Barbara's Blog contains blog posts and speeches from AAU President Barbara R. Snyder on prominent and emerging issues facing research universities and the broader higher education community.
Congress should avoid misguided attempts to tax nonprofit funds that support scholarships and research known as college endowments.
The student debt crisis is real – but America’s leading research universities are part of the solution
The “CHIPS and Science Act” will help us maintain our competitive edge in the global science race – but its important initiatives must be funded.
The “Building Civic Bridges Act” Is One Helpful Way to Encourage Connection in Our Increasingly Divided Country
As Congress finalizes USICA and America COMPETES legislation, polling shows Americans broadly and strongly support funding research to maintain our scientific and economic competitiveness
The America COMPETES Act must retain provisions designed to attract and keep international STEM talent.
AAU Universities Are Among the Nation’s Leaders in Serving Rural Populations
To observe Black History Month, President Snyder recounts the work and careers of a few brilliant Black scientists to illustrate why the best science requires ensuring the best minds are in the room.
New guidance from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy to federal agencies on implementing National Security Presidential Memorandum 33 (NSPM-33) is encouraging for America’s scientific research enterprise
International students and scholars enrich our nation’s educational system, our culture, and our scientific research enterprise in ways that are impossible to overstate.