Category Archives: University Funding

Reflections on College Admissions Cheating

The cheating scandal on admissions is truly unfair to other student applicants.  But it is far from the only unfairness in the entire scope of inequality and university qualifications and admissions in our country.  Fortunately, in progressive states like California, … Continue reading

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Red State Tax Cuts: The Growth Killers

Red State Tax Cuts: The Growth Killers Tax Cuts claimed to encourage growth. Freeze or lower teacher salaries. Lower support and supplies of schools. Court businesses who want good schools for children of their highly educated staff Businesses also need … Continue reading

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The Educational Background of the US Congress

The Educational Background of the US Congress. I must admit that I am a bit of a conspiracy theorist, which is how scientists try to find common theories behind several anomalous results. I was wondering if there was a conservative … Continue reading

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International College Students in the US

A major increase in American education is the influx of college and high school students from other countries. They help our financing of colleges since they pay tuition at private colleges or a high out-of-state tuition at public universities. They … Continue reading

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The Importance of Indirect Costs to Universities, Hospitals, and Non-profits

The importance of indirect costs to Universities, Hospitals, and Non-profits The NIH 2018 budget was cut 18% for research by claiming that there was a lot of fraud in University use of the funds, justifying the drastic cut of indirect costs from … Continue reading

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Impressions from the March for Science in Washington, DC

Impressions from the March For Science in Washington, DC.   Many of the speakers are young, and they speak with emotion and fervor, which is not something that an old and calm blogger like me. That is what the movement … Continue reading

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NIH Funding Cuts in the Trump Budget

NIH Funding Cuts in the Trump Budget The NIH is under the Department Health and Human Services. H&HS in the OMB’s “America First, Make America Great Again” Budget is scheduled for a 17.9% cut of $15.1 billion down to $69 … Continue reading

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Trump’s Oil Soaked, Stingy, Skinny Budget

Trump’s Oil Soaked, Stingy, Skinny Budget The skinny budget clearly tells us who Trump hates: old people who aren’t rich and are declining, poor and minority youth, smart scientists, and anyone who researches or wants to act on climate change. … Continue reading

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UC Campuses Support Free Speech. Trump is Wrong to Threaten UC Berkeley.

UC Campuses Support Free Speech. Trump is Wrong to Threaten UC Berkeley. Most, if not all, UC campuses have been afflicted with their Young Republicans provocatively inviting racist, misogynist, and anti-Muslim provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos to speak on their campuses, sometimes … Continue reading

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UC Irvine Out-of-State and Foreign Student Enrollment

UC Irvine Out-of-State and Foreign Student Enrollment The three current crises for our students are the status of “dreamers”, of students born here who may have illegal family members, and of students from the seven travel-paused and extreme vetting Muslim … Continue reading

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