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Sarina Neote
March 03, 2021
The ASBMB is urging Congress to pass immediate, targeted COVID-19 relief for junior scientists. The society recommends that Congress provide an additional year of funding for students and early-career researchers whose grants expired in 2020 before they could complete their training and/or research.
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ASBMB raises concerns about proposed visa changes
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ASBMB raises concerns about proposed visa changes

October 29, 2020

Trump administration seeks to limit duration of stay and impose other restrictions on foreign scientists and students

Survey: 1 in 5 NIH workers were sexually harassed in past year
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Survey: 1 in 5 NIH workers were sexually harassed in past year

October 09, 2020

Young, nonbinary and bisexual employees were most likely to experience harassment.

Pandemic snarls research administration
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Pandemic snarls research administration

October 01, 2020

With data collection slowed and grant applications way up, the pandemic is disrupting the complex, slow-moving NIH funding system. Federal officials and university grant administrators are working to help researchers keep things moving.

Still unclear why university expelled 15 Chinese researchers
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Still unclear why university expelled 15 Chinese researchers

September 23, 2020

The University of North Texas has said only that the decision followed briefings by federal and local law enforcement.

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.

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Can urban universities be better neighbors?

Universities are a significant economic force in American cities. Some leaders are asking how they can use that power to benefit local communities.
Can urban universities be better neighbors?

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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.

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.

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