American Universities Group votes to expel Nebraska

For the first time in its 111-year history, an organization made up of the nation’s leading research universities has voted to oust one of its members, the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, reports the New York Times. The ouster by the prestigious and prominent group, the Association of American Universities, was particularly painful to Nebraska since the university was one of its earliest members, admitted in 1909. But for several years, Nebraska has lagged behind most others on the criteria for membership–primarily competitive research financing and the share of faculty in the National Academies, which issues policy reports and advice…

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