PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Graduate Students http://www.chronicle.com/section/Graduate-Students/13/ 2018-07-22T13:59:02-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Colleges Can’t — or Won’t — Track Where Ph.D.s Land Jobs. Should Disciplinary Associations? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Colleges-Can-t-or/243951 2018-07-17T14:57:00-04:00 An ambitious data project by the American Historical Association sheds light on where Ph.D. recipients end up — and on how little most graduate programs do to keep tabs on their alumni. By Vimal Patel Another Sign of a Tough Job Market: Grad Students Feel Bigger Push to Publish http://www.chronicle.com/article/Another-Sign-of-a-Tough-Job/243536 2018-05-30T16:14:00-04:00 Hiring committees want new Ph.D.s to have the demonstrated research and grant-winning skills that journal articles reflect. But sometimes that extends the time to degree. By Alexander C. Kafka Two Movements Converge: #MeToo and Graduate-Student Unionization http://www.chronicle.com/article/Two-Movements-Converge-MeToo/243464 2018-05-18T13:27:00-04:00 Labor organizers at universities are trying to make the case that a union can be a powerful advocate for students fighting sexual harassment and assault. By Nell Gluckman This Academic Took a Job at BuzzFeed. Here’s Her Advice to Graduate Programs. http://www.chronicle.com/article/This-Academic-Took-a-Job-at/243264 2018-04-27T13:59:31-04:00 Anne Helen Petersen has a Ph.D. in media studies, and she wishes more programs were realistic about the prospect of an academic career. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz Union Organizer at Penn State’s Grad School Cites University’s ‘Veiled Threat’ to Foreign Students http://www.chronicle.com/article/Union-Organizer-at-Penn/243096 2018-04-11T21:01:10-04:00 Amid a pending vote on unionization, the university said that international students could be required to leave the country in the event of a union strike. By Bianca Quilantan Grad Students’ Selfie With Severed Heads Was ‘Egregious Violation of Yale Policy’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/Grad-Students-Selfie-With/242448 2018-02-06T10:25:00-05:00 The students and a University of Connecticut professor took a self-portrait with the heads during research in a Yale University workshop. By Andy Thomason 8 Grad Students Are Arrested Protesting the GOP Tax Bill on Capitol Hill http://www.chronicle.com/article/8-Grad-Students-Are-Arrested/241981 2017-12-05T14:08:00-05:00 “I’ve put a lot of work into this, and to have to throw that all away because some Republicans don’t like universities is really upsetting,” one student said. By Adam Harris She Showed a Video in Class. Now She’s a Hero to Some, a Pariah to Others. http://www.chronicle.com/article/She-Showed-a-Video-in-Class/241976 2017-12-04T17:58:52-05:00 Lindsay Shepherd, a graduate student at Wilfrid Laurier University, was scolded by two professors and a university official for playing a clip in which the use of gender-neutral pronouns was debated. By Tom Bartlett Graduate Students Mobilize ‘to Stop Something That Can Ruin Us’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/Graduate-Students-Mobilize/241901 2017-11-28T16:06:28-05:00 The students plan to protest the Republican tax proposal, which, as passed by the House of Representatives, would tax their tuition waivers. Higher-ed leaders have said such a measure could be catastrophic. By Chris Quintana American U. of Beirut Restores Assistantships for Student Protesters http://www.chronicle.com/article/American-U-of-Beirut-Restores/241885 2017-11-27T16:18:00-05:00 The positions had been revoked to penalize graduate students who demonstrated against labor conditions. By Sam Hoisington How the GOP Tax Plan Could Hurt Graduate Students — and American Research http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-the-GOP-Tax-Plan-Could/241702 2017-11-07T15:51:00-05:00 The plan would count tuition waivers as taxable income. That could push some students past their financial breaking points. By Eric Kelderman Amid Professors’ ‘Doom-and-Gloom Talk,’ Humanities Ph.D. Applications Drop http://www.chronicle.com/article/Amid-Professors-/241311 2017-09-28T00:01:00-04:00 While overall applications to doctoral programs were up nearly 1 percent from 2015 to 2016, applications to arts and humanities programs declined by 7.1 percent. By Vimal Patel When Do a Dean’s Messages About a Graduate Union Go Too Far? http://www.chronicle.com/article/When-Do-a-Dean-s-Messages/241197 2017-09-14T17:06:50-04:00 Some faculty members at Cornell University have accused an administrator of unfairly trying to influence a unionization vote. Two messages, and their timing, are at the heart of the dispute. By Vimal Patel Training Graduate Students to Be Effective Teachers http://www.chronicle.com/article/Training-Graduate-Students-to/240783 2017-07-30T18:30:00-04:00 More colleges are making it a priority to teach future faculty members how to teach. By Vimal Patel Yale Grad Students’ Fast Ends: What Did It Achieve? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Yale-Grad-Students-Fast/240152 2017-05-23T22:22:35-04:00 Protesters drew attention to labor conditions on the campus and their struggle to get administrators to bargain with their union. But the university still refuses to come to the table. By Vimal Patel Getting Minority Ph.D. Students to the Finish Line http://www.chronicle.com/article/Getting-Minority-PhD/239857 2017-04-23T18:30:00-04:00 Formal mentoring programs like those at two universities in Iowa aim to diversify the professoriate, especially in the sciences and mathematics. By Vimal Patel Harvard Students Build ‘Resistance School’ to Harness Anti-Trump Sentiment http://www.chronicle.com/article/Harvard-Students-Build/239735 2017-04-07T04:55:00-04:00 The project’s purpose isn’t just to oppose President Trump, one organizer says. It’s about defending progressive values for years to come. By Sarah Brown The Clock May Be Ticking on Graduate Unions http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Clock-May-Be-Ticking-on/239535 2017-03-20T04:55:00-04:00 Under President Trump, the National Labor Relations Board could soon take a dimmer view of Ph.D. students’ bids to unionize. Some say colleges are using litigation as a stall tactic. By Vimal Patel An Activist Defends His Dissertation in Rap http://www.chronicle.com/article/An-Activist-Defends-His/239335 2017-02-27T04:56:18-05:00 In lieu of the typical paper or project, a doctoral student at Clemson University composed a multimedia work whose centerpiece is a 34-track rap album. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz Opening Doors for the Ph.D. http://www.chronicle.com/article/Opening-Doors-for-the-PhD/239031 2017-01-29T18:45:00-05:00 Colleges are making curricular changes to get doctoral students in the humanities better prepared for careers outside academe. By Vimal Patel