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  • Research and Development World

    Four senators reintroduce legislation to support U.S. research community impacted by the pandemic

    Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Gary Peters (D-Mich.), and Susan Collins (R-Maine) today introduced the Research Investment to Spark the Economy (RISE) Act to authorize nearly $25 billion in support to U.S. researchers who have been impacted by the pandemic.

  • Boston Business Journal

    Another $97 billion? Putting higher ed’s latest request for Covid-19 relief in context

    Fresh off a $23 billion round of federal stimulus — on top of the roughly $14 billion already received last spring — higher ed’s lobbyists are back for more, some $97 billion more to be precise. That’s the latest dollar request to come from colleges and universities desperate for more financial backing as they weather […]

  • Inside Higher Ed

    Schools of Agriculture Need Substantial Building Upgrades

    Facilities at many schools of agriculture are in desperate need of repair, according to a study from the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities released Thursday. Schools of agriculture that are authorized for funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture need a combined $11.5 billion in repairs and renovations to their buildings and supporting facilities.

  • Inside Higher Ed

    Top Higher Education Post

    In nominating James Kvaal to be under secretary of education — the nation’s top official on policies affecting colleges and universities — the Biden administration has selected a longtime education policy expert who has focused on increasing access for low-income and other underrepresented students.

  • Science Magazine

    Biden breaks new ground with science team picks

    In picking a science team of prominent researchers who have extensive knowledge of the federal government, President Joe Biden has signaled that science would play an elevated role in his administration. At a 16 January press conference, Biden formally introduced mathematician and geneticist Eric Lander to be both director of the White House Office of […]

  • Chemical and Engineering News

    Immigration stays prominent—with an attitude change

    President Joe Biden has honed in on immigration reform as one of the keystone issues for his new administration, a move that has clear fans in the science community. On his first day in office, Biden issued several executive orders halting curbs on immigration instituted by former president Donald J. Trump.

  • The Brookings Register

    Dunn: Proud of accomplishments in challenging times

    “This will go down in the history of the University as one of the most challenging times that we’ve had,” said South Dakota State University President Barry H. Dunn in a recent interview with The Brookings Register.

  • Chronicle of Higher Education

    The Heavy Cost of an Empty Campus

    Well before Covid-19, Ed Walton, a top finance official at the University of South Carolina, would convene colleagues to plan for the future. Pressured by lower state appropriations, the university needed to expand enrollment and reduce costs. But over the years, the conversations would sometimes spin out to extreme hypotheticals. What if students didn’t show […]

  • Inside Higher Ed

    Land-Grant Universities Tell Congress They Lost $17 Billion During Pandemic

    The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities’ 199 public research universities have lost $17.7 billion in revenues during the pandemic and had to spend another $3.1 billion to take safety measures last fall. However, they have only received $5.7 billion in help from the CARES Act and the COVID relief package approved in December, the […]

  • Inside Higher Ed

    Pandemic’s Fall Financial Toll Adds Up

    The pandemic presented an enormous financial challenge for colleges and universities this past fall as they reopened online or in person. Institutions large and small had to cough up money for expenses related to COVID-19 testing, personal protective equipment and online learning resources. At the same time, they were bleeding tuition, housing and auxiliary services […]

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