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Low Pay, Pension Cuts Prompt Largest University Strike in UK History
More than 70,000 staff members from 150 universities are set to strike later this month, marking five consecutive years of academic protests in the country.
Low Pay, Pension Cuts Prompt Largest University Strike in UK History
Low Pay, Pension Cuts Prompt Largest University Strike in UK History

More than 70,000 staff members from 150 universities are set to strike later this month, marking five consecutive years of academic protests in the country.

More than 70,000 staff members from 150 universities are set to strike later this month, marking five consecutive years of academic protests in the country.

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Clinton Cave Investigates How Brain Cells Communicate
Andy Carstens | Sep 1, 2022 | 3 min read
The Middlebury College neuroscientist explores enzymes that affect brain cell development and neurodegeneration.
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Columbia University Student Strike Ends with Tentative Deal
Catherine Offord | Jan 10, 2022 | 2 min read
In a contract that still needs to be ratified by union members, the university has agreed to boost student pay and allow for independent arbitration in cases of alleged misconduct and discrimination.
Research Slated for Fall Will Stumble Without Undergraduates
Amanda Heidt | Aug 10, 2020 | 4 min read
Junior faculty in particular may lose ground as undergrad students remain barred from university labs.
Amidst Uncertainty, Flexibility Is Key in Higher Ed, Faculty Say
Abby Olena, PhD | Jul 1, 2020 | 8 min read
Life sciences professors and other staff make contingency plans for more coronavirus-related disruptions in the coming school year.
Cal State University to Conduct Most Classes Online this Fall
Catherine Offord | May 13, 2020 | 2 min read
The public university system in California joins a number of colleges planning a virtual semester to minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19.
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Scientists to Join Teens in Global Climate Strike
Emma Yasinski | Sep 19, 2019 | 3 min read
Those who plan to participate say communication is critical to researchers’ role.
STEM Profs’ Views on Intelligence May Affect Student Outcomes
Carolyn Wilke | Feb 15, 2019 | 2 min read
Students, especially racial minorities, tend to perform worse when professors believe intelligence is fixed
Duke Professor Urged Chinese Students to Speak English
Carolyn Wilke | Jan 28, 2019 | 2 min read
In an email, biostatistics professor Megan Neely warned students of “unintended consequences” from speaking their native language on campus. She has since left a leadership post.
Examining Grad Student Mental Health
Abby Olena, PhD | Nov 1, 2018 | 8 min read
Some academic institutions are beginning to complement the work of student organizations in addressing mental health problems in graduate school.
Image of the Day: Flock of Algae
The Scientist Staff and The Scientist Staff | Mar 21, 2018 | 1 min read
Volvox barberi actively organize themselves into large colonies that optimize space.
Final GOP Tax Bill Won’t Ding Graduate Students
Shawna Williams | Dec 14, 2017 | 1 min read
A provision to tax tuition waivers was dropped during the reconciliation process.
Oklahoma De-funds Science Fair
Kerry Grens | Apr 12, 2017 | 2 min read
Students launch a fundraising campaign to rescue the event, which was a casualty of budget cuts to the state’s education department. 
Opinion: A Role for Community Science Clubs
Cal Allen, Robert Collins, and Barbara Schulz | Jul 28, 2014 | 4 min read
How retired scientists can enhance science education where they reside
Teenager Unearths Dino Fossil
Bob Grant | Oct 23, 2013 | 1 min read
A high-school student makes an unprecedented duck-billed dinosaur find in Utah.
Off the Track
Erin Weeks | Sep 9, 2013 | 2 min read
An eight-year study finds freshman benefit more from adjunct-taught classes than those led by faculty in the tenure system.
Fly-Wrangling and Undesirable Snacks
Kate Yandell | Sep 3, 2013 | 2 min read
A humorous Twitter hashtag helps paint a picture of what science initiation rituals might look like.
Biologists Not Welcome
Beth Marie Mole | Sep 28, 2012 | 2 min read
Proposed legislation that sought to offer green cards to foreign STEM students excluded those in biology.
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