August 18, 2013
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Some University of Virginia faculty members are concerned about the school's future direction for research funding.
Provost John Simon recently told the Board of Visitors that U.Va. administrators face hard decisions on research funding.
Simon said he doesn't want to send a message that some research areas are more important than others. But he says the university has to prioritize its spending on research.
Raul Baragiola studies atomic and surface physics. He tells The Daily Progress that it's difficult to say which areas of research will be important 10 or 20 years in the future. He calls the idea of prioritizing funding "worrisome."
Faculty Senate chairman Chris Holstege says he understands the need to prioritize research spending. He says the discussion should involve faculty members.
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