“We’re in the early stages of the stratification of public research universities,” said Dan Reed, vice president for research and economic development at the University of Iowa. “The good ones will remain competitive. The rest may decline.”

Cuts in research funding have left midwestern state schools—and the economies they support—struggling to survive

An article in the Washington Monthly by Jon Marcus discusses how cuts in research funding have left midwestern state schools—and the economies they support—struggling to survive.  In support of this, Marcus quotes IRIS PI Bruce Weinberg and other IRIS researchers’ work that “graduates provide an educated workforce that employers need, create jobs themselves by starting their own businesses, and pay taxes.”

Read the Washington Monthly article “The Looming Decline of the Public Research University” »