Research

The New Size of Critical Mass

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U. of Rochester plans major expansion, reflecting the shift of small research universities away from small.

Reviewing the Reviewers

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Professor starts blog to examine institutional review boards and how, in his eyes, they hamstring the humanities.

Vote Postponed on Tobacco Research Ban

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After contentious debate on academic freedom and manipulation of research, U. of California regents punt.

Stem Cell Silence

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The University of Minnesota resists playing in a cultural tug of war -- yet is squarely stuck in the middle.

Calculating the Tobacco Taint

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U. of Virginia researchers aim to prevent teen smoking -- with $25 million gift from Philip Morris. Does the end justify the means?

Best Practices in Undergrad Research

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New book offers examples of successful research initiatives at colleges across the country.

Open Up, Mr. President!

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New bill would nullify Bush's 2001 restrictions on the release of presidential documents.

Pork Spending Drops Drastically

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Watchdog group says this year's dip in Congressional earmarks, a controversial funding source for research initiatives, was a fluke.

Promoting Competition in Ag Research

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Senators and scientists consider ways to shift more funds to peer review and away from formulas.

Are Public Universities Losing Ground?

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Data suggesting big edge in faculty research output at private institutions is questioned, but seen as emblematic of evidence yet to come.

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