19 mars 2017

Higher ed lobbyists offer continuance, expertise in new political arena

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. In uncertain political times, some higher ed lobbyists say their most important role may be blocking legislation that could harm their client colleges and universities. More...

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28 janvier 2017

Chicago State spends money to lobby state — which isn't giving out money

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Cash-strapped Chicago State University spent about $200,000 over the past two years to lobby state lawmakers, including contracts with consultants closely tied to legislative leaders whose inability to pass a state budget has contributed to the school's financial crisis. More...

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Colleges, universities spend big on lobbyists

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. State universities, colleges and related organizations are spending at least $2 million a year on lobbyists, according to new disclosure records required by the Florida House. More...

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14 décembre 2016

U-turn on anti-lobbying plan for universities, charities

Ministers have dropped controversial plans to gag charities and universities as a condition of receiving public money after widespread alarm from academics and the voluntary sector, write Matthew Weaver and Patrick Butler for the Guardian. Read more...

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26 novembre 2016

Academics aren't lobbyists – so our research changes nothing

The Guardian homeBy . I want my work to influence policy and change lives, but there’s little hope that politicians will even read it. More...

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30 avril 2016

Anti-lobbying clause: ‘no intention’ to apply it to academics

By David Matthews. After months of criticism over potential chilling effect of new rules, campaigners say clarification is ‘good news’. More...

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01 mars 2016

Academics' ability to lobby government under threat from new funding clause

The ConversationBy . There are growing worries in universities that restrictions on the use of public money to lobby the government, initially focused on charities, may have a chilling effect on the independence of publicly funded research. Whether this is ministers’ intention is an open question. More...

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27 février 2016

How Right-Wing Billionaires Infiltrated Higher Education

By . If there was a single event that galvanized conservative donors to try to wrest control of higher education in America, it might have been the uprising at Cornell University on April 20, 1969. More...

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Scientists attack their 'muzzling' by government

The Guardian homeBy. State-funded scientists could be prevented from lobbying for change in their field under Cabinet Office proposals. More...

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The anti-lobbying clause will undermine evidence, policy and the public interest

The Guardian homeBy. A Cabinet Office proposal to ban organisations receiving government funding from using those funds to influence policy threatens to put the brakes on the research impact agenda. More...

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