A Wave of Graduate Programs Drops the GRE Application Requirement
The standardized test normally required for graduate school entrance in the US is being dropped by an increasing number of science PhD programs, amid concerns about diversity and the test's predictive value.
UC Terminates Subscriptions with World's Largest Scientific Publisher in Push for Open Access to Publicly Funded Research
As a leader in the global movement toward open access to publicly funded research, the University of California is taking a firm stand by deciding not to renew its subscriptions with Elsevier. Despite months of contract negotiations, Elsevier was unwilling to meet UC's key goal: securing universal open access to UC research while containing the rapidly escalating costs associated with for-profit journals.
The Game is Changing: How Two Years of Trump Has Energized the Science Community
Two years into the Trump administration the damage done to science is significant but it would have been far worse without thousands of scientists and their allies calling out attacks on science and detailing the consequences of these attacks for public health and safety.
Federal Shutdown Includes Agencies That Are Key Supporters of University Research
Grant checks from NSF and other funders won't go out. Meetings on grant applications won't take place. Impact will grow with length of standoff. Trump threat on border with Mexico alarms some Texas campuses.
Climate Change Poses Major Threat to U.S., New Government Report Concludes
Climate already affecting communities, and effects will get worse without action. The new report is designed to be “policy relevant,” but does not make specific policy recommendations, federal officials associated with the U.S. Global Change Research Program noted.
This year, more candidates with degrees in science, medicine and engineering ran for Congress than ever before. Of the nearly two-dozen new candidates in this crop, at least seven won seats in the House of Representatives.