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USC President Steps Down in Wake of Gynecologist Scandal

By Sukanya Charuchandra | May 29, 2018

An uproar over the university’s handling of sexual misconduct accusations led to C.L. Max Nikias’s resignation.  

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The organization says election to the NAS is for life.

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The University of Tokyo confirmed last August that Yoshinori Watanabe tampered with research-related images, and dismissed him in late April.

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Quentin Wheeler’s firing of department chairs earlier this year didn’t sit well with university faculty members.  

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Prominent Neuroscientist Fired by Columbia, HHMI

By Shawna Williams | March 8, 2018

The specific reason for Thomas Jessell’s dismissal has not been disclosed.

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Institutions document the effects of unconscious bias and set specific goals for gender balance.

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New Initiatives Offer Jobs, Funding to Women Only

By Ashley Yeager | January 5, 2018

To correct gender disparities in academic science, the Max Planck Society and the Australian government are taking the uncommonly direct approach of affirmative action.

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The nine plaintiffs allege the university’s actions put women at risk.

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An open letter from hundreds of faculty members in the U.S. and abroad declares they won’t encourage students to pursue education or careers there.

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image: Big Gender Gaps in Salk Institute Faculty: Report

Big Gender Gaps in Salk Institute Faculty: Report

By Kerry Grens | August 23, 2017

Authored by Salk PIs, the study claims women attract more federal funding, yet have smaller labs and receive less support from the institute.

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