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Public Research Universities

Research and Innovation: The U.S. Risks Getting Left Behind

Dr. Ricardo Azziz | Posted 12.14.2014 | College
Dr. Ricardo Azziz

"Just as energy is the basis of life itself, and ideas the source of innovation, so is innovation the vital spark of all human change, improvement and...

Major Threats To Our Research Universities | SEN. LAMAR ALEXANDER and HUNTER RAWLINGS III | 12/16/12 9:19 PM EST | Posted 02.16.2013 | College

Consider for a moment how many of us have benefited from U.S. research universities' advances in antibiotics, X-rays or transistors -- and how many mo...

Public Research Universities in Crisis: It's Not Just Virginia

Hunter R. Rawlings III | Posted 09.05.2012 | College
Hunter R. Rawlings III

Universities are not businesses, but they must be run more efficiently. They are not vocational schools, but they must send their students into the world prepared to be both strong citizens and capable workers. And they must continue to be centers of discovery and scholarship.

How American Research Universities Spend Their Money

Bob Samuels | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Bob Samuels

Ironically, many of the budgetary forces at universities work to drive up tuition costs and lower educational quality; and most of the reasons for this strange combination have to do with compensation.

Academic-Community Mentorships: An Entrepreneurial Approach to Undergraduate Education

Dr. Rick Cherwitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Dr. Rick Cherwitz

With tuition rising, many are concerned with containing the cost of higher education. As important as this is, shouldn't we also focus on ways to maximize the benefits of a college education?

Creating Engaged Public Research Universities

Dr. Rick Cherwitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Dr. Rick Cherwitz

Taking the admonition for engagement seriously, we can devise collaborative methods for integrating universities' massive intellectual capital with the resources of the community.