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NYU Defends Against Backlash Over Potential Hire
Hundreds of the school’s faculty, students, and trainees are protesting its consideration of David Sabatini, who left his previous posts after alleged sexual misconduct.
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NYU Defends Against Backlash Over Potential Hire
NYU Defends Against Backlash Over Potential Hire

Hundreds of the school’s faculty, students, and trainees are protesting its consideration of David Sabatini, who left his previous posts after alleged sexual misconduct.

Hundreds of the school’s faculty, students, and trainees are protesting its consideration of David Sabatini, who left his previous posts after alleged sexual misconduct.

ABOVE: Keenan Lacey

MIT

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MIT Graduate Students Vote to Unionize
Catherine Offord | Apr 7, 2022
Plans to form a union affiliated with the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America were approved by a vote of 1,785 to 912.
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CRISPR Patent Ruling Favors Broad Institute
Jef Akst | Mar 1, 2022
The US Patent and Trademark Office has once again decided that the institute has priority over the University of California and collaborators regarding intellectual property rights for CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing in eukaryotes. But the fight over the technique isn’t over.
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Cell Biologist David Sabatini Fired for Sexual Harassment
Shawna Williams | Aug 22, 2021
The researcher, known for his work on the mTOR signaling pathway, is no longer with MIT’s Whitehead Institute or HHMI following an investigation into his conduct.
MIT Unveils Program to Help Grad Students Find a New Adviser
Lisa Winter | Mar 9, 2021
Graduate student advocacy groups were central to designing the program, which provides a semester of funding if a trainee needs time to find a new mentor.
Cell Biologist Angelika Amon Dies at 53
Max Kozlov | Nov 4, 2020
A “larger than life personality,” Amon devoted her career to studying the cell cycle and aneuploidy. Her research has shaped the field of cancer biology.
Ibrahim Cissé’s Tools Provide a Lens to Watch RNA Production
Jef Akst | Sep 1, 2020
The MIT physicist has demonstrated the importance of clusters of RNA polymerase and other transcription mediators in regulating RNA production.
Luis Alvarez Aims to Heal Wounds with Tissue-Regenerating “Paint”
Shawna Williams | Jul 13, 2020
The bioactive coating tethers restorative proteins to implanted tissues and fosters new growth, animal studies suggest.
Cracking Down on Cancer: A Profile of Owen Witte
Diana Kwon | Apr 1, 2020
Through his studies on cancer-causing viruses, the University of California, Los Angeles, professor has helped develop lifesaving treatments.
Switch Master: A Profile of Barbara Meyer
Diana Kwon | Jan 13, 2020
Working with bacteriophages and nematodes, the University of California, Berkeley, molecular biologist uncovered a role for genetic switches in early development.
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Massive Philanthropic Infusions Announced for US Universities
Shawna Williams | Dec 3, 2019
A total of more than $1 billion will go to institutions including the Cleveland Clinic, Duke University, and branches of the University of California.
New Woes for MIT Media Lab
Ashley Yeager | Sep 24, 2019
Researchers say the Open Agricultural Initiative promoted a high-profile project with misleading claims, and documents show it violated state environmental regulations.
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Universities Grapple with Donor Behavior
David Adam | Sep 4, 2019
The Jeffrey Epstein scandal has focused attention on funding of higher education institutions by patrons with disgraceful behavior.
More Scientists, Institutions with Links to Jeffrey Epstein
Catherine Offord | Aug 27, 2019
Researchers continued to meet and accept funding from the wealthy donor even after he was convicted of sex crimes in 2008.
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Researchers Quit MIT’s Media Lab over Jeffrey Epstein Money
Kerry Grens | Aug 22, 2019
Two scholars resign after learning that their employer accepted donations and investments from the billionaire and alleged serial pedophile who recently died by suicide in jail.