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U.A.E. Incident Raises Questions for Colleges That Open Campuses in Restrictive Countries

A New York University professor stopped on his way to conduct research in the United Arab Emirates said he wasn’t completely surprised when he learned, while trying to board a plane at Kennedy International Airport this week, that he’d been…

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How to be a PhD Big Companies Want to Hire

One of the graduate students two years ahead of me went to an interview with Genenetech and it was a big deal. I remember everyone talking about it because most of the other students just went right into an academic postdoc.

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Pushing for Culture Change, Ph.D.’s Explore Careers Beyond Academe

When Sydney Glassman started her Ph.D. in ecology at the University of California here, she was sure she wanted to be a professor. But many factors, she says, make her less certain of that today.

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House Republicans Would Slow Spending on Pell Grants to Help Balance Budget

Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives unveiled a budget blueprint on Tuesday that would slow spending on Pell Grants as part of an effort to balance the federal budget.

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The Student-Loan Crusader Who Won't Stop Fighting

Alan Collinge is on a mission. It’s a mission that has left him demoralized and destitute, yet more determined than ever.

For a decade now, Mr.

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Santa Fe College Named Nation’s Top Community College

Santa Fe College (SFC) in Gainesville, Florida, is the winner of the 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence.

The biennial Aspen Prize, distributed by the Aspen Institute, awards 10 institutions with a total of $1.1 million.

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