The payoff for students who decide to pursue a doctorate is uncertain enough with today’s job market. And the feeling that most colleges don’t do much to track or publicize their graduates’ career tracks – or lack thereof – doesn’t make matters any easier. Two graduate deans who have focused on these issues shared their experience with a packed room of colleagues Thursday at the Council of Graduate Schools’ annual meeting here at a Washington hotel.
When final-year economics undergraduate Robert Rogers transferred from Georgetown University to the London School of Economics, his annual tuition fees plummeted to around $20,000 a year from around $41,000. "It didn't even occur to me to apply abroad when I was in high school," said Mr. Rogers, on a recent afternoon outside the LSE's Students' Union. "I certainly didn't hear of any of my [high-school] classmates applying to study abroad."
Central Queensland University’s main campus is located in prime territory for mining -- of coal, natural gas, nickel and precious stones (emeralds, rubies and sapphires). Australia’s is largely an extractive economy -- its two largest export industries are the mining of coal and iron ore -- but vying with gold mining for third is international education, which depends not on the removal of nonrenewable resources but on the importation of a renewable resource: students.
The latest academic call for divestment from Israel isn’t a demand to boycott its colleges, nor to withdraw investments in companies based in the Jewish state. This one is something of a culinary conundrum. Hummus has already been the butt of high-profile jokes about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but a student group at Princeton University isn’t laughing.
Tufts University, seeking to enhance its work in the sciences and burnish a national profile, has named a renowned scientist and top Oxford administrator as its next president. Anthony P. Monaco, a 51-year-old geneticist whose research on the genetic basis of neurological disorders led to major breakthroughs, will succeed Lawrence S. Bacow, who in February said he would step down after a decade-long tenure.
C. Brian Rose of Penn Museum gives U.S. troops a lesson on ancient artifacts and cultural sensitivity.