Texas Push ‘Em: Betting Big on Research Universities

Texas Push ‘Em: Betting Big on Research Universities | Eric Kelderman | The Chronicle of Higher Education | 26 March, 2010

Lone Star Rising: Texas Looks to Put Its Colleges on Top 1 Texans, it seems, aren’t content with being second in anything. Now the state has set its sights on creating the nation’s premier higher-education system. As esteemed public universities in California and other states have faced major budget cuts, resulting in layoffs, furloughs, and enrollment caps, Texas is setting aside hundreds of millions of new dollars to bolster the research and prestige of its universities.

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