Indiana University President Pamela Whitten issued the following statement after the Indiana Republican supermajority legislature approved a new budget in the middle of the night, which excludes the Kinsey Institute from any state funding:
“Indiana University President Pamela Whitten issued the following statement following action from the Indiana General Assembly to adopt a budget that includes language prohibiting state funding for the Kinsey Institute:
“As a premier research institution with a 200-year legacy of impact within our state and around the world, IU is firmly committed to academic freedom. The university is concerned that a provision singling out a specific research institute sets a troubling precedent with implications that could limit the ability of public colleges and universities to pursue research and scholarship that benefits people and improves lives.
IU will conduct a thorough legal review to ensure the university follows state law. The university is committed to the ongoing crucial research and robust scholarship conducted by IU faculty and the Kinsey Institute.”