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New study finds discrimination against women and racial minorities in hiring in the sciences

New study finds discrimination against women and racial minorities in hiring in the sciences. The study's about postdocs, but it has important implications for all of academe.

What will become of neuroscience at Montana State?

Professors on campus say the university plans to turn a research-rich department into a more general biology-focused premed feeder school.

Scientists rally around Vanderbilt professor whose tenure bid appeared to hit roadblocks as Me Too activism grew

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A Vanderbilt faculty member, considered a hero to many women in science, finds her once promising tenure bid has stalled.

New study says scientists are leaving academic work at unprecedented rates

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New study says scientists are leaving academic work at unprecedented rate.

Medium-size institutions look to medical schools for future stability

As midsize, nonelite private institutions look to the future, they're turning to an unlikely path: building new medical schools.

Paper proposes new, multipronged approach to thinking about gender diversity in the sciences

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Are we thinking about gender diversity in the sciences all wrong, or at least too simply? New paper proposes a multipronged approach to thinking about and encouraging this diversity, for the benefit of science as a whole.

NSF moves forward plan to link funding to appropriate conduct, but the NIH says it's not ready to take that step

Two federal science agencies announce actions on harassment, to two very different reactions -- NSF moves forward with a plan to link funding to appropriate conduct, but NIH says it's not ready to take that step.

She spoke out against the termination of her campus's only mental health counselor. A student died, and she got canned.

She spoke out against the termination of her campus's only mental health counselor. A student died, and she got canned. Now this professor is suing Florida Poly for infringing on her protected speech.

National Academies report: sexual harassment is costly to science, compliance-based approaches don't work

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National Academies report says sexual harassment is costly to science and that compliance-based approaches to curbing it don't work. Promoting civility and otherwise managing research and learning climates is more effective, it says.

Two groups whose memberships extend beyond liberal arts issue statement in support of liberal arts and its disciplines

Two groups issue joint statement on "increasingly threatened" disciplines and approaches.

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