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Missing Student's Body Found Burned, Bruised in Egypt

Body of Italian grad student shows 'signs of torture'

(Newser) - The body of a missing Italian student was found with signs of torture, including multiple stab wounds and cigarette burns, by the side of a highway on the outskirts of the Egyptian capital, an investigating prosecutor told the AP on Thursday. Giulio Regeni, a 28-year-old grad student, went missing in... More »

Student Goes on Hunger Strike to Fix 'Infected' Campus

U of Missouri student wants president gone over racist, sexist, homophobic incidents

(Newser) - Jonathan Butler isn't planning on eating "until either Tim Wolfe is removed from office or my internal organs fail and my life is lost." Those were the words the graduate student wrote in a letter sent Monday to University of Missouri officials, declaring he's on a... More »

How Many Plan to Pay $200K in Grad-School Debt: They Don't

A growing class of borrowers don't intend to pay off 6-figure loans

(Newser) - In 2012 the average medical-school grad owed about $162,000 in student loan debt. But many of these newly minted doctors can, thanks to one government program, pay just a few hundred dollars a month on their loans—in some cases, far less than the interest that's being tacked... More »

One Public College Really Racks Up Grad-Student Debt

That would be New Jersey's well-regarded Rutgers University

(Newser) - Just one public university made it on the list of the top 20 US colleges receiving the most graduate-student loan money—an elite group that received 20%, or $6.5 billion, of the total amount of funds loaned to graduate students in the 2013-2014 academic year, the Washington Post reports.... More »

We've Overlooked a Major Student-Debt Problem

We fret about undergrads, but grad students are deeply in debt

(Newser) - Undergrads, don't worry too much about the loans you'll be saddled with after college—there's a group that might need to worry even more. Even though the National Center for Education Statistics shows that grad students accounted for just 14% of university enrollees in 2012, the New... More »

MIT Student's Body Found in India

Kaitlin Goldstein fell off cliff while jogging on mountain trail

(Newser) - Her parents traveled to India to look for her. Her brother feared she’d been kidnapped. But Saturday—a week after she went missing—the body of Rhode Island native and MIT graduate student Kaitlin Goldstein, 28, was found in a ravine in India, the AP reports. Her parents say... More »

Applying to Grad School? Do This Homework First

Columnist says spreadsheet on debt should be required reading

(Newser) - It's sound advice that anyone thinking about grad school should be "fully funded," writes Megan McArdle at Bloomberg . That is, your tuition should be covered by a research or teaching stipend. After all, if a Ph.D. program accepts you without such funding, what that really means... More »

3rd Boston Victim Is Chinese Grad Student

Her name hasn't been released yet

(Newser) - The third person killed in the Boston Marathon attack was a grad student from China studying at Boston University, the school says at BU Today . The university isn't releasing her name until it gets her family's permission. (China's consulate confirms that one of its citizens was killed,... More »

Fulbright Scholar Killed Filming Syria Violence

Activist returned to homeland to document uprising

(Newser) - Syracuse University is mourning a graduate film student who returned to his homeland of Syria to document the country's uprising. Bassel Al Shahade, 28, was killed while filming attacks by government forces in the embattled city of Homs, reports the Post-Standard . Associates say Shahade, a Fulbright scholar, was a... More »

How I Afforded Duke by Living in a Van

One grad student's experiment with 'radical living'

(Newser) - Ken Ilgunas wanted to go to grad school without going into debt, so he bought a 1994 Ford Econoline van and a parking sticker, and called it home. He lived on frugal meals cooked on a camping stove, showered at the gym, used a sleeping bag for heat. To some,... More »

Yale Holds Vigil for Annie Le

(Newser) - Hundreds of students and faculty members turned out tonight on the campus of Yale University, NECN reports, for a candlelight vigil in memory of Annie Le, the 24-year-old grad student found dead yesterday on the New Haven, Conn., campus. Le’s body was discovered inside a wall in a lab... More »

Yale Student's Body Found: Cops

Annie Le's remains recovered on her would-be wedding day

(Newser) - A body believed to be that of a Yale graduate student missing since Tuesday has been found, the New Haven Independent reports. Annie Le, 24, had last been seen in the building that housed her lab; "we are assuming" the remains found within a wall in the basement... More »

Yale Professor Quizzed Over Missing Student

One of Annie Le's professors abruptly canceled class around the time she vanished

(Newser) - A Yale professor has been interviewed by police over the disappearance of graduate student Annie Marie Le, New York Daily News reports. Le was due to attend the professor's class on Tuesday but it was abruptly canceled and Le was found to be missing hours later. The cancellation so close... More »

Yale Offers $10K Reward in Missing-Student Case

Search continues; still no evidence of foul play in disappearance of Le

(Newser) - Yale University offered a $10,000 reward today for information leading to the whereabouts of a missing graduate student. Meanwhile, investigators reviewed security-camera footage and checked the blueprints of the building where Annie Le was last seen on Tuesday. Le, 24, was supposed to be married Sunday. More »

Yale Grad Student Disappears Days Before Wedding

Cops see no evidence of foul play involving Annie Le, missing since Tuesday

(Newser) - A Yale graduate student due to be married on Sunday hasn’t been seen since Tuesday, the university’s Daily News reports. Video shows Annie Marie Le, 24, entering a building on the New Haven, Conn., campus, but there’s no evidence of her leaving. Authorities say her fiancé, family... More »

Student Must Pay $675K for Illegal Downloads

(Newser) - A Boston graduate student must pay $675,000 to the music industry for illegally downloading 30 songs, a federal jury ordered today. Joel Tenenbaum, 25, essentially admitted yesterday to grabbing the music via file-sharing network KaZaA. The fine averages out to $22,500 per song—significantly less than the $80,... More »

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