Senator Tom Harkin, an Iowa Democrat, is calling on Iowa State University to end restrictions on agriculture-related research at a new public policy institute named for Harkin at Iowa State University, The Des Moines Register reported. Harkin said that the restrictions violate academic freedom, and that he might ask to have his name removed from the center if the measures aren't lifted. The university has said that the new institute must coordinate all agriculture-related research with Iowa State's Center for Agricultural and Rural Development. Faculty members involved in the new institute say that this requirement could limit their work, and some see the requirement as a way to assure that research agendas are consistent with those of the state's major agriculture industries, which support the Center for Agriculture and Rural Development.
- Private college in Iowa gives itself to the University of Iowa rather than be forced out of business
- Quick Takes: Iowa Faulted in Sex Assault Case, Overdue Degrees for Freedom Riders, Rules for Retiree Hires, Next Frontier of Print on Demand, CUNY's Science Boost
- Quick Takes: Anger Over Ouster of a Law Dean, New Campus in San Francisco, Michigan State Wins $550M Physics Facility, New Iowa Policies on Sexual Assault, Minimal Impact From Frozen Fund, Higher Ed Wants Its Stimulus, British Boycott of Israel Dies
- Promoting Competition in Ag Research
- Quick Takes: Next Step on Anthropology Ethics, More Fallout in Iowa, Alabama Bars Undocumented Students, No Date Yet on NRC Grad Rankings, Help for Iraqi National Library, College Apologizes for Typo, Graduation Surprise
Search for Jobs
Popular Job Categories