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Yet another article in the Chronicle about student debt and the pursuing a graduate degree. Click here to read the article

GradSense.org is a new website designed to help students make informed financial decisions about their education and careers.  It was launched by the Council of Graduate Schools and TIAA-CREF.

Good article in the NY Times about the role of social scientists at Intel Labs and other technology companies.  Click on the blog title to learn more.

The debt burden of students as a result of pursuing a graduate degree is a major concern.  Click on the blog title for more info. 

Interesting article in Inside Higher today. 

http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/10/31/study-finds-phds-who-write-interdisciplinary-dissertations-earn-less

Scott Jaschik highlights a study done by two researchers from Cornell which suggests there is a negative financial impact (lower salary) for graduates who characterized their doctoral work as interdisciplinary.  The researchers analyzed data for 2010 doctoral recipients from the annual Survey of Earned Doctorate report.

Great story in the Tallahassee Democrat today on Ms. Merry Lynn Morris, former University Fellow and FSU MFA graduate in 1998.  http://tallahasseedemocrat.fl.newsmemory.com/publink.php?shareid=0b77dd128

There is an interesting article in today's edition of Inside Higher Education about providing guidance to graduate students.  Click the title to read more.

A recent study reports on the origins of political science faculty at PhD granting institutions.

Our last day was in Braunschweig where we visited the Technical Universitat of Braunschweig. Our day started with a greeting by Professor Dieter Jahn, the Vice President for Research. He explained the history of the university and provided an overview of the various research foci. The town has its roots as long ago as 800 AD.

We were welcomed by Dr. Annette Lang, Director of the International Office. She explained that Bremen is a comparatively young university having been established in 1971. Nevertheless it has recently been recognized under the German Excellence Initiative and there are two designated clusters of excellence, MARUM and BIGSSS.

A word from Florida State University’s Dean of the Graduate School, Dr. Nancy Marcus, on issues of higher education.

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