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Graduate Student Unions Opt Out of Federal Recognition

By Abby Olena | February 22, 2018

Student workers seek voluntary recognition of their unions by university administrators out of concern that political appointees may deny their unions legal status.

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Dozens of Editorial Board Members Resign from Journal

By Kerry Grens | February 6, 2018

More than 70 editors left the Journal of Molecular Medicine after SpringerNature closed an editorial office and selected a new editor-in-chief.

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Thousands of federal employees go on furlough during the shutdown, which could put a stop to research.

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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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Opinion: Taxable Tuition = Trouble for Graduate Students

By Michael T. Parker and Patricia M. Lawston | November 30, 2017

Our calculations find troubling increases in taxes if a US House–led tax plan succeeds, but tuition waivers, as the Senate bill has proposed, could actually reduce students’ tax burdens.

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Gender Disparity in Science Publishing Among PhD Students

By Katarina Zimmer | November 9, 2017

A new survey finds a consistent gap between men and women across numerous fields of science.  

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Agriculture faculty members allege funding from industry organizations is tied to their employment status.

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Ten-Minute Sabbatical

By The Scientist Staff | November 1, 2017

Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.

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The university’s administration tried unsuccessfully to stop the vote.

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