US: Prestigious universities group ousts NebraskaThe New York Times.
However the university has, for several years, lagged behind most others on the criteria for membership - primarily competitive research funding and the share of faculty in the National Academies. "We have known we were at risk of this for 10 years, and successfully fought off a similar threat in 2000," the university's chancellor, Harvey Perlman, said in an e-mail to faculty and staff announcing what he called the "disconcerting news".
Nebraska's ouster was reported earlier by The Chronicle of Higher Education, along with a decision by Syracuse University to leave the organisation voluntarily. Syracuse has been a member since 1966, and, like Nebraska, was placed on review last autumn.
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