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US: Scripps ends merger talks with USC

US: Scripps ends merger talks with USC | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Faculty revolt seems to have sunk a plan to bail out cash-strapped research institute.

 

The marriage is off. Officials at the Scripps Research Institute announced yesterday that they’ve called off discussions with the University of Southern California (USC) on a possible merger. The two institutions began exploring the idea of partnering last month. But a bitter revolt from Scripps faculty seems to have scuttled the talks. (...) - by Robert F. Service, Science, 10 July 2014

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US: USC considers acquiring Scripps Research Institute

US: USC considers acquiring Scripps Research Institute | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

As federal funding tightens, nonprofit organizations discuss unusual merger.

In an unexpected announcement yesterday, the University of Southern California in Los Angeles revealed it may be acquiring or merging with the Scripps Research Institute. Scripps, a major nonprofit biomedical research hub based in San Diego, California, issued a joint statement with the university, telling U-T San Diego that they were “discussing the possibility of a relationship that would enhance the missions of both institutions.” The article cites anonymous sources who say funding woes at Scripps motivated the possible merger—namely, increasing competition for funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). (...) - by Kelly Servick, Science, 17 June 2014

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