Researchers Praise Bill Clinton's Record

In his home state and here, they cite the presidential candidate's inclination and aptitude for nurturing science The prospect of Bill Clinton as president--should scientists be concerned? Robert Wright, an environmental scientist who has worked in the Arkansas state university system under Clinton's governorship, says no. "Bill Clinton is a strong friend of the applied sciences," claims Wright, a professor of biology at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. "He is acutely aware of w

Ron Kaufman
Jun 7, 1992
In his home state and here, they cite the presidential candidate's inclination and aptitude for nurturing science
The prospect of Bill Clinton as president--should scientists be concerned?

Robert Wright, an environmental scientist who has worked in the Arkansas state university system under Clinton's governorship, says no.

"Bill Clinton is a strong friend of the applied sciences," claims Wright, a professor of biology at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. "He is acutely aware of what science is needed to foster economic development, and he supports it."

University of Arkansas physical chemist Jim Hinton, who has received state funding, agrees, saying: "He's been a friend to me. Bill Clinton was very helpful in getting matching funds for a spectrometer I use for my research."

If Clinton wins the Democratic presidential nomination at the convention in New York City next month, all eyes will be focused on his record in Arkansas--a...

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