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Cross-post: In lopsided vote, U.S. science academy backs move to eject sexual harassers

2 May 2019, 19:00 UTC
Cross-post: In lopsided vote, U.S. science academy backs move to eject sexual harassers
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U.S. National Academies of Sciences"Breaking with their 156-year history, members of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS) today voted overwhelmingly in favor of amending the elite organization’s bylaws to allow ejection of members who breach the group’s new Code of Conduct, which outlines offenses including sexual harassment. Historically, membership in NAS has been an honor conferred for life." In a recent article in Science, Meredith Wadman discussed the vote which occurred this week at the NAS's annual business meeting. This vote only polled those who attended the meeting and is not final. All academy members will be given the opportunity to vote in the coming months.Read more about the background of this change and the happenings of the meeting here:https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/04/lopsided-vote-us-science-academy-backs-move-eject-sexual-harassersMany others have covered this story including Nature and The Verge.

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