University leaders call on Washington to close 'innovation deficit'

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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon was among 165 university presidents and chancellors from across the nation to sign an open letter to Congress and President Obama urging them to restore investments in research and education.

In the letter published today in the influential Washington D.C. publication Politico, the national education leaders said that closing what they call the “innovation deficit” – the widening gap between needed and actual investments in research and education – must be a national imperative.

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