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Science  29 Jan 1999:
Vol. 283, Issue 5402, pp. 615c
DOI: 10.1126/science.283.5402.615c

A dozen scientists at the Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C. have followed through on their threat to sue the institution, claiming the university's directors ran roughshod over opposition to a new salary policy (Science, 22 January, p. 487). The complaint, filed 15 January, charges that the new policy—which ties salaries more tightly to a researcher's ability to win grants—“abrogated the core principles of tenure at the University and overturned 200 years of tradition in the treatment of Georgetown faculty.” Several campus grievance committees have found in favor of the protesters over the last year. But university officials say they played by the book in overriding the rulings and implementing the new policy last July. A D.C. Superior Court judge could hear opening gambits as early as April.

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