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APLU In The News: January 2022

January 13, 2022
President Joe Biden’s administration last week ordered federal agencies to draft uniform policies describing the outside sources of funding that scientists must disclose when they apply for federal grants, and the penalties for failing to do so. Research groups welcome the directive, but wish it had also specified what kinds of foreign collaborations might get a scientist in trouble.
January 13, 2022
National security concerns about US research increased under President Donald J. Trump’s administration. Its anti-China stance led to restrictions on international collaborations and even prosecutions of academic researchers, often for failure to report Chinese funding.
January 13, 2022
The pandemic has illuminated the challenges facing college students who are low income, first in their family to attend or a member of a racially minoritized group. From affordability to improving the learning environment to supporting students outside the classroom, the long-standing issues facing such students have been magnified. It’s not just hard to afford college. It’s difficult to stay enrolled and learn while juggling a myriad of academic and personal concerns.