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Quentin Wheeler’s firing of department chairs earlier this year didn’t sit well with university faculty members.  

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Final GOP Tax Bill Won’t Ding Graduate Students

By Shawna Williams | December 14, 2017

A provision to tax tuition waivers was dropped during the reconciliation process.

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Republican Tax Plan Eliminates Popular Education Exemptions

By Shawna Williams | November 6, 2017

The proposal draws criticism from higher-education groups.

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Will There Be a Brexit Brain Drain?

By Bob Grant | January 11, 2017

Some academics in the United Kingdom say they are considering leaving the country for greener pastures, as Britain’s exit from the European Union takes effect.

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Mentoring is critical for students just beginning to learn the ropes of biomedical research.

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Opinion: Retool Biomedical PhD Admissions

By Viviane Callier and Gary McDowell | August 30, 2016

It is unethical to admit increasing numbers of students to graduate programs without considering the realities of the job market.

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Genetics of Educational Attainment?

By Jef Akst | May 12, 2016

In a study of nearly 300,000 people, researchers identify 74 gene variants that are linked with how long subjects stayed in school.

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Opinion: Experiences of an Itinerant Scientist

By Sumantra Chatterjee | July 14, 2015

What I’ve learned doing science in three different countries 

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STEM Graduates Branch Out

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | July 15, 2014

Most science, technology, engineering, and math degree-holders seek jobs unrelated to their academic disciplines, according to a report.

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Report: Current Research System “Unsustainable”

By Tracy Vence | April 15, 2014

Four prominent academics call for an overhaul of the US biomedical research workforce.

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