

Imagine a "primitive" culture which prepares its shamans to explore its ancient mysteries and understand its current problems, but then puts them to work minding its young -- and there you have a reasonably fair description of the current state of graduate education in America

National Academies of Sciences: Student Graduate Research Program on Public Sector Aviation Issues

Iris Mack | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Iris Mack

For graduate students who share my love of aviation, please consider applying for the Graduate Research Award Program on Public Sector Aviation Issues.

U Of California Owes Students $38 Million

The Daily Californian | Posted 05.26.2011 | College

Superior Court Judge John Munter ruled March 10 that the University of California must pay about $38 million in refunds and interest to professional s...