The education section of the NY Times has recently published a special grad school issue.
More Americans than ever are going to grad school, thanks to stubbornly high unemployment. And so this issue is devoted to all those acronyms beyond the B.A. But while much of today’s focus is job preparation, we like what Anna Saikin, a Ph.D. student and blogger at Rice, sees in the experience — “the chance to discuss esoteric topics with like-minded people, to no discernible end other than the pursuit of knowledge.”
Unfortunately, the Times has implemented a pay-wall, but you should check out the articles if at all possible. They cover admissions, the return on investment of graduate school, teaching and a mini interview with Jorge Cham.