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Panel Says More Money, Fewer Rules Are Best Ways to Stay Ahead of Pack

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Science  22 Jun 2012:
Vol. 336, Issue 6088, pp. 1491-1492
DOI: 10.1126/science.336.6088.1491

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The U.S. higher education establishment couldn't be happier with a new report that repeats what it has said for years: Research universities are powerful engines of innovation for the U.S. economy. But it may be extremely hard for fans of those schools to persuade state and national legislators to approve the additional fuel that the report says is needed to keep that engine running smoothly.