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Survey finds 'chilling effect' of China Initiative

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About half of Chinese scientists at U.S. universities report concerns about being surveilled by the U.S. government. Survey finds evidence that fears about a China-focused Department of Justice initiative to combat trade-secret theft may be harming American science.

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At MIT, controversy over a canceled lecture

A professor of climate science who opposed diversity initiatives cries foul over a canceled lecture. His supporters say this threatens science communication, but he’s been invited to speak at MIT in another capacity.

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A win for COVID-impacted PIs, especially women

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Following criticism that its policy on extensions for early-career scientists disproportionately impacted women, whose careers have already been unevenly affected by COVID-19, the National Institutes of Health changes course.

 
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UMBC's Freeman Hrabowski reflects on his presidency

Freeman Hrabowski, the longtime president of UMBC, built a legacy challenging the assumption that only prestigious, wealthy colleges foster educational excellence.

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Federal report shines light on historically underrepresented groups in science

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New data highlight minorities and women in science, along with one particularly understudied group: scientists with disabilities.

 
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COVID-19 and beyond: Solutions for academic mothers

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After reading paper after paper describing the problem, scientists urge on- and off-campus entities to help female caregivers weather the pandemic through specific policy changes and approaches.

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COVID-19: A moment for women in STEM?

National Academy of Sciences panel chronicles what COVID-19 has been like for female scientists and then urges institutions to take meaningful, equity-minded action on their findings.

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Biden elevates head of science office to Cabinet level

Biden elevates science adviser to the cabinet and picks Eric Lander, director of the Broad Institute, for the post.

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Scientists strike for black lives, a more inclusive academia

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Scientists and students dedicated yesterday to healing and action in support of black lives.

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Black birders week

#BlackBirdersWeek seeks to interrupt stereotypes about who belongs in nature and science.

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