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Federal Research Is the Key to Solving the COVID-19 Crisis

Now is the time to invest even more in it, write Janet Napolitano and Dr. Carrie L. Byington.

The State of U.S. Science and Engineering

Report finds the U.S. is no longer “the uncontested leader in science and engineering,” as other countries have expanded scientific capacity.

Professor Indicted for Alleged Undisclosed Chinese Links

Kansas professor faces federal fraud charges for allegedly failing to disclose a full-time appointment at a Chinese university held while receiving government research grants. The indictment comes amid rising tension over Chinese scholars and security.

Another Setback to Fetal Tissue Research Under Trump

New NIH requirements create greater barriers for those seeking grants for research involving fetal tissue.

Bills Target Academic Espionage

Congress is paying increasing attention to risk of foreign actors stealing American research. Two new bills take very different approaches to addressing the threat -- and universities much prefer one approach over the other.

Stealing Innovation

FBI director addresses efforts by China to steal academic research and technology. Higher ed groups say they're taking the issue seriously.

Trump Seeks to Ax Humanities Endowment

For third year in a row, he also seeks to kill National Endowment for the Arts. Congress has rejected those proposals in the past.

Academe Must Challenge the Skeptics of Expertise

The more academics seek to inform and shape policy, the more they must confront efforts to undermine their influence, writes Linda Stamato.