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The #MeToo movement shook up workplace policies in science

SPEAKING OUT U.S. college students have called out sexual harassment (a 2017 protest at Boston University, shown). 2018 saw institutions take action.

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Science is catching up to Hollywood in coming to terms with its own #MeToo moment. In the last year or so, several high-profile scientists left their posts after investigations of sexual harassment allegations.  A report released by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine nearly 18,000 female undergraduate and graduate students surveyed at the University of Texas System, 20 percent of the science students, 27 percent of the engineering students and 47 percent of the medical students said they had experienced sexual harassment from faculty or staff.