by Nick DeSantis
summary by Carnegie Perspectives
"A group of more than 160 university presidents and chancellors on Wednesday sent a letter to President Obama and Congress urging them to increase investments in research and higher education in order to close what they called an “innovation deficit” that they said was harming the economy. The effort was guided by the Association of American Universities, the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities, and the leaders of their member institutions. Their letter appears as an advertisement in Politico, a newspaper in Washington, D.C. The article is in The Chronicle of Higher Education."