After eight years of stalled efforts, graduate students at New York University have done it: On Wednesday afternoon, graduate, research, and teaching assistants at NYU became the only graduate-student union at a private university in the United States - for the second time. How could that be, you as ... More >>
Columbia Journalism School's new dean is here, and he is pumped. Incoming dean Steve Coll, a former managing editor for the pre-Bezos buyout Washington Post, as well as a staff writer for the New Yorker and director of the New America Foundation, made landfall on July 15; the class of 2014 arrived f ... More >>
Would-be primary care doctors could take a financial hit from health care reform, but most students say it's worth it to fix a broken system
ROI on your B.A.
The Grenada invasion
Barbarians in the Ivory Tower
To save student-loan programs, the White House has saddled master's and Ph.D. candidates with added debt.
One of the benefits of law school, according to middle-class parents everywhere, is that three years of hellishly hard work and thousands upon thousands of dollars in debt will pay off with a job at a fancy firm with $100K to start. We were under the impression that this is usually an implici ... More >>
Yale is under federal investigation for "its failure to eliminate a hostile sexual environment." Its frat boys seem to be running rampant, not letting their fancy Ivy League-ness get in the way of behaving like cavemen. Sixteen students filed a complaint in March accusing the university of a brea ... More >>
Crazy kids!NYU, apparently, feels bad about something. Direct from the Office of Community Standards and Compliance and the Office of Residential Life & Housing Services, there is this e-mail, sent today, entitled "Respecting our NYC neighbors," which alludes to "reports of incidents in which ... More >>
It will offer extra support to studentsbut with a catch
Every August, just before Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism school year begins, the shitstorm of trite comments about why anyone would ever waste their money on an unnecessary, very pricey, skills-based, advanced degree commences with a vengeance, as it already has on Gianna Palmer's Wall ... More >>
Ah, Sunday morning, the time when old people everywhere peer down their noses -- through bifocals with their arms extended -- at the paper, as they attempt to decipher what exactly it is kids are doing these days. This week, it seems high school students are using fake names on Facebook to av ... More >>
Disappearing job postings prompt Ph.D.'s to mull a career change
Future docs learn abortion procedures in New York
8 to 0 Supreme Court decision doesn't end the fight against 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'
College students get short shrift from Katrina aid
A recent court ruling opens the gates for the censorship of college papers
Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Do Breast and Pelvic Exams
A movement to help the poorest students growsat the Ivies
Want to be a doctor? A current Albert Einstein med student tells you what you need to know first.
Grad school provides exciting new road to poverty
Why America's young are being crushed by debtand why no one seems to care
Another Three-Card Monte Game
The Smoking Gun in Grutter v. Bollinger
Is Journalism School for You? An In-Depth Look at the City's Two Choices
Should Individuals of More Than One Race Be Preferred?
Does a White Mother on Welfare Count?
The Decline of Higher Ed Under Pataki
Teaching Self-Censorship at Columbia
At CUNY, Doctoral Students Say the Livin' Ain't Easy
Every School Is Business School
Race Is Not a College Qualification
'Students Gave Up Their Rights'
Orwellian Justice on Campus
AFL-CIO Chief Sweeney Rallies NYU's Organizers
Graduate Assistants Await Decision on NYU Appeal
Where Are the Pro-Life Law Profs?
What Price Meritocracy?
Red-Letter Day for a Counterculture Experiment
Grad Students Battle NYU Over Right to Organize a Union
A Grave Threat to Our Hospitals
A new study blasts state spending priorities
'The Kids in My Hometown Expected Me To End Up in Jail'