Latest Graduate education News

Yale student fights against his mom’s possible deportation

Nov. 15, 2019 10:38 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A Yale University graduate student is constantly watching his phone as he waits for news on his mother, who is detained and could be deported to Honduras, a country where he says she won’t get the medical treatment she needs as a survivor of stage-four cancer. Cristian Padilla...

Harvard graduate students authorize a strike; no date set

Oct. 26, 2019 8:48 AM EDT

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Graduate students at Harvard University have voted to authorize a strike, but no date has been set for any walkout. The union represents close to 5,000 teaching and research assistants. It says it is at an impasse with the school on issues including pay, benefits and protections...

The Latest: Russian spokeswoman blames US attitudes

Oct. 26, 2019 5:56 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the deportation of a convicted Russian agent from the U.S. (all times local): 12:50 p.m. Russia's foreign ministry spokeswoman says Maria Butina, who returned to Moscow on Saturday after serving a sentence in the United States for being a covert agent, is a victim of entrenched...

Clarification: Seminary Scholarships-Slavery story

Oct. 23, 2019 12:16 PM EDT

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — In a story Oct. 22, The Associated Press reported that Princeton Theological Seminary will set aside $28 million to provide 30 scholarships for students who descended from slaves or underrepresented groups. The story and headline should have made clear that the money is an endowment...

Ready student one? Universities launch degrees in esports

Oct. 1, 2019 8:16 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — On their first week in class, a group of students is playing a first-person shooter video game in a sleek new digital studio. It's their introduction to the degree in esports they've all enrolled in. The group clicking away on their mice are at the University of Staffordshire, one of several...

Clarification: American Universities-China story

Sep. 24, 2019 3:29 PM EDT
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — In a story Sept. 23, The Associated Press identified a professional organization as the Association of International Educators. The story should have made clear the group's official name is NAFSA: Association of International Educators.

Rule would bar grad assistant unionizing at private schools

Sep. 20, 2019 3:30 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — In a blow to a unionization movement sweeping private universities, the National Labor Relations Board on Friday proposed a new rule that would strip graduate teaching assistants at those schools of the right to collective bargaining. The proposal would reverse a 2016 ruling by the...