Seven Texas schools seek tier-one status

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Holly K. Hacker of The Dallas Morning News has a story about Texas universities seeking to be “tier-one” institutions. As Hacker explains, “tier-one” universities are “where researchers make the next big breakthroughs in science or engineering and where top scholars teach the next generation of leaders and problem-solvers.”

Tier-one universities help the economy, attract students and researchers from out of state and encourage students to stay in state for their education.

They also receive “hundreds of millions of dollars in research grants from groups like the National Institutes of Health.”

Hacker is having a live chat at 11:30 central time today (Monday).

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