Universities Warn National Leaders Against Cutting Funds
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University leaders from each state banded together last week to dissuade the nation's political leaders from cutting federal funding.
About 165 university presidents and chancellors signed a letter to President Obama and Congress warning against cutting higher education funding and investments in research while other nations are pouring money into these areas — an issue they refer to as the "innovation deficit."
The letter states reduced university funding would result in adverse consequences, including less-prepared graduates and fewer technological or scientific breakthroughs in the United States.
Members of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and the Association of American Universities (AAU) teamed up to author the letter.
The letter says university research has led to the discovery of inventions ranging from touchscreens to lasers to life-saving vaccines.
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