Research staff / postdocs

UC System reconsiders policy barring discrimination against non-American researchers

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With research dollars scarce, the University of California is "re-examining" a longstanding policy that prevents discrimination against researchers who are not American citizens.

Blog aims to 'normalize' kindness in academe

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There are lots of stories about jerks in academe. A new blog isn't about them.

Adjunct professor challenges mid-semester dismissal from a community college

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The recent firing of an adjunct professor of political science from Chaffey College shows just how "at will" part-time faculty members' employment really is. 

With shutdown looming, the outlook for colleges

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Pell Grants and federal student loans would remain mostly unaffected by a government shutdown but federal research funding would come to a halt, according to the Obama administration’s latest contingency plans.

As effects of sequester take effect, scientists worry about future of research

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Across-the-board spending cuts are prompting scientists across the country to lay off staff, close laboratories and scramble for other sources of funding. Another round of reductions is slated to take effect in the coming fiscal year. 

Alabama limits graduate student workloads to avoid paying for their health insurance

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Adjuncts have widely been subjected to course load caps ahead of the Affordable Care Act. Could graduate students be next?

Princeton grad student takes on the humanities crisis from a decidedly gendered perspective

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Everyone seems to have a theory as to why humanities majors are disappearing. One doctoral student thinks the trend is due to women's widening career paths. His notion is gaining traction.

Panel proposes 'radical changes' to culture of scientific research

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The culture of scientific research needs a major shakeup to tackle the challenges facing society, a new report asserts.

Lawmaker blasts colleague over perceived intrusion into social science funding

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One U.S. representative blasts her colleague for questioning the wisdom of specific National Science Foundation grants, warning of unprecedented "political intrusion."
 

Budgets proposed for rest of 2013 and 2014 fiscal years

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As the Senate considers a resolution to fund the federal government through the rest of the fiscal year, House Republicans propose a budget for upcoming years that would cap the Pell Grant -- a change many see as a net loss.

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