As Shutdown Drags On, Frustrations Mount for Humanities Researchers

Lydia Daniller

Benjamin Wurgaft, an intellectual historian affiliated with MIT, says that "in the nightmare scenario in which none of this money is forthcoming," he will have to leave academe.
October 16, 2013

Benjamin Aldes Wurgaft doesn't have an Antarctic research project or a government-backed lab to pack up because of the government shutdown, now two weeks old. An intellectual historian with an interest in biotechnology and food studies, Mr. Wurgaft…

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