Doctoral programs often prepare graduates to become professors, but those jobs are scarce today.
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Graduate programs can be rich in scholarship and still prepare students for real-world careers.
Advanced degrees pay off in the job market.
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A new survey shows that people with advanced degrees make more money starting out on the same jobs as those with just bachelor's degrees. But there's more to the story, two sociologists note.
African Americans take on greater debt than whites to earn an advanced degree. Does the payoff make it worth it?
African American students are taking on significantly more debt than white students to earn advanced degrees. Is it worth it?
The burden should not rest solely on graduate students to map out their careers beyond academia.
PhD students can't wait for universities and governments to reconcile the demands for a more educated workforce and a scarcity of academic jobs -- they should plan their own careers.
The proposed tax bill could make higher ed even less affordable.
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Republican lawmakers say the proposed changes to the tax code would 'streamline' higher ed benefits. But this overhaul would squeeze many, if not most, students and schools.
Democratic presidential hopeful Bill Clinton has a cup of coffee with newspaper columnist Jimmy Breslin in April 1992. Breslin died on March 19.
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After the death of legendary New York Daily News columnist Jimmy Breslin, some have lamented the end of blue-collar journalism. But in today's media environment, Breslin's approach might not be enough.
What’s the future?
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Students at American universities are spending more and more years on completing their PhDs, only to find there are fewer and fewer tenure-track jobs.