A Regional Public University Scales Back Its Research Ambitions

Lisa DeJong for The Chronicle

Sailen Barik, a chemistry professor at Cleveland State U., shows Provost Geoffrey Mearns a pipetting procedure to analyze a protein. The provost was part of a plan to attract high-profile researchers to Cleveland State, but now budget cuts are hampering that effort.
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Five years ago, administrators at Cleveland State University set their sights on a lofty goal: $50-million in annual research grants. The mid-size regional public institution—overshadowed by dozens of better-known colleges in the state—was hiring...

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