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President Mary Sue Coleman writes about how universities are creating new tools to guard research against threats to national security and competitiveness
Mitch Daniels, President of Purdue University, wrote an article which highlights the importance of flexibility of the higher education community as it addresses the threat of the novel coronavirus.
Last week, Harvard University President Lawrence S. Bacow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology President L. Rafael Reif, and Stanford University President Marc Tessier-Lavigne wrote an op-ed to outline the importance of “drastic action” to protect the health of our nation, including the efforts of America’s leading research universities.
This profile of Mitch Daniels centers on Purdue’s tuition for in-state students, which has been frozen at $10,000 for seven years, and Daniels’ efforts to “change the culture” of finance in higher education, “bringing market pressures to bear on processes that had never faced them before.”
Interim Stony Brook University President Michael Bernstein writes about how higher ed institutions can align the work of faculty and students with the needs, goals and interests of their communities
This essay provides a brief contextual history of AAU's effort to improve the effectiveness of undergraduate STEM education at member campuses and delineates the specific goals of this initiative.
Northwestern University President Morton Schapiro and former Lewis & Clark College President Barry Glassner together wrote an op ed exploring the challenges of serving students of all backgrounds.
AAU President Mary Sue Coleman and APLU President Peter McPherson published an op-ed discussing the importance of balancing our nation’s national security with the openness and international collaboration of university research.
President Mary Sue Coleman discusses the balance between security and an open, free, and thriving scientific enterprise in Science Magazine.
Federal investment is crucial for encouraging basic scientific research — the bedrock for the applied research that has transformed our lives