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  • How threats to indirect research payments could make universities less willing to gamble on science

    The Chronicle of Higher Education - 04/07/2017

    With the opening this week of its gleaming new $225-million Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex, Northeastern University took what it considered a big but prudent gamble.

    The fast-growing institution sees educational and economic promise in drug discovery, robotics, and national security, and officials expect the futuristic six-story complex to help them compete in all those fields.

    “ISEC will accelerate Northeastern’s momentum,” the provost, James C. Bean, said on Monday at a ribbon-cutting ceremony, “particularly in areas of discovery where we are most likely to achieve eminence.”

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