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Washington Monthly | The Looming Decline of the Public Research University

by Graham H. Cox — last modified Oct 20, 2017 08:52 AM
But university research is in trouble, and so is an economy more dependent on it than many people understand. Federal funding for basic research—more than half of it conducted on university campuses like this one—has effectively declined since 2008, failing to keep pace with inflation. This is before we take into account Trump administration proposals to slash the National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) budgets by billions of dollars more.

Iraq seizes Kirkuk from Kurds

by JBB — last modified Oct 19, 2017 08:05 PM
... leaving two US allies locked in conflict and bringing end to move for independence | Century-old movement for Kurdish independence suffers a calamitous defeat as military reaction to referendum leads to fall of city | Patrick Cockburn | The Independent (via Znet)

Statement Regarding OPSEU Strike | Canadian Federation of Students

by Graham H. Cox — last modified Oct 17, 2017 03:51 PM
"The Canadian Federation of Students offers its full support for more than 12,000 Ontario public college faculty who are striking for fairness. Today, members of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) are on the picket line calling for equal pay, academic freedom, collegial governance, and more mental health resources."
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