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An outside view of Bascom Hall on the campus of the University of Wisconsin on Oct. 12, 2013 in Madison, Wis. (Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)MoreCloseclosemore
An outside view of Bascom Hall on the campus of the University of Wisconsin on Oct. 12, 2013 in Madison, Wis. (Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Public universities in the Midwest have conducted some of the country's most important research, leading to scientific and technological breakthroughs. And funding cuts to these universities can carry major economic impacts.

Jon Marcus (@JonMarcusBoston), higher education editor for The Hechinger Report, joins Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson to discuss how universities support their communities.

This segment aired on November 1, 2017.

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