Small Research Institutes Trade Freedom for Survival

Kevin Ma for The Chronicle

Jonathan Gitlin, a senior scientist at the Marine Biological Laboratory of Woods Hole: “Independent 
research institutes are great, but in some ways they are also a thing of the past.”
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A year ago, the faculty governing board of the 126-year-old Marine Biological Laboratory of Woods Hole, Mass., on the verge of the busy summer research season on Cape Cod, gathered for an emergency meeting with a terminal purpose: to vote itself out...

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