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  • The New York Times

    Senate Weighs Investing $120 Billion in Science to Counter China

    An expansive bill that would pour $120 billion into jump-starting scientific innovation by strengthening research into cutting-edge technologies is barreling through the Senate, amid a rising sense of urgency in Congress to bolster the United States’ ability to compete with China.

  • Bloomberg

    Schumer, GOP to Test Bipartisan Possibilities With China Bill

    An effort in the Senate to ramp up federal support for U.S. research and development in the aim of better competing with China heads toward an initial vote on Wednesday, posing a test of lawmakers’ ability to bridge sharp partisan differences across most of the congressional agenda.

  • The Hagstrom Report

    Large coalition calls for repair of federal ag research facilities

    A coalition of more than 350 agriculture organizations led by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, SoAR, and the National Coalition for Food and Agricultural Research today called on Congress to allocate $11.5 million to repair dilapidated research facilities at colleges of agriculture. In a letter to the chairs and ranking members of the…

  • Chronicle of Higher Education

    Teaching: Giving Students ‘Time and Space’ to Process

    The DFW rate — the share of students who receive a grade of D or F or withdraw — in gateway courses has emerged as an important metric. DFW rates are correlated with progress to graduation. They can also be an important gauge of equity: In general, DFW rates are higher for first-generation students, students…

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