As previous posts noted, for now the Congressional impasse and government shutdown is having only limited effects on higher ed so far.  The effects will increase as time passes without a resolution.

Right now, the prospects of such a resolution are difficult to see.  From the website of the San Francisco Chronicle:

Indiana GOP Rep. Marlin Stutzman said he wanted respect in the budget standoff. Instead, he got ridicule from President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats. Stutzman is being mocked for saying Republicans should get something from the budget standoff — but he doesn’t know what that is. The tea party-backed lawmaker told the Washington Examiner on Wednesday: “We’re not going to be disrespected. We have to get something out of this. And I don’t know what that even is.”  The three-term congressman backtracked Thursday, saying in a statement he had “carelessly misrepresented the ongoing budget debate.”…

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