Elite Group Admits Georgia Tech; Who’s Next? | Paul Fain | The Chronicle of Higher Education | 30 April , 2010
The article discusses the admission of the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) to the invitation-only Association of American Universities. It notes that Georgia Tech commands a major share of federal research dollars and is considered among the most prestigious of U.S. research universities. The move means Georgia Tech will be included in important national policy discussions. Additional credible candidates for entry include Boston University, Dartmouth College and Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge. Institutions have left the organization, including Catholic University of America and Clark University, when their missions changed. Benefits of membership include meetings of presidents closed to the press and added prestige, which is helpful in annual rankings.