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Hoffman, Roald – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
Even though the author and his colleagues are part of a major research university, they agonize, in meeting after meeting, over the 5 to 10-percent yearly cuts they need to make in their chemistry department's budget. By and large, those end up coming from education, not research, especially in faculty replacements and teaching assistants. The…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Research Universities, Professional Training
Jacobson, Robert L. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1992
A study of long-term doctoral student persistence patterns at Cornell University (New York) indicates students are more likely to complete their degrees, and in less time, if they receive fellowships rather than research or teaching assistantships, especially if fellowships are awarded in the first year. (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Comparative Analysis, Doctoral Degrees, Education Work Relationship
Heller, Scott – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1986
Recognizing that today's graduate student is tomorrow's professor, some institutions have begun working to convince minority-group members that faculty careers will be prestigious, rewarding, and available. Their efforts center on increased financial support in the form of graduate and postdoctoral fellowships. (MLW)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Black Students, Career Choice, Career Development
Palmer, Stacy E. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1987
Government, university, and private foundation officials are worried about the effects of the tax law on graduate students. The National Science Foundation is considering compensating students for the amount of new taxes they will owe. Foreign students are expected to incur substantial increases in U.S. taxes. (MLW)
Descriptors: Colleges, Federal Legislation, Fellowships, Finance Reform