THE podcast: US higher education after the midterms

THE’s editorial team discusses the HE issues that Democrats will focus on at state and national levels – and a former congressional candidate calls for more scientists to become politicians 

November 16, 2018
Washington D.C.
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Democrats won back 34 seats in the House of Representatives and won control of seven more state governorships. But will Democrats be able to overcome partisan gridlock on key HE issues? And is it time for scientists to take up arms and join the political battle to protect truth? 

Times Higher Education’s North America editor Paul Basken joins Sara Custer to talk about what impact the Democratic victories in the midterms will have on universities. Plus, Harvard scientist Eric Feigl-Ding talks about his run in the Pennsylvania congressional race. 

See more of THE’s coverage of the US midterms:

US midterms: the academics who tried to switch to politics 

US midterms: House win gives democrats critical leverage on HE

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