careers
Opinion: Taxable Tuition = Trouble for Graduate Students
Opinion: Taxable Tuition = Trouble for Graduate Students
Patricia M. Lawston, Michael T. Parker | Nov 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.
Gender Disparity in Science Publishing Among PhD Students
Gender Disparity in Science Publishing Among PhD Students
Katarina Zimmer | Nov 9, 2017
A new survey finds a consistent gap between men and women across numerous fields of science.  
Washington State University Researchers Complain of Industry Influence
Washington State University Researchers Complain of Industry Influence
Kerry Grens | Nov 6, 2017
Agriculture faculty members allege funding from industry organizations is tied to their employment status.
Ten-Minute Sabbatical
Ten-Minute Sabbatical
The Scientist Staff | Nov 1, 2017
Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.
University of Chicago Graduate Students Vote to Unionize
University of Chicago Graduate Students Vote to Unionize
Abby Olena | Oct 27, 2017
The university’s administration tried unsuccessfully to stop the vote.
German Scientists Resign from Elsevier Journals’ Editorial Boards
German Scientists Resign from Elsevier Journals’ Editorial Boards
Diana Kwon | Oct 18, 2017
These researchers join around 200 research institutions that have cut ties with the publishing giant to support the ongoing push for open access and favorable pricing.
Study Digs into Sexual Harassment During Fieldwork
Study Digs into Sexual Harassment During Fieldwork
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 17, 2017
Ambiguous rules and absent consequences are linked to harassment.
New Dean of USC Medical School Fired
New Dean of USC Medical School Fired
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 6, 2017
Rohit Varma’s termination, following the recent resignation of his predecessor over misbehavior, came as the Los Angeles Times prepared to report on a 2003 sexual harassment case.
Scientists Fear DACA Cancellation
Scientists Fear DACA Cancellation
Jef Akst, Shawna Williams | Sep 4, 2017
Some researchers are at risk of job loss and even deportation if Trump decides to end a program that allows undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children to obtain work permits. 
Opinion: Tales from the Nonacademic Career Path
Opinion: Tales from the Nonacademic Career Path
Anna Kriebs | Sep 3, 2017
Graduate students from The Scripps Research Institute share how they prepared to enter policy, law, biotech, and beyond.