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The big picture: Title IX’s limits exposed by major study of sexual harassment in sciences

Geoff Marcy
Astronomer Geoff Marcy was accused of harassment at Cal-Berkley in 2015. Photo: Niklas Halle'n/AFP via Getty Images

Sexual harassment is a pervasive problem in science and academia, and it's going to take a cultural shift to stop it, according to a new study released from the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine.

Between the lines: The study paints a bleak picture of scientific institutions' culture and treatment of women. It affirms the longstanding argument that Title IX regulations don't go far enough to protect women and prevent harassment, and shows that a cultural shift needs to take place to solve the issue.