Tier-One Prize Money Bill Passes Texas Senate

After hitting a brief snag, the bill that creates a mechanism for the leaders in the race to become the state's next tier-one university passed the state Senate today.

Seven institutions that are designated as "emerging research universities" — University of Houston, Texas Tech University, University of North Texas, and the University of Texas campuses in Dallas, Arlington, El Paso and San Antonio — have been competing to be designated the state's next "national research university." Currently, that group includes just three universities: the University of Texas, Texas A&M University and Rice University.

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