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Perry Signs Law To Help Texas Universities

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

RICHARDSON, Texas (AP) - Gov. Rick Perry today signed into law a
bill that awards seven Texas universities millions of dollars to
help them become top U.S. research institutions.
Perry, who appeared at the University of Texas at Dallas campus
in Richardson, says the money will give the state an edge at a time
when public universities are struggling financially.
UT-Dallas will get matching funds from the state for grants,
scholarships and endowments.
The other six schools are Texas Tech, the University of Houston,
the University of North Texas, UT-Arlington, UT-San Antonio and
UT-El Paso.
Lawmakers and university officials say the new effort will help
the state add 2 or 3 more top research universities within a
decade.
Texas currently has three tier one schools - Texas A&M, the
University of Texas at Austin and Rice University.


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