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Sarina Neote
October 29, 2020
ASBMB responds to Trump administration’s proposed restrictions on student and scientist visas
Trump administration seeks to limit duration of stay and impose other restrictions on foreign scientists and students.
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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
Editorial

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.

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

Young, nonbinary and bisexual employees were most likely to experience harassment.
Survey: 1 in 5 NIH workers were sexually harassed in past year

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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
Diversity

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.

When relations with China worsen, science suffers
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When relations with China worsen, science suffers

June 03, 2020

Legislation introduced in Congress and a presidential proclamation aim to restrict student and research visas for Chinese graduate students.

Ex-Emory neuroscientist pleads guilty;  fired Cleveland Clinic geneticist arrested
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Ex-Emory neuroscientist pleads guilty; fired Cleveland Clinic geneticist arrested

May 20, 2020

Department of Justice continues to pursue scientists who fail to disclose ties to China’s Thousand Talents Program.

3 volunteering guidelines to heed during the coronavirus pandemic
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3 volunteering guidelines to heed during the coronavirus pandemic

May 05, 2020

A volunteering expert offers guidance on how to help at a time when you might need to keep your helping hands to yourself.

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