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Essay about being raped by professor sparks call for public acknowledgment from Stanford and disciplinary society

Professor’s essay about being harassed and raped by her late adviser sparks calls for public acknowledgment of the reasons for his past suspension from Stanford and the renaming of a disciplinary society mentorship award that bore his name.

Study finds male Ph.D. candidates submit and publish papers at significantly higher rates than female peers on the same campus

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Study finds male Ph.D. candidates submit and publish papers at much higher rates than women, even at the same institution. One factor is that women teach more during their Ph.D. programs and men serve more often as research assistants.

Grad students and policy experts say taxing graduate students' tuition waivers would spell disaster

Graduate students and higher education experts warn GOP plan to tax tuition waivers would be disastrous to both students’ finances and institutions’ teaching and research missions.

Science organizations troubled by Rand Paul bill targeting peer review

Rand Paul wants to add two people to every federal peer-review panel evaluating research proposals, charged with looking for value to taxpayers. Science advocates say idea would politicize federal funding of research.

Professors on three campuses face disciplinary action or resign over harassment allegations

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Senior faculty members on three campuses face disciplinary action or resign over harassment allegations. Some observers see movement in the right direction but say academe still has a ways to go in ending the “academic casting couch.”

Could postdoc unions be the next big thing in collective bargaining among academics?

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Could postdoc unions be the next big thing in collective bargaining among academics? Recent filing at University of Washington could be beginning of a new round of organizing.

In hiring for junior faculty positions, study finds bias against female candidates who have partners

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Study suggests women with male partners face bias in searches for junior faculty members.

List of featured speakers for sociology conference, most of them men, sparks debate and backlash

Sociology has reputation for diversity and inclusion, including at its conferences. So a preliminary, nearly all-male list of featured speakers for an upcoming meeting sparked criticism -- and backlash over gender equity and collegiality.

New study pushes back on decades of studies suggesting that scientific productivity peaks early and declines thereafter

New study pushes back on decades of studies suggesting that scientific productivity peaks early and declines thereafter.

Chief Justice John Roberts calls data on gerrymandering 'sociological gobbledygook.' Sociology fires back

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Social scientists clap back at U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Roberts after he calls data on partisan gerrymandering “sociological gobbledygook.”

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