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JHU plan to pay graduate students more but trim their numbers is under fire
JHU plan to pay graduate students more but trim their numbers is under fire

Johns Hopkins graduate students and professors are calling for a moratorium on the university's plan to increase stipends for graduate students in the arts and humanities while shrinking their numbers, saying it could stymie research and the free flow of ideas. Officials with the Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences say they need to raise the stipends for graduate students, now $22,000 per school year, to $30,000 to remain competitive with peer institutions. But they also say that, because of the cost, the move would require them to admit about 20 percent fewer humanities graduate students. "Higher stipends would be great, but some of us are not sure if the trade-off...

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