NSF Raises Alarm Over Falling State Support for Research Universities

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The U. of Colorado is among institutions that have had to look for private support and cost-saving innovations to deal with sharp declines in state support. Above, Sewall Hall, the oldest residential facility on the university's Boulder campus.
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All but seven states cut their per-student support for major public research universities over the past decade, the National Science Board said Tuesday in a report depicting the cutbacks as a threat to the country's long-term economic health.

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