Cold Spring Harbor to Offer Own Degrees

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Author: ELIOT MARSHALL
Date: Nov. 13, 1998
From: Science(Vol. 282, Issue 5392)
Publisher: American Association for the Advancement of Science
Document Type: Brief article
Length: 605 words

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While some scientific leaders are trying to persuade universities to reduce the number of Ph.D.s they award in the life sciences, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSH) in New York announced last week that it is going in the opposite direction. It's creating a new grad school that will offer Ph.D. candidates a shorter, more student-oriented graduate experience.

The biology lab won state accreditation in September to open a School of Biological Sciences, and it will enroll five candidates in its inaugural class next fall, says CSH director Bruce Stillman. The school, which will be headed by CSH assistant director Winship Herr, eventually will expand to 10 students per year. Stillman says CSH hopes to raise an endowment of about $1 million per student, enough to free them from some of the pressures of obtaining outside funding.

CSH has been educating people "since its inception" as a research field station a century...

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