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“Extreme Inequality” Entrenched in Academic Hiring: Study
The United States gets roughly an eighth of its tenure-track professors from just five institutions, according to an analysis of nearly 300,000 faculty.
“Extreme Inequality” Entrenched in Academic Hiring: Study
“Extreme Inequality” Entrenched in Academic Hiring: Study

The United States gets roughly an eighth of its tenure-track professors from just five institutions, according to an analysis of nearly 300,000 faculty.

The United States gets roughly an eighth of its tenure-track professors from just five institutions, according to an analysis of nearly 300,000 faculty.

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Opinion: Biological Science Rejects the Sex Binary, and That’s Good for Humanity
Agustín Fuentes | May 12, 2022 | 5 min read
Evidence from various sciences reveals that there are diverse ways of being male, female, or both. An anthropologist argues that embracing these truths will help humans flourish.
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Q&A: Psych and Neuro Journals Primarily Edited by American Men
Dan Robitzski | Feb 24, 2022 | 5 min read
The Scientist spoke with University of California, San Francisco, neuroscientist Eleanor Palser about her study’s finding that women, especially those working outside the US, are underrepresented in some areas of academic publishing.
The White House
Eric Lander Allegedly Bullied, Disrespected Staff
Amanda Heidt | Feb 7, 2022 | 4 min read
More than a dozen current and former members of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy have shared details of alleged mistreatment, prompting President Biden’s top scientist to issue a formal apology.
Wellcome Sanger Institute Leaders Accused of Bullying
Jef Akst | Sep 4, 2018 | 2 min read
Several members of senior management at the prestigious UK research center face claims of sexism and mistreatment of staff.
How to Separate the Science From the (Jerk) Scientist
Anna Azvolinsky | May 18, 2018 | 4 min read
A recent toast to James Watson highlights a tolerance for bigotry many want excised from the scientific community.
Notable Science Quotes
The Scientist | Nov 1, 2016 | 2 min read
Nobel's diversity problem, Brexit and science, letters of recommendation skew sexist, and NIH's public perception troubles
NSF Calls for Harassment Prevention
Tracy Vence | Jan 27, 2016 | 1 min read
The National Science Foundation reiterates its commitment “to eradicate gender-based discrimination in science” with a statement geared toward the institutions it funds.
Speaking of Science
The Scientist | Aug 1, 2015 | 2 min read
August 2015's selection of notable quotes
Week in Review: June 8–12
Tracy Vence | Jun 12, 2015 | 3 min read
Sperm from ovaries in mutant fish; somatic mosaicism in humans; #DistractinglySexy
The End of Science Sexism?
Jef Akst | Nov 5, 2014 | 2 min read
A study suggests that, at least in US academia, men and women now receive roughly equivalent treatment in the workplace. The scientific community disagrees.
Speaking of Science
The Scientist | Jan 1, 2014 | 2 min read
January 2014's selection of notable quotes
NYT Changes Sexist Obit for Researcher
Bob Grant | Apr 1, 2013 | 1 min read
After an outcry from the Twittersphere, The New York Times alters the start of an obituary for acclaimed rocket scientist Yvonne Brill.
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