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Trouble in Paradise
It's an annual rite of passage for
college studentsacross the country, the
pilgrimage to exotic destinations for
Spring Break. But awild week of fun
and games can turn into more than
Spring Breakers bargained for when
plansgo awry./Pagel10
In search of a clue
In what half century did the Civil
War occur? What are the capitals of
China and Canada? Believe it or not,
some college students can't answer
these basic questions. /Page 12
It's big time, baaaby!
March Madness is back. Coaches
and players sayjust making it to the
Final Four is the pinnacle of their
careers. And if the fans at Duke have
anything to say about it, their Blue
Devils will return again./Page22

KERRY SOPER, UTAH STATESMAN ,TAH STATE L
Corporatefunding alters thefac ofacademia
By KRISTI MCDOWELL Corporate Cash in the Lab
TheLumberjack,Northern ArizonaU. Research has long been the driving force of colleges an

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In 1989, Scheffer C.G. Tseng, a researcher at a Harvard-affiliated
eye clinic was testing an experimental medicine on patients. But
Tseng also held 530,000 shares in a company established to promote
the drug. And before he released data showing the medication was
ineffective, he cashed in his stock.
The incident sent shock waves throughout the world of research.
Big business had begun to invest big dollars in research. And the
potential forbig trouble surfaced.

universities, a multi-hillion dollar industry supplying thc lifeblood to
undergraduate education and services. All told, universities and
colleges received more than $16 billion for research in 1990.
And now businesses have joined the spending spree. Ipdustries
and corporations injected $1.14 billion into research and develop-
ment in the nation's schools in 1990, more than double the total five
years before. Buoyed by guaranteed tax write-offs, corporations have
begun to make university laboratories their own private scientific
See RESEARCH, Page 27

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