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Universities ask to be included in federal stimulus

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Representatives from 36 different institutions of higher learning, including three Big 12 Conference schools, asked President-Elect Barack Obama on Tuesday to consider the needs of higher education in any stimulus plan.The letter ran as an advertisement in the Tuesday editions of The New York Times, Washington Post and Boston Globe.It included signatories representing the University of Colorado at Boulder, the University of Nebraska and the University of Texas system. KU did not sign on to the letter."As Congress and the Executive Branch consider an economic stimulus initiative, it is critical that any legislation include a substantial investment in states and their educational systems, particularly public higher education," the letter reads. "That investment initially should focus on infrastructure: building essential classroom and research buildings and equipping them with the latest technologies."

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Steve Jacob 6 years ago

Congress had to know once the first bailout was approved, they opened the floodgates, right?

d_prowess 6 years ago

I am not sure about how I feel about this yet, but I agree with srj. It seems like EVERY DAY another group is coming out and making a case for why it needs money. One one hand I don't blame them because if there is free money to be had and it will help their business/school, go for it; But on the other hand, when is enough, enough...

tir 6 years ago

Consumer1, the article states that KU did not sign onto the letter.

Kyle Reed 6 years ago

Come on tir, you don't expect people to read the article before they comment do you? That hasn't ever been a requirement before, why start now?

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