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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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The nine plaintiffs allege the university’s actions put women at risk.

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Opinion: Taxable Tuition = Trouble for Graduate Students

By Michael T. Parker and Patricia M. Lawston | November 30, 2017

Our calculations find troubling increases in taxes if a US House–led tax plan succeeds, but tuition waivers, as the Senate bill has proposed, could actually reduce students’ tax burdens.

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An open letter from hundreds of faculty members in the U.S. and abroad declares they won’t encourage students to pursue education or careers there.

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The university’s administration tried unsuccessfully to stop the vote.

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NSF Cuts PhD Training Grant

By Bob Grant | June 7, 2017

The federal science agency discontinued a funding stream for graduate students in environmental science because of administrative workload.

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Grad Student Acquitted in Thesis-Sharing Case

By Kerry Grens | May 25, 2017

Diego Gomez was facing jail time in Colombia for posting someone else’s copyrighted thesis online.

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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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Notable Science Quotes

By The Scientist Staff | June 1, 2016

14-day-old embryos, prioritizing biodiversity, and more

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Making the Most of School

By Viviane Callier | May 1, 2016

Agencies and institutions strive to better prepare graduate students and postdocs for futures in academia and beyond.

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