This just in from freelance reporter Ishani Ganguli: More than a week into his linkurl:tenure-or-bust hunger strike;, MIT associate professor James Sherley reports he has lost 14 pounds but none of his resolve to reverse what he alleges was a racism-driven decision to deny him tenure. Sherley, who has ingested only water and multivitamins since February 5, told The Scientist he is feeling weak but otherwise okay. The African-American stem cell researcher continues to spend three hours each morning in the hall outside Provost L. Rafael Reif's office, accompanied by his wife. At 10 am each day, he gives a talk to passing students and faculty members about his protest (titles in the linkurl:series; have so far included "I'm hungry for the end of racism. What about you?"; and "Racism and embryoism, two forgotten human rights"). Sherley said he's gotten both "nasty" and supportive Emails from MIT faculty. Eleven of...

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