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Web Date: July 22, 2014

Scripps’ Leader Michael Marletta Resigns

Change at top comes after faculty opposed talks of merger with USC
Department: Science & Technology | Collection: Life Sciences
News Channels: Biological SCENE, Organic SCENE
Keywords: Scripps, Marletta, resignation

Scripps Research Institute President and CEO Michael A. Marletta has resigned from the institute after a heated conflict with the faculty over a proposed merger with the University of Southern California.

Scripps announced on June 13 that it had begun talking with USC about a possible alliance that might inject needed funding into the financially shaky institute.

Scripps faculty vigorously opposed the partnership, saying in a June 20 . . .

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