Universities reach into pork barrel with help from friends in Congress

Goodwin, Irwin
April 1989
Physics Today;Apr89, Vol. 42 Issue 4, p43
Academic Journal
Discusses appropriations from Congress to universities for academic buildings and research projects, called `academic pork.' A claim that earmarking funds for science and technology helps spread the money around is now being disputed by a study; Distribution of funds for research and development projects. INSET: Pork high on the 1989 funding menu..


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