February 9, 2018

Advocacy Opportunity


Have you wondered if your provost fully understands the role of the graduate school as part of the university’s mission? Would your work as graduate dean be made easier if the provost knew more about the functions of your office?


Congressional Update


Congress Passes Budget Deal

After a short government shutdown, Congress has passed a bipartisan budget deal to raise defense and domestic spending limits by nearly $300 billion over two years. 


Department of Education News


Costs of Federal Student Loan Program

Last week, the Department of Education’s Inspector General (IG) released a report which finds that cost of the federal student-loan program is rising.


National Science Foundation News


Increase in International S&E Graduate Students in 2016

According to a new Infobrief from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the number of full-time graduate students enrolled in science and engineering (S&E) programs rose 0.8 percent in 2016 after rising by 2.8 percent in 2015.


Reports and Studies


Career Satisfaction of Humanities Graduates

The American Academy of Arts & Science released the findings of a new study based on data from the U.S. Census and other government sources, plus Gallup polling of workers nationwide.


Quips and Quotes


CGS in the News

The Pie News and The American Prospect both highlighted CGS’s recently released report on international applications and enrollments.


Website Resources


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