Harassment In The Sciences
A Proposed New Law Could Help Reduce Sexual Harassment in the Sciences
The Combating Sexual Harassment in Science Act would compel America's science agencies to hold taxpayer-funded labs accountable for harassment.
America's Science Agencies' Sexual Harassment Policies Are Still Super Confusing, an Investigation Finds
A few years into science's #MeToo movement, the government agencies that fund American science are still working on solidifying rules meant to keep harassers from working with students, and to deter harassment in the future.
The Leader of One of America's Biggest Science Agencies Just Signed a 'No-Manels' Pledge
National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins joins men from many fields, both in the sciences and beyond.
The National Academy of Sciences Can Now Kick Out Harassers
The change is a sign of the progress anti-harassment activists have made—and it's been a long time coming.
Francisco Ayala Resigned After a University Inquiry Found Him Guilty of Sexual Harassment. But What Happened to the Federal Grants He Received?
What happens to taxpayer money when scientists are faced with accusations or findings of wrongdoing?
One of the World's Biggest Scientific Societies Just Made It Possible to Strip an Honor From Alleged Harassers
Advocates see this as a concrete signal to the scientific community that bad behavior won't be tolerated.
Inside the Campaign to Strip Harassers of Their Scientific Honors
Some members of the science community are fighting to ensure that a finding of harassment leads to consequences far beyond whatever the university decides—including their removal from the National Academy of Sciences.
Harassment Is Rife in Science Labs—and University Policies Aren't Helping
Meanwhile, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is struggling with its own controversy over whether it properly punishes member harassers.
The National Science Foundation Is Still Months Away From Finalizing Its Policy on Harassers—but It's Enforcing the New Rules Anyway
Scientists found to have harassed colleagues or subordinates are now open to having their NSF grants revoked.