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A Tax That Would Hurt Science's Most Valuable — And Vulnerable

Grad students are the engines of America's scientific and technological prowess — with an amazing return on investment, says professor Adam Frank.
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As the tax bill moves through Congress, an issue has risen that hits dangerously close to U.S. efforts in science.

The problem focuses on a provision that would tax graduate students for tuition waivers that universities set up long ago. These waivers were meant to foster advanced education in the sciences and elsewhere. The change in the tax law would mean graduate students would be hit with whopping tax bills for "income" they never received. For more on the proposed changes and reaction to them go, and .

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