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MRC Lead Apologizes Following Bullying Allegations
In a statement issued by UK Research and Innovation, stem cell biologist Fiona Watt said she was devastated to learn of the impact of her actions and behavior on colleagues.
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MRC Lead Apologizes Following Bullying Allegations
MRC Lead Apologizes Following Bullying Allegations

In a statement issued by UK Research and Innovation, stem cell biologist Fiona Watt said she was devastated to learn of the impact of her actions and behavior on colleagues.

In a statement issued by UK Research and Innovation, stem cell biologist Fiona Watt said she was devastated to learn of the impact of her actions and behavior on colleagues.

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NAS Considers Expulsion of Two Scientists for Sexual Harassment
Catherine Offord | Apr 14, 2021
The National Academy of Sciences is reviewing complaints about astronomer Geoffrey Marcy and geneticist Francisco Ayala, who left their academic positions following investigations at their institutions.
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Scientists Report Stress, Bullying, and Harassment in New Survey
Amy Schleunes | Jan 15, 2020
The results shed light on a research culture that encourages “unkind and aggressive conditions.”
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Scientific Societies Update Policies to Address #MeToo
Diana Kwon | Sep 25, 2019
Many organizations work to confront sexual harassment at conferences.
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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.
University of Adelaide Investigates Ancient DNA Lab
Ashley Yeager | Jul 23, 2019
An external consultant will review the work environment of the institution’s Australian Centre for Ancient DNA, led by evolutionary molecular biologist Alan Cooper.
Harassment Common for National Institutes of Health Employees
Catherine Offord | Jun 13, 2019
More than 20 percent of survey respondents said they had experienced some form of harassment within the last 12 months.
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Students Sue University of Alaska over Professor’s Misconduct
Kerry Grens | May 20, 2019
Twenty current and former students claim anthropologist David Yesner sexually harassed them and that the college didn’t take action until years after the complaints started.
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Archaeologists Ask Society for Harassment Policy Change
Kerry Grens | Apr 16, 2019
Researchers want to avoid a situation from last week in which a professor, banned from his university for substantiated sexual misconduct claims, showed up at the Society for American Archaeology conference.
Vanderbilt Professor on Leave After Sexual Assault Allegations
Ashley P. Taylor | Nov 1, 2018
Only after the accusations appeared on Twitter did Vanderbilt suspend neuroscientist David Sweatt.
NSF Unveils New Sexual Harassment Policy
Catherine Offord | Sep 21, 2018
The measures include, in specific cases, terminating awards for researchers who have been found guilty in investigations by their institutions.
Yale Prof Gets Endowed Chair Four Years After Harassment Finding
Kerry Grens | Aug 30, 2018
Fellow faculty members aren’t happy about it.
Cancer Geneticist Quits After Harassment Allegations
Kerry Grens | Jul 17, 2018
Accusations that Nazneen Rahman bullied employees at the Institute of Cancer Research in the U.K. stretch back 12 years.
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Dartmouth Professor Investigated for Sexual Misconduct Retires
Shawna Williams | Jun 16, 2018
Todd Heatherton had groped students, according to allegations, and was facing termination.
Wellcome Trust Makes Reporting Harassment Mandatory
Diana Kwon | May 4, 2018
The UK-based biomedical research charity says researchers or institutions that fail to report misconduct will risk losing grants.
Salk Institute Suspends Cancer Scientist Inder Verma
Ashley Yeager | Apr 23, 2018
The prominent researcher has been put on administrative leave pending an investigation into unspecified allegations.
Study Digs into Sexual Harassment During Fieldwork
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 17, 2017
Ambiguous rules and absent consequences are linked to harassment.
Student Fights Harassment with Wikipedia
Jef Akst | Mar 10, 2016
Every time Emily Temple-Wood receives an inappropriate email, she writes a Wikipedia entry about a woman scientist.
NSF Calls for Harassment Prevention
Tracy Vence | Jan 27, 2016
The National Science Foundation reiterates its commitment “to eradicate gender-based discrimination in science” with a statement geared toward the institutions it funds.
Female Anthropologists Harassed
Jef Akst | Apr 15, 2013
A new survey finds a high incidence of sexual harassment and rape among women doing anthropological field work.