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Research advocates push back on Trump proposal but don't see imminent cuts to university research in Congress

Lawmakers show renewed interest in examining how reimbursements for federally funded research are made to universities but don't yet endorse dramatically lower flat rate outlined in Trump budget.

Omnibus budget deal maintains programs hit with drastic cuts in Trump budget

In restoring year-round Pell Grants and boosting research and other programs targeted for major cuts in White House's 2018 blueprint, 2017 budget deal suggests Congress's disinclination to embrace Trump approach.

March for Science participants say why they rallied

Academics, graduate students and others brave the cold and rain in Washington Saturday to rally for science and research. Participants told Inside Higher Ed why they joined the event.

University researchers and scientists make rare political engagement over fears about federal role

Cautioning that the event is not an anti-Trump protest, supporters of the March for Science plan to take a more vocal role in advocating for support of research and inquiry.

Working paper finds little return on investment from online education

New paper casting doubt about the merits of online education raises concerns, but also questions from researchers who say it is "seriously flawed."

Greenpeace investigation alleges that climate change skeptics are for hire by industry

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Greenpeace investigation alleges that academic supporters of fossil fuels are willing to pen industry-friendly research for a fee.

Big ideas-oriented science is exciting, but will recent initiatives live up to the hype?

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Big, ideas-oriented research is exciting, but will recent, costly initiatives live up to the hype?

House committee draws criticism again for proposed cuts to social sciences

Bill to set spending targets for science agencies has modest overall increases, but cuts for social sciences and energy research.

Budget proposal includes increase in research funding

President Obama's 2016 budget proposal includes nearly across-the-board increases for research, with heavy focus on biomedical sciences, climate change, advanced manufacturing and STEM education.

How College of New Jersey rethought faculty work with student success in mind

How the College of New Jersey reimagined what professors can do.

 

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