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Journal faces backlash for publishing article on female mentorship

Scientists want to know why a major journal published findings that female mentors may be bad for your career, even after reviewers pointed out flaws in the paper’s methodology and analysis. Nature Communications says it’s investigating.

Pro-Trump law professor says he's being pushed out over views

University of Miami law professor says he's being fired for his controversial views. Some colleagues have spoken out against him, but some worry about making him a martyr.

University of New Hampshire suspends professor amid investigation into online persona

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University of New Hampshire suspends professor amid investigation into whether he trolled people online, pretending to be “The Science Femme, Woman in STEM.”

Apparent death hoax rocks Science Twitter

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Scholars mourned the COVID-19-related death of a scientist who said she’d been forced to teach during the pandemic. Then they realized she probably wasn’t real.

Professor's tweet about controversial columnist goes viral after columnist CC's his provost on angry email

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Professor's tweet about the controversial New York Times columnist goes viral after the columnist CC's his provost on an angry email.

Sociologist says journal rejected her paper because she's shared it elsewhere as a preprint, against its own pro-preprint policy

Sociologist says journal dismissed her paper because she'd shared it elsewhere as a preprint -- even though the publication had a pro-preprint policy. How often does this happen?

Steven Pinker's aid in Jeffrey Epstein's legal defense renews criticism of the increasingly divisive public intellectual

Steven Pinker's aid in Jeffrey Epstein's legal defense renews criticism of an increasingly divisive public intellectual.

Elizabeth Warren has been criticized and praised for sounding like a professor

Elizabeth Warren has been criticized and praised for sounding like a professor -- which she is. How will her academic chops influence her presidential run?

Governing board at University of Mississippi debates professor's tweets

A professor's future at the University of Mississippi was uncertain for several hours Thursday as the statewide governing board debated his social media record before finally granting him tenure.

Professor at institution 'nobody's heard of' takes on Dinesh D'Souza on Twitter

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Professor at university Dinesh D'Souza says "nobody's heard of" instructs him on the mission of smaller, access-oriented private institutions.

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