A Senate Go on Stem Cells

Lawmakers pass bill to get around limits imposed by President Bush, but he vows a veto.

A Divorce in Singapore

Johns Hopkins program, seen as pathbreaker for global graduate education, to close -- amid acrimony from former partners.

Putting That Science Degree to Work

Science and engineering students appreciate their degrees even decades later.

Fighting Back Against Extremists

Following increase in harassment from animal rights foes, UCLA announces campaign to protect researchers and their families.

A 'Perplexing' Tenure Decision

Since 1999, Gabrielle Stryker has been an assistant professor of biological sciences at Oakland University, in Michigan -- one of a handful of women specializing in the hard sciences at the institution.

House Panel Backs NIH Extension

Committee passes bill that would aim for 5% increases for biomedical research, but rebuffs effort to raise that ceiling.

Did Peter Singer Back Animal Research?

No, but the intellectual father of animal rights admitted the possibility that some experiments might be justified.

Professor's Hunger Strike Ultimatum

A professor who was denied tenure at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has vowed to start a hunger strike on February 5 outside the provost's office.

"I will either see the provost resign and my hard-earned tenure granted at MIT, or I will die defiantly right outside his office," James L. Sherley, who teaches biological engineering, wrote in a letter to colleagues that he provided to Inside Higher Ed. While not commenting directly on Sherley's claims, MIT issued a statement that he has been treated fairly.

Stem Cell Silence

The University of Minnesota resists playing in a cultural tug of war -- yet is squarely stuck in the middle.

Calculating the Tobacco Taint

U. of Virginia researchers aim to prevent teen smoking -- with $25 million gift from Philip Morris. Does the end justify the means?


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