I Killed the Chili Pepper on Rate My Professors

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Rate My Professors has finally given up the notion that students should be evaluating professors on how they look. Time was up.

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When Polite Isn't Going to Cut It: Calling Out Everyday Sexism at Conferences

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

What do you do when you are at an academic meeting and see the only woman on a panel not being given a chance to speak? If you're Marilee Talkington, you speak up and become an internet superhero.

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Title IX Isn’t Working: Nine Necessary Actions to End Sexual Harassment Culture in STEM

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Imagine your lab throws you a party for your upcoming wedding. Fun, right? Now imagine your boss handing you a large, vivid and anatomically distinctive sex toy. At the University of Arizona, this is what Dr. Timothy Slater did. He also asked his female grad students to teach without underwear, have a threesome with him […]

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A Beginner's Guide for Addressing Sexual Harassment in Academia

Needhi Bhalla, PhD

Suggestions for how scientists, specifically male scientists, can undermine the alienating culture of sexual harassment that exists in STEM.

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NIH Diversity/Minority Supplements for Your R01

Rebecca Helton, MA

These are the easiest, and perhaps most rewarding, grants you'll ever get. Learn how.

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Not that Kind of Job Offer: Tales of Negotiation

Pipette Protagonist, PhD

Spoiler: Negotiate like your academic future depends on it. It does.

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Females in Basic Sciences Get Seriously Screwed in Startup Packages. Knowledge is Power, So Plan Your Ask Accordingly.

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

As people begin developing their applications for fall job listings, be keenly aware that there are huge gender gaps in how much money women get in their start up packages. Use this information to know what you need and get it.

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Are Your LGBTQ Trainees Safe: Thoughts on Life Post Orlando

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Today’s massacre in Orlando of unarmed patrons of a gay nightclub in Orlando is sickening, stunning and all too personal for many of us in academics. Earlier today, I received a Facebook status alert letting me know a trainee in my lab, Pouya Ameli, was safe. I struggled to process what this meant but found […]

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Multi Year Study Reveals Significant Bias Against Women in Grant Review

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

When panel's took a 'science first' approach to ranking grants, women fared as well as men. But that's not how it's done.

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NSF Just Made It A Lot Harder for Universities to Harbor Harassers

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

NSF has made a major change in how universities must report on Title IX violations. The question is, will NIH follow suit.

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