U.S. universities call for renewed national commitment to research, education

Presidents and chancellors at 164 of the nation’s leading colleges and universities released an open letter to President Obama and members of the 113th Congress, urging them to address the nation’s growing “innovation deficit.” “Investments in research and education are not inconsistent with long-term deficit reduction,” the educators wrote, “they are vital to it.” Brown University President Christina Paxson joined colleagues nationwide in signing the letter.