Shoddy Harassment Investigations Are a Stain to Academia

“This is a case about Harvard’s decade-long failure to protect students from sexual abuse and career-ending retaliation.” That is the first sentence of a federal lawsuit filed on February 8 by three graduate students against Harvard University, accusing the university’s officials of enabling abusive behavior by John Comaroff, a professor in the anthropology department. The … Read more

Two Scientists Will Replace U.S. Science Adviser Eric Lander

US President Joe Biden has replaced his disgraced science adviser, Eric Lander, with two scientists who will split Lander’s duties “until permanent leadership is nominated and confirmed”, according to the White House. Alondra Nelson, deputy director for science and society at the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), which Lander led, will become acting director … Read more

Most of Us Combine Personality Traits from Different Genders

How different are men and women really? About 30 years ago, if dating guides are any indication, some people assumed vast differences in personality, with Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus relationship advice. Today, by contrast, certain communities are pushing back against the idea of binary gender, which presents men and women as … Read more