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Some Grad Students Regain Health Insurance

By | August 26, 2015

The University of Missouri returns subsidies for health benefits; New Mexico State University takes them away, offering a raise in return.

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Grad Students Lose Health Insurance

By | August 18, 2015

Two universities drop benefits for graduate students or their dependents.

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Indian Grad Students on Strike

By | February 25, 2015

With a promised pay hike delayed, thousands of Indian PhD students launch protests in New Delhi.

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Trainee Raise

By | January 12, 2015

Grad students and postdoctoral fellows supported by US National Institutes of Health National Research Service Awards land a 2 percent stipend bump in 2015.

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Opinion: Hone Your Craft, Sell Your Skills

By | May 12, 2014

In an ever-changing job market, PhD scientists should be careful not to confuse their passion with their research foci, and to avoid academic tunnel vision.

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Your Thesis in 180 Seconds

By | April 26, 2013

Three-Minute Thesis competitions are designed to help young researchers refine their communication skills, but not everyone is convinced they are effective.

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Psychology Grad Student Faked Data

By | March 7, 2013

A young psychologist who studied the effects of motivation and reward on cognitive control is found to have falsified data in three published papers.  

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Calif RAs to Get Union Rights?

By | August 27, 2012

The California legislature takes steps to broaden the ability of graduate students to unionize by extending collective bargaining rights to research assistants.

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Michigan Gov’t Denies Grad Unions

By | March 5, 2012

University of Michigan graduate research assistants continue their protest as the bill that would prevent their collective bargaining rights passes the State House and Senate.

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A Graduate Student Union?

By | December 14, 2011

Michigan’s employment commission is exploring whether graduate students at state schools have the right to unionize.

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