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Eric S. Lander, the founding director of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, is worried that no one seems to be arguing about what needs to be done to ensure America's position as the world's leader in science and technology.
Maria T. Zuber, vice president for research at M.I.T., writes that amid the turbulence in Washington, "It’s easy to miss the fact that part of what’s at stake is America’s dominance in science, engineering, and innovation."
Rebecca Blank, chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Brad Schwartz, CEO of the biomedical Morgridge Institute for Research in Madison, wrote in support of basic science in this commentary published by The Hill.
The Presidents of Yale and the University of Texas at Austin argue that the nation must do more to help to low-income students attend America's best colleges and universities.
Ronald J. Daniels, president of Johns Hopkins University, explores the history and rationale of indirect costs for university research, and addresses criticisms of the reimbursement in this commentary published by "Issues in Science and Technology."
Kent Fuchs, president of the University of Florida, and Mariana Castro, a UF senior majoring in biology, urge policymakers to allow undocumented young Americans protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program "to continue pursuing their dreams here in America."
Samuel L. Stanley, president of Stony Brook University, argues that high school students and their families should consider opportunities for social mobility when applying to college, not arbitrary college rankings.
Mitch Daniels, president of Purdue University, argued in an opinion piece for The Washington Post that the campaign against modern agricultural technology, most specifically the creation of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), "is the kind of foolishness that rich societies can afford to indulge."
Morton Schapiro, president and a professor of economics at Northwestern University, identifies four myths about safe spaces on college campuses in this commentary published in the Opinion section of The Chicago Tribune.
Michael A. Fitts, president of Tulane University, said higher education leaders could use help from parents with the growing problem of alcohol and drug abuse on campus in this opinion piece for Fox News.