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News Outlets Examine How U.S. Science Might Fare Under Trump Administration

The Atlantic: Who Will Advise Trump on Science?
“In 1976, President Gerald Ford appointed physicist H. Guyford Stever as the first Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). … His current counterpart John Holdren, formerly a professor of environmental policy at Harvard University, has performed the same service for Barack Obama since 2009, together with a 135-person team. And in a few short months, he will hand over his duties to someone else — a new appointee who will become President-elect Donald Trump’s scientific consigliere. Who will that person be? No one knows. … The appointment is crucial — as close to a cabinet-level position in science and technology as exists…” (Yong, 11/18).

Science: Scientists start to parse a Trump presidency
“The surprise election of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States was no less confounding to scientists. And although many researchers were shocked by his public statements and professed policies, they are now scrambling to make the case that research contributes to the prosperity and security of the nation…” (Mervis, 11/18).

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