Monday, November 08, 2004
UA Still Better Than ASU
Janet Bingham, Vice President for University Advancement confirms what all us wildcats have known for years. She writes in response to several articles noting the failure of Prop 102, which would have let Arizona's three universities share in the profits derived from their research. The Businessman has some great commentary on this issue and I hope he shares it here soon. Nevertheless, the UA continues to be on the forefront of research in many areas that brings grants and funding to the U. During my time at UA, I worked in a chemistry research lab. Each research grant went 50% to the department and 50% to the general fund of the university. Thereby helping the entire campus as well as each specific department. Contrary to some, research and education are not mutually exclusive. In fact, the foundation of knowledge is based on research and the closer you are to the research, the closer you are to knowledge. My educational experience was doubled if not increased logarithmically by my participation with research. The idea is simple, strong research brings strong professors and strong professors improve the educational experience.