Infrastructure

Zeynep Pamuk

Zeynep Pamuk and the Case for Creating Science Courts

In her new book, “Politics and Expertise: How to Use Science in a Democratic Society,” Zeynep Pamuk outlines new directions that she believes the relationship between science and politics might take, rooted in the understanding that scientific knowledge is tentative and uncertain.

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Equality Smatters

The incoming president of the Linguistic Society of America reflects on his own primary education and how public education across the nation tends to perpetuate the class structure.

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Has COVID Created a ‘Lost Generation’ of Early Career Researchers?

A year ago the potential impact of COVID-19 on precarious early career researchers (ECRs) looked bleak. Reporting on findings from the longitudinal Harbingers 2 project, David Nicholas suggests the effects of COVID-19 on ECR researchers have been varied internationally. Where pressures from the pandemic have been felt most acutely, particularly in the UK, US and France, it has often aligned with perceptions of ongoing structural issues within academia.

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Academic Freedom Can Clash With Employers’ Rights in U.S.

First Amendment law in the United states generally prohibits the government from restricting individuals’ right to speak freely. But the First Amendment rules that apply to the government when it limits the speech of its own employees are much more government-friendly, allowing greater restrictions of those workers’ speech.

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