December 17, 2012
Hunt for Federal Funds Gives Classified Research a Lift
Pete Marovich for The Chronicle
More than two generations since university physicists helped win World War II, the marriage of academe and spycraft remains a matter of profound unease.
For some colleges and professors, classified research promises prestige and money. Powerhouses like the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Johns Hopkins University have for decades run large classified laboratories. But most other universities either don't allow such research or conduct it quietly, and in small doses. The