Science policy

Proposed Cutoff of Medicaid Funds

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U.S. plan would strip teaching hospitals and medical schools of $1.8 billion in federal matching money for graduate medical education.

Unlikely Bedfellows

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FBI reaches out to colleges to promote the security of academic research within an open system.

'Tight' Bill, Modest Gains

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Less than two weeks after the House Appropriations subcommittee for education programs delivered a major potential boost to the maximum Pell Grant and the National Institutes of Health, the mirroring Senate panel delivered significantly less in its own 2008 spending bill Tuesday.

Momentum for Open Access

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Legislation requiring NIH-supported research to be online and free is on fast track, encouraging those who want that requirement for all federally supported research.

Science Bill Ready for Passage

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House and Senate negotiators reach compromise on measure authorizing increased research spending and new education programs.

Where the Federal Research Funds Flow

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Hopkins retains first spot. New data show top recipients for black colleges (Hampton), Hispanic-serving institutions (Texas Health Sciences) and tribal colleges (United Tribes).

Real-Dollar Decline for Academic R

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For first time in nearly 25 years, federal support for university research in 2006 fell, when adjusted for inflation.

Update on FBI-College Relations

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation's National Security Higher Education Advisory Board shines (a little) light on its efforts.

Female Faculty and the Sciences

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Congressional panel considers recruitment and retention issue, while Stanford study examines impact of low female participation on undergraduate math, science and engineering majors.

'Science and the University'

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The importance of science to the American university extends well beyond research or teaching. As a new collection of essays demonstrates, science is central to the economics of the modern research university, the mission of universities (as seen by those who run them and politicians), and the make-up of the academic workforce.

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