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Nov 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.

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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.

May 14, 2015

Student enrollment numbers are down at two-year colleges and four-year for-profit institutions, according to a new National Student Clearinghouse Research Center report. 

March 4, 2015

Study reveals minimum SAT requirements that push students toward the two-year sector may hinder their success at earning four-year degrees.

January 8, 2015

Does language use and topic selection predict academic success in college? A new study suggests it does. (Hint to high schoolers: Move beyond personal experiences.)

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