Science / Engineering / Mathematics

House bill would shield indirect research costs, increase NIH and college prep programs

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In draft bill, House Republicans reject administration plan to slash research reimbursements, propose increased spending on NIH and college prep programs, and sustain AmeriCorps. Panel would take $3.3 billion from Pell surplus.

Frustrated with Washington, scientists and academics jump into electoral politics

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Professors and others with science backgrounds are running for Congress, trying to reverse Trump and Republican leaders’ policies.

Survey of parent postdocs reveals lack of access to paid parental leave, pressures to return to work

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First-ever national survey of postdocs who are parents reveals a lack of access to paid parental leave, pressures to return to work early and extra stressors for parents of color.

Professor says Cornell is ignoring his rare victory in a tenure dispute case

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Court vacates a tenure denial by Cornell, finding that the university denied basic due process over allegations that were rejected or never proven. Supporters say an important researcher is having his career stymied.

Study: student ratings of instructors dependent on discipline; in quantitative fields are most "hazardous" to professors' careers

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New study suggests student evaluations are dependent on discipline and they tend to be especially “hazardous” to professors in quantitative fields.

HHS secretary proposes cutting reimbursements that fund university-based research

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Trump administration says it can cut billions by scaling back reimbursement for overhead costs. University groups say that funding is essential to conducting research.

Louisiana Monroe getting rid of two major natural history collections to make way for a sports field

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Louisiana Monroe says it's getting rid of two major natural history collections to make way for a sports field. Outrage ensues.

Study suggests scientific work force is aging -- as younger scientists struggle to find good jobs

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Study suggests scientific work force is aging -- and will get even older, even as younger scientists hang on the sidelines in hopes of jobs and face longer odds of landing grants.

While some in academe raise concerns about march, major science groups sign on

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Effort gains backers and appears to build momentum, but some scientists worry that political fallout may not be what organizers want.

White House proposes eliminating university-based coastal research program

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Amid report White House wants to kill program based at 33 universities, defenders note many of its projects relate directly to local business needs.

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