- What is in a Grade in the Age of Graduate Admissions Biases?- Inside Higher Ed looks at how graduate degree programs in America are full of students from the US News and World Report top ten schools. But what about the rest of the top students in America? The article reveals a strong bias amongst graduate programs to accept students from top tier programs, leaving some of the strongest students in lesser-known institutions out in the cold.
- Berkeley Takes on China- The New York Times announced that the University of California, Berkeley, plans on opening a research and teaching facility in Shanghai, China. The Shanghai center will be geared towards engineering graduate students and will be financed mostly by the Shanghai government over the next five years. The program is scheduled to start in July 2012.
- Should Students at Private Colleges have Union Rights?- Inside Higher Ed looks at what changes might be made when the term of the Democratic National Labor Relations Board member expires next month. There is a chance that the next NLRB will not give graduate students union rights at private universities, something they have been requesting for years. It all comes down to the question: Should graduate students who teach and act as research assistants be viewed primarily as students or employees?
- Northeastern University Opens New Graduate Campus- The Chronicle of Education announced the opening of Northeastern University’s new graduate campus in Charlotte, N.C. The opening of the new campus is part of Northeastern’s larger plan to develop satellite campuses and research partnerships in cities and areas around the country, including California’s Silicon Valley, Austin, Minneapolis, and Seattle.
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