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January 17, 2021
One spring 2020 report found that 38% of students at four-year universities were food-insecure in the previous 30 days.
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ASBMB joins amicus brief
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ASBMB joins amicus brief

August 26, 2020

Society and other nonprofits raise concerns about racial profiling by federal investigators and prosecutors’ attempts to criminalize administrative errors.

Science-related legislation to watch
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Science-related legislation to watch

August 19, 2020

One bill would provide $26 billion in emergency funding for agencies that support research; another would protect against foreign influence in research.

We are here because we choose to be
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We are here because we choose to be

July 23, 2020

Five months into a pandemic with arguably the world’s worst response, the United States can no longer take the easy way out and blame only politics for our downfall. We’re to blame, too.

NSF foreign influence probes net nearly two dozen
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NSF foreign influence probes net nearly two dozen

July 15, 2020

Meanwhile, feds charge Ohio State researcher with fraud and drop theft charges against Emory professor.

U.S. seeks to kick out and ban foreign students
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U.S. seeks to kick out and ban foreign students

July 08, 2020

Harvard and MIT sue government to stop rule change targeting F-1 and M-1 visa holders at or heading to institutions offering only online courses this fall because of COVID-19.

NIH struggles to address sexual harassment by grantees
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NIH struggles to address sexual harassment by grantees

July 01, 2020

While the agency has made progress with intramural cases, it has been less successful with extramural ones.

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What the Supreme Court's DACA ruling means for undocumented students and the colleges and universities they attend
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What the Supreme Court's DACA ruling means for undocumented students and the colleges and universities they attend

June 27, 2020

At least for now, hundreds of thousands of students can stay in school without facing new hardships.

When leaders choose self-interest over science, the consequences are deadly
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When leaders choose self-interest over science, the consequences are deadly

June 26, 2020

As a result of the Trump administration’s actions and inaction, Ben Corb writes, the U.S. was late to adopt a testing protocol to help track and slow the spread of COVID-19.

NIH continues to investigate scientists’ foreign ties
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NIH continues to investigate scientists’ foreign ties

June 26, 2020

The agency has investigated 189 scientists suspected of violating NIH policies and has found a majority of them guilty of failing to disclose foreign affiliations.

Bill would reform NSF and plant innovation hubs nationwide
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Bill would reform NSF and plant innovation hubs nationwide

June 17, 2020

The Endless Frontier Act would rename, add a directorate to and pump up to $100 billion in new funding into the agency. It also would fix the uneven distribution of jobs and capital concentrated now in just a few cities.

Election and pandemic complicate appropriations
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Election and pandemic complicate appropriations

June 10, 2020

Find answers to questions you probably have about the process, including how the NIH will fare.

On equity, power and responsibility in academic research
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On equity, power and responsibility in academic research

June 09, 2020

The glacial pace at which many universities have diversified belies a supposed commitment to valuing the Black community and what it brings to the institution.

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