UNC research centers in budget crosshairs

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Source: Greensboro News & Record

The UNC Board of Governors should try to cut $15 million from the budgets for university research centers and policy institutes and spend the money somewhere else.

But this seemingly simple directive has touched off a tug-of-war between the universities and its governing board over the issue of what, if anything, faculty members and students should do outside the classroom.

At issue are the 240 centers and institutes operated by the state’s 16 public universities. These centers are free-standing entities that run research and community projects, often coordinated among multiple university divisions. Many are financed by grants from federal or state governments or foundations.

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