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Federal funding for Harvard research fell by 5 percent in fiscal year 2014 following federal budget cuts.
Professor Martin W. West urged members of Congress not to lose sight of the positive impacts of standardized testing requirements introduced by the No Child Left Behind Act, which some members of Congress hope to dismantle.
Funding from federal grants fell by 5 percent in 2014, the first full year after sequestration took hold. In the same period, non-federal funding rose 12 percent.
University President G. Faust wrote a letter to the Massachusetts House delegation critiquing an amendment that would roll back a key Obama administration immigration initiative.
Coakley filed a disclosure with the State Ethics Commission on Dec. 22 saying that she was being considered for a fellowship at a university in Massachusetts—people familiar with the plan told the Boston Globe that that university is Harvard.
Menino worked alongside four Harvard presidents and countless University employees assigned to massage Harvard’s relationship with the city. On Thursday, many of those Harvard officials remembered Menino as a unique politician.
Congressman David L. Camp’s tax reform plan could cost Harvard tens of millions of dollars in endowment taxes if passed.
A little more than two weeks after Congress repealed 2013 restrictions imposed on the National Science Foundation’s Political Science Program, Harvard political scientists said that their federal funding is on surer footing.
The spending bill that passed in Congress last week does not do enough to restore funding to scientific research, a University spokesperson said Friday.
Harvard was among dozens of institutions of higher learning to renew and share its efforts to reach out to potential students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds last week.
The Committee may eventually demand that Harvard release data from a study that has been used to justify nearly two decades of Environmental Protection Agency regulations on air pollution.
Enumerating the developments and cures made possible by federal sponsorship, medical researchers warned that a roughly five percent cut to all non-military programs would be devastating to Boston’s hospitals and universities—including Harvard.
University President Drew G. Faust warned that cuts to federal research funding would endanger innovation, the economy, and “intellectual life” in the United States in a speech to the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
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