February 16, 2011
Texas' fiscal crisis - and it is a crisis, no matter how some state officials portray it - presents a challenge for those who want to spend money to create research incentives for higher education.
State Sen. Bob Duncan, R-Lubbock, has filed Senate Bill 557, with the aim of creating a funding distribution formula for universities admitted to the National Research University Fund. The idea, of course, is to help Texas Tech University achieve Tier One status as national research institutions. The University of Texas and Texas A&M University - which includes West Texas A&M - already have