Are public research universities in peril?
State support for research universities dropped by 50 percent in two states last year
From wire service reportsRead more by Denny Carter
They're the pride and backbone of American higher education, doing essential research and educating en masse the next generations of scientists and engineers. But a new report argues the mission of the country's 101 major public research universities is imperiled by budget cuts amounting to one-fifth of their state funding over the past decade. Read more with registration.