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“Americans are not that special,” Denis Wirtz, vice provost for research at Johns Hopkins University, said about the country’s embrace of populist political messaging during the 2016 election. But if researchers can’t clearly come up with answers for colleges’ contributions to society, others will.

“The current administration is providing easy answers, such as ‘Let’s cut indirect costs,’” he said, referencing proposed cuts to overhead costs needed to support research that have been widely panned by the science leaders and were rejected in a draft of a House of Representatives appropriations subcommittee bill.

“It’s a mistrust of universities, and I think compounding factors are high-cost universities, graduates going into the work force and not finding jobs, and for-profit universities that have really created all kinds of issues.”

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