Criticism of Donald Trump has become a get-out-of-jail-free card for sexist and cowardly academics

Angie NMNH

The scientific community has unwittingly allowed Trump to lower the bar for acceptable conduct.

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Reflecting on the Values I was Raised With

Allison Mayle, PhD

In the past week or so, I’ve been reflecting a lot on how I was “taught” to be a woman in our society, and how that relates to being …

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Writing for 2018? It's sooner than you think. You need a workshop. (Mentors, you can also COACH a workshop!)

The Edge for Scholars

The National Research Mentoring Network is running state-of-the-art workshops this spring to get you ready for early 2018 submissions.

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Sunday Long Reads: Alternative Science Facts , Health Disparity Fixes and Winners!

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Has everything gone to hell in a handbasket? Find out what's worth a second look this third week in January.

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The Achievement Habit for Science: Ladies, Don't Hold Back

Britney Lizama, B.S.

Sometimes highly competent people doubt themselves far too often. And too often, that doubt holds them back from succeeding.

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Women and URMs, Peer Review Needs You. Here's Why and How to Get On That.

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

UPDATED! Awesome update on our call for URM and women reviewers: After lots of awesome feedback and 63 folks signing up, its clear that trainees and PIs turned out in droves. …

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FFS: Faculty Dispairty, Violence and Starvation

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

I've decided to reup my efforts at bringing some important news you might have overlooked this week in a feature known as Forefront Friday Stories (FFS). This week's news is …

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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 …

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If I'm a Minority Recruit, Is It Tacky to Point Out There are No Other Minority Faculty?

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Around the Twitter world today, a kindly trainee had been offered an awesome job (woot!). BUT, and there's always a but,  there were no other minority hires in their department/…

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The Rube Goldberg Experiment of Hiring Underrepresented Minorities and Harassment of Women in STEM Must End

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Rube Goldberg was a  Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist known for introducing the most complex systems of parts to solve simple problems. Like Zacks Red Bull, Easter egg, Connect Four, locomotive fueled …

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