Colleges stand to lose billions of dollars for research, facilities, and other purposes if Congressional leaders hold firm in their pledge to ban earmarks, the spending that individual members direct to their home states and favorite projects outside of the competitive processes.
President Obama has reached a deal with Republicans that would extend for two years a series of expiring tax benefits, including a research-and-development tax credit and a trio of deductions and credits for college tuition. Under the terms of the compromise, Mr. Obama agreed to a two-year extension of the Bush-era income-tax cuts in exchange for an extension of unemployment benefits and a payroll tax holiday.
Kermit Roosevelt of the Law School comments on the Christmas Village signage dispute.
David Eisenhower of the Annenberg School for Communication is featured for his new book about his presidential grandfather.
Tobias B. Wolff of the Law School says a Pentagon report negates opposition to the repeal of “don’t ask, don‘t tell.”
Five Lessons for Campus Leaders: Academic Freedom, Shared Governance and Tenure at a Historically Black University
Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education offers insight into how to be successful leaders.