Biology / life sciences

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.

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.

Theologian whose views on evolution differed from his church loses tenured job

Theologian who wrote of ability of Christians to embrace evolution loses his tenured position at Northwest Nazarene U. -- and his supporters aren't accepting the university's explanations.

Med schools are a target for universities seeking prestige and new revenues

Several prominent universities, driven by revenue and prestige concerns, are building or merging with medical schools at a furious pace.

Cornell and Technion's win in New York competition reflects desire to grow urban ties

Cornell's victory in New York City competition, and its intense desire to win, show the importance of urban ties for the future of research universities.

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