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Cold Spring Harbor to Offer Own Degrees

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Science  13 Nov 1998:
Vol. 282, Issue 5392, pp. 1240-1241
DOI: 10.1126/science.282.5392.1240b

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Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSH) in New York announced last week that it is 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; it will enroll five candidates in its inaugural class next fall, eventually expanding to 10 students per year. 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.