News & Opinion
Top 10 Innovations
Cell & Molecular Biology
Disease & Medicine
Ecology & Environment
Genetics & Genomics
Pharma & Biotech
Image of the Day
Dartmouth Professor Investigated for Sexual Misconduct Retires
Shawna Williams | Jun 16, 2018
Todd Heatherton had groped students, according to allegations, and was facing termination.
University of Rochester Faces Lawsuit for Mishandling Sexual Harassment Case
Shawna Williams | Dec 11, 2017
The nine plaintiffs allege the university’s actions put women at risk.
Academics Criticize University of Rochester’s Handling of Sexual Harassment Case
Shawna Williams | Nov 15, 2017
An open letter from hundreds of faculty members in the U.S. and abroad declares they won’t encourage students to pursue education or careers there.
Dealing with Unethical or Illegal Conduct in Higher Education
Anna Azvolinsky | Nov 1, 2017
Investigations into cases of wrongdoing by professors are increasingly in the public eye. But are colleges and universities doing enough to deal with the problem?
USC to Fire Former Medical School Dean
Diana Kwon | Jul 24, 2017
Carmen Puliafito, once a renowned ophthalmologist and professor, engaged in illicit drug use and partied with prostitutes.
Tenure Under Attack in Two More States
Joshua A. Krisch | Jan 17, 2017
Proposed legislation would eliminate academic tenure at public universities in Iowa and Missouri, echoing a move that has already gutted such permanent posts in Wisconsin.
AAUP Champion Dies
Jef Akst | Jan 26, 2016
Jordan Kurland, associate general secretary of the American Association of University Professors, has passed away at age 87.
New Scripps Research Institute Leadership
Jef Akst | Sep 20, 2015
The nonprofit institution names a new CEO and president.
Scripps’s President Steps Down
Kerry Grens | Jul 23, 2014
Following widespread disapproval among faculty members, Scripps’s Michael Marletta resigns his post.
Opinion: Making Room for Rising Stars
Brad Fenwick | Sep 4, 2013
Dealing with the delicate matter of retirement for aging academics