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Low Pay, Pension Cuts Prompt Largest University Strike in UK History
More than 70,000 staff members from 150 universities are set to strike later this month, marking five consecutive years of academic protests in the country.
Low Pay, Pension Cuts Prompt Largest University Strike in UK History
Low Pay, Pension Cuts Prompt Largest University Strike in UK History

More than 70,000 staff members from 150 universities are set to strike later this month, marking five consecutive years of academic protests in the country.

More than 70,000 staff members from 150 universities are set to strike later this month, marking five consecutive years of academic protests in the country.

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Hawai‘i Legislature Terminates Tenured Professor’s Position
Christie Wilcox, PhD | Jul 21, 2021 | 3 min read
Thanks to administrative shuffling, professor Carl-Wilhelm Vogel remains employed at the University of Hawai‘i despite the removal of his position in the new state budget, but the university’s faculty union says lawmakers might have crossed a legal line.
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Hawaii Legislature Moves to Terminate Tenured Professor
Lisa Winter | Jun 15, 2021 | 2 min read
Carl-Wilhelm Vogel could lose his position at the University of Hawai‘i Cancer Center if the currently proposed state budget is signed by Governor David Ige.
Trump Proposes Significant Cuts to NIH for 2021 Budget
Jef Akst | Feb 11, 2020 | 2 min read
The president’s request for next year’s federal budget includes a 7 percent drop in funding for the National Institutes of Health and reductions for other science agencies.
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Alaska Governor Cuts $130 Million for University of Alaska System
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 1, 2019 | 2 min read
Mike Dunleavy vetoes funding that would have made up 40 percent of the university system’s total budget.
Brazil’s Researchers Criticize Budget Freeze
Catherine Offord | Apr 9, 2019 | 2 min read
Scientists have attacked the government’s spending policies after it locked down nearly half of the money that had been allocated for science funding.
Proposed Federal Budget Slashes Funds to EPA, CDC
Diana Kwon | Feb 12, 2018 | 2 min read
Funds for the NIH and NSF would stay flat, while some agencies, including the FDA and NASA, would see increases.
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The Scientist Staff | Feb 11, 2018 | 1 min read
Ashley Yeager, TS associate editor, explains the possible ramifications of cutting the CDC's Prevention and Public Health Fund.
Cuts to Prevention and Public Health Fund Puts CDC Programs at Risk
Ashley Yeager | Feb 9, 2018 | 3 min read
Reductions from the budget passed today and a $750-million shift of funds to the Children’s Health Insurance Program add pressure to public health initiatives, including immunizations and outbreak responses.
DOE-Sponsored Oak Ridge National Laboratory to Cut 100 More Jobs
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 14, 2018 | 1 min read
Previous layoffs affected research areas including climate change and fusion energy.
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