Academy Reform: Members Have Their Say

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Science  23 Apr 1999:
Vol. 284, Issue 5414, pp. 581
DOI: 10.1126/science.284.5414.581

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PARIS-- Serious concerns about the graying of the French Academy of Sciences have led its president, chemist Guy Ourisson, and others to propose several reforms, including expanding the number of members. To get an idea how controversial these proposals are likely to be, Science conducted a confidential survey--by e-mail, fax, and letter--of all 145 academicians, asking for their position on these issues.