October 14, 2013
Far Away in Antarctica, Washington's Impasse Snarls Research and Careers
After two weeks, the federal government's shutdown may have caused more worry than actual damage in the world of higher education. In its third week, however, the harm is becoming very real for hundreds of faculty members and students.
In an early sign of what may await their counterparts as the nation's political impasse slogs on, many scientists associated with the country's Antarctic research program—which relies on active federal support for access to the remote and barren