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Sep 20, 2021
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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September 20, 2021

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.

 
August 20, 2021

A new report explores the lived experiences of students sidelined by college credits withheld because of unpaid debts owed to the institutions they attend.

February 9, 2021

Women in economics get asked significantly more questions than men when presenting -- mostly by men. Researchers say this is part of deeper gender issues within the field.

November 23, 2020

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.

May 2, 2019

New study of computer scientists says that when it comes to research output, where Ph.D.s get hired matters more than where they trained.

September 21, 2018

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.

August 8, 2017

Author of a scientific paper fought for years to find a journal to accept his work, which has an acknowledgments section that includes a tribute to a colleague.

May 6, 2016

New study argues science Ph.D.s often plan for postdocs without considering whether they're necessary or beneficial to their career plans. Actual evidence is mixed.

October 29, 2015

A new report from the Institute for Higher Education Policy identifies selective colleges that could do better at enrolling and graduating low-income students, while also highlighting the colleges that do a good job with this population.

June 24, 2015

Author of new book on "purposeful graduates" says colleges must talk to students about the importance of creating and living meaningful lives.

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