Massive Philanthropic Infusions Announced for US Universities
Massive Philanthropic Infusions Announced for US Universities
A total of more than $1 billion will go to institutions including the Cleveland Clinic, Duke University, and branches of the University of California.
Massive Philanthropic Infusions Announced for US Universities
Massive Philanthropic Infusions Announced for US Universities

A total of more than $1 billion will go to institutions including the Cleveland Clinic, Duke University, and branches of the University of California.

A total of more than $1 billion will go to institutions including the Cleveland Clinic, Duke University, and branches of the University of California.

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Trainees Often Ghostwrite PIs’ Peer Reviews: Survey
Trainees Often Ghostwrite PIs’ Peer Reviews: Survey
Jef Akst | Nov 4, 2019
Half of early-career researchers say they’d participated in the peer review process with their mentors without getting credit.
Increase in Academics Leaving the UK Since Brexit Vote
Increase in Academics Leaving the UK Since Brexit Vote
Emily Makowski | Oct 30, 2019
Higher ed professionals from EU and non-EU countries are departing for jobs elsewhere, perhaps reflecting uncertainty over funding availability.
UCL to Phase Out Single-Use Plastics, Including Pipette Tips
UCL to Phase Out Single-Use Plastics, Including Pipette Tips
Katarina Zimmer | Oct 25, 2019
Britain’s largest university aims to eliminate single-use plastics, in the lab and elsewhere around campus, by 2024. How exactly the institution plans to meet that goal is yet to be determined.
Postdocs More Important to Grad Students’ Skills than PIs Are
Postdocs More Important to Grad Students’ Skills than PIs Are
Emily Makowski | Oct 14, 2019
According to a new study, active participation in lab discussions from more senior lab members is positively linked to grad students’ abilities.
Federal Agency Proposes Rule Against Graduate Student Unions
Federal Agency Proposes Rule Against Graduate Student Unions
Emily Makowski | Sep 23, 2019
The National Labor Relations Board has gone back-and-forth on whether graduate students at private universities can form unions three times in the past 19 years.
Gender Inequity Persists in STEM
Gender Inequity Persists in STEM
Shawna Williams | Sep 6, 2019
A study finds women continue to be underrepresented among science, engineering, and math professors, despite making up more than half the student population in these fields.
University of Illinois Protected Harassers: Investigation
University of Illinois Protected Harassers: Investigation
Shawna Williams | Aug 28, 2019
Comparative biosciences professor Valarmathi Thiruvanamalai was among those able to leave the institution quietly despite credible accusations of misconduct, ProPublica reports.
Former Yale Professor Sexually Assaulted Five Students: ReportFormer Yale Professor Sexually Assaulted Five Students: Report
Former Yale Professor Sexually Assaulted Five Students: Report
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 21, 2019
An independent investigation ordered by the university finds that at least eight additional students were sexually harassed by D. Eugene Redmond Jr.
Academia to FBI on Monitoring Chinese Scientists: “Tread Carefully”
Academia to FBI on Monitoring Chinese Scientists: “Tread Carefully”
Jef Akst | Aug 12, 2019
Nearly two dozen higher education groups warn the government to be cautious when advising US research universities to keep an eye on students and faculty with ties to certain Chinese institutions.