Got a peek at some private and proprietary polling data that clearly shows that public esteem for research universities is up sharply. Even to the extent of saying that they are worth the tuition and greater public financial support.
People do tend to feel the personal benefit of science and research more in the context of medical matters, so probably not surprising.
Probably more along the lines of Mitch's New Model, though, where they don't need to be teaching any of that other nonsense- just get the kids ready for good corporate jobs and spit out some quick fixes for the 'rona.
Re: frightening trend
How's your complete surety that the steele dossier is near all proven fact holding up? Any private research on your credibility showing up?
L my ao