If my tax dollars were being spent on hard research generating hard scientific data and conclusions, I might be somewhat less offended at this taxpayer waste ("Morgan State warned of problems with its largest research program," June 25). However, Morgan researchers "study" ecosystems in order to develop "media outreach" (public relations) "to engage the public with stories of NASA's space exploration." Fluff! Why not write a book or issue a public service announcement? If President Barack Obama and Congress are looking to trim waste (of course, they are not), start with the University Space Research Program. What Morgan is engaging in is not research, it's "study," something less than serious academics.