Obama’s Science Adviser Acknowledges Drawbacks of Stimulus Package for Colleges

USA“Some universities are coming to recognize possible downsides to the promised surge in federal research money. Rules designed by Congress to ensure that the economic-stimulus money creates jobs may mean bureaucratic complications for researchers. And the temporary nature of the spending may leave universities in a longer-term staffing bind. President Obama’s science adviser, John P. Holdren, may not have any immediate solutions to those problems. But he says he’s aware of them and is seeking answers …” (more)

[Paul Basken, Chronicle of Higher Education, 9 April]

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