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Fears Mount Over Detention of Academics Who Traveled to China

Several Chinese academics working overseas have disappeared or been detained on return to China as the country’s leaders expand national security laws.

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National Science Foundation Expands Mentoring Requirements to Bolster STEM Pipeline

Under a newly adopted policy, the independent federal agency now requires mentoring plans for all graduate students involved in NSF-funded research projects.

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Defense Department Cuts 13 of its Language Flagship Programs

Linguists are concerned about the implications the elimination of these programs may have on foreign relations.

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Academic Librarians Oppose Plan to Eliminate Key Federal Data

The U.S. Department of Education proposes ending collection of library data from main higher ed database, citing budgetary and workload concerns. Librarians fear much would be lost.

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Researchers ‘Shocked and Disappointed’ After NSF Budget Cuts

Despite the CHIPS and Science Act’s authorization to double the National Science Foundation’s budget by 2027, Congress reduced the agency’s budget by 8 percent this year.

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Universities Oppose Federal Plan to Bolster Research Misconduct Oversight

The Office of Research Integrity is considering stronger regulations for institutional investigations of alleged research misconduct. Universities say it’s too prescriptive.

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The 2024 Federal Budget for Colleges, Researchers and Students

Most federal programs important to higher education will see little to no increase in support.

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Lawmakers Side With Universities Against Proposal That Could ‘Chill’ Research Partnerships

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is considering allowing government agencies to seize patents of high-priced, federally funded inventions.