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  • Inside Higher Ed

    The Shutdown’s Lingering Effects on Research

    The longest-ever federal shutdown may be over, putting a stop to financial bleeding for many research universities covering the costs of ongoing research, but colleges across the country aren’t declaring victory. The deal reached between congressional Democrats and the White House last week means at least a three-week reprieve from the shutdown.

  • Campus Technology

    Government Shutdown Puts Pressure on University Research

    The longest-ever federal government shutdown is huge concern to universities that get funding from the National Science Foundation, the U.S Department of Agriculture and NASA. After Congress passed a continuing resolution to reopen these agencies and others on Jan. 25, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities expressed its disappointment that all federal government agencies […]

  • Science Magazine

    End of U.S. shutdown won’t mean return to business as usual for research agencies

    The longest U.S. government shutdown in history may soon be over, at least temporarily. But researchers shouldn’t expect their favorite federal research agency to be back to normal anytime soon. “Scientists will need to be patient,” warns Sarah Nusser, vice president for research at Iowa State University in Ames. “You’re not going to get all […]

  • Inside Higher Ed

    End of Government Shutdown and Higher Ed

    Science and higher education groups praised the agreement between Congress and President Trump to end the government shutdown, but cautioned that any resumption of a shutdown would be damaging. A statement from Peter McPherson, president of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, noted that the deal only covers the next three weeks, leaving key […]

  • Auburn Plainsmen

    There’s always a domino effect:’ The impacts of the federal shutdown on Auburn research

    As the partial federal government shutdown continues, Auburn University could soon begin feeling more serious effects. Grant proposals won’t be processed. New awards will be delayed. Funds may run out. And the University won’t be able to invoice for some federal projects. Negotiations between President Donald Trump and Congress have been at an impasse for […]

  • Onward State

    Penn State Joins Association Of Public And Land-Grant Universities In Access And Affordability Initiative

    Penn State has joined 129 other public universities in a five-year Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) access and affordability initiative. Over the next five years, Penn State and its cluster of other Big Ten Academic Alliance Schools, including Indiana and Rutgers, will be studied to examine access and affordability measures that can be […]

  • Roanoke Times

    Government shutdown has caused headaches at Virginia Tech, would get worse if it drags on

    As the longest partial federal government shutdown stretches into its fourth week, it’s being felt more in higher education. Virginia Tech is no exception. About a third of Tech’s more than $500 million research portfolio is impacted by the partial government shutdown because the money comes from agencies that are currently shuttered.

  • Chronicle of Higher Education

    The Government Shutdown Is Reaching Historic Territory. Here’s What That Means for Higher Ed.

    The University of Arizona has a grim message for professors on its website: If the partial government shutdown stretches on, the impact on research and science will only grow. New funding? Don’t count on it. Payment on existing grants? On pause. Peer-review of pending grant applications? Postponed.

  • Campus Technology

    College Researchers Impacted by Federal Shutdown

    While the U.S. Department of Education is still funded under the current federal government shutdown, college and universities who rely on funding from the National Science Foundation, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Institute of Standards and Technology, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Geological Survey are currently impacted.

  • Inside Higher Ed

    Charter School Program Steps In to Fill Gaps in College Aid

    Knowledge Is Power Program charter schools have built a national reputation for sending disadvantaged students to college, but that success didn’t always translate into students actually graduating from college. Money shortages and gaps in financial aid, even relatively small ones, often got in the way and forced students to either temporarily take time off from […]

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