Gary Balas, a professor of aeronautical engineering at the University of Minnesota, tells MPR’s Brett Neely what effect sequestration-related budget cuts are having on researchers’ work:
“You end up spending much more of your time chasing money and less time doing the research.”
The U says it’ll lose more than 5 percent of its research budget because of the cuts, and the Mayo Clinic is projecting a drop of more than 8 percent.
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Alex Friedrich reports on higher education issues for MPR News. Among the stories he has covered: the fall of the Berlin Wall, aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, 2003 Moscow suicide bombing and 2004 presidential elections in the Republic of Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s in European political economy from the London School of Economics.