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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...

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.

Mich. Senate Votes To Ban Grad Student Unions

AP | Posted 02.23.2012 | Detroit

LANSING, Mich. -- The Republican-led Michigan Senate has approved a bill that would block unionization efforts by graduate student research assistants...

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...