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By CAROLYN BIGDA | June 19, 2005
FOR GRADUATE students, money habitually is in short supply. And by now, the pool of scholarships and grants to help ease that need for next school year largely is drained. According to FindTuition.com, a fee-based scholarship search engine, only about 20 percent of scholarships for graduate students carry deadlines through December. Still, several options exist, even this close to the start of the fall semester: First, if you're working and attending school simultaneously, see if your company offers tuition reimbursement or tuition assistance.
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By George F. Will | April 20, 1997
WASHINGTON -- A former graduate student at Yale writes in the Chronicle of Higher Education that she has purged her shelves of certain professors' books because she can no longer read them ''without literally becoming nauseated.'' What sickens her is that the professors resisted recognition of a graduate-students' union. That is just one form of the strife that is depressing the quality of increasingly expensive college educations.Last year, to protest what they consider ''exploitation,'' Yale graduate students who are teaching assistants conducted a ''grade strike,'' refusing to turn in grades for the undergraduates they had taught.
NEWS
By Andres De Los Reyes | November 18, 2010
In its "Pledge to America," Republicans in the House of Representatives proposed to roll back discretionary federal spending to 2008 levels. In the wake of the recent midterm elections, the American Association for the Advancement of Science released a report indicating that if the Republican-led House followed through with this proposal, it would lead to nearly $3 billion in cuts to the National Institutes of Health and more than $1 billion in...
NEWS
November 17, 2004
THE UNITED States was once the leading destination for smart and wealthy foreign students in search of top-notch higher education. Then 9/11 happened and Americans learned that two of the hijackers had entered this country on student visas. This country's relationship with foreign students has not been the same since. Strict screenings are now required of all student visa applicants, and the rules for staying have been significantly tightened, as have requirements for colleges to track foreign students.
NEWS
By Will Englund and Will Englund,SUN STAFF | May 19, 1997
Monsignor Robert R. Kline, president emeritus of Mount St. Mary's College in Emmitsburg, calculates that over the course of his career he taught more students -- 13,000 -- than anyone else in the school's 189-year history.It is one of those claims that might be hard to check but impossible not to believe. Kline spent 46 years teaching at the school, leading generations of students through courses in philosophy, psychology and sociology. In addition, he was president from 1961 to 1967.Yesterday Mount St. Mary's awarded him an honorary degree in recognition of his long service.
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By Mary Maushard and Mary Maushard,SUN STAFF | May 24, 1997
Acknowledging an increase of intolerance and that "we are not one nation," former Congressman Kweisi Mfume challenged Goucher College graduates yesterday to fix the problems created "by those in my time," while fighting poverty and violence."
NEWS
By Lynne Elkes | January 16, 2012
A significant issue that permeates higher education is the need for better preparation for a substantial sector of the instructional workforce: occasional, part-time, and non-tenure-track instructors, known generally as adjunct faculty. Most colleges and universities rely upon this group to offer numerous courses to both undergraduate and graduate students, since it offers universities a means to serve a rapidly growing number of students in a cost-effective manner. However, little attention has been paid to ensure that adjunct faculty members have the tools they need to be effective in the classroom, and this cohort is often viewed as an appendage rather than as a vital component of a campus community.
NEWS
By Jennifer McMenamin and Jennifer McMenamin,SUN STAFF | June 6, 2004
Drive past Towson University with any regularity and you might begin to wonder whether the towering construction crane, bulldozers and scaffolding have become permanent parts of the campus architecture. The equipment appeared four years ago when crews began renovating the old Blue Cross and Blue Shield building on York Road to create a new computer science building. It reappeared as workers demolished 4,800 seats in the old sports stadium and built a new complex, Unitas Stadium. The crane now hovers over the Fine Arts Center, which is being renovated and expanded.
NEWS
By Dan Berger | August 3, 1992
IMPOSTORS IN THE TEMPLE. By Martin Anderson. Simon & Schuster. 256 pages. $22.THE MAIN contribution of this indictment of academic practices is an assault on the use of graduate students -- teaching assistants -- to teach university classes. "Children teaching children" cheats the undergraduates and exploits the graduate students, delaying the degrees of both.All because professors want to do research and not teach. Or not actually do the research; research is pretty tedious. The vulnerable graduate students can do that, too -- as long as the tenured professors who hold the fate of the graduate students in their hands get credit in academic journals for the papers.
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