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View Poll Results: Will Texas Tech get a Flagship status
Yes 24 58.54%
No 7 17.07%
Another college will get it 10 24.39%
Voters: 41. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-29-2009, 04:54 PM
 
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Lubbock was lobbying for Texas Tech to get a flagship status do you think it will happen and if so what would that mean for Tech and Lubbock.
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Old 01-29-2009, 05:09 PM
 
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Yes, I think it will happen, weirdly enough because of the football team's most recent season. I have no idea what it would mean for Tech and Lubbock. My son is a Red Raider so I know of the university's efforts to grow the school to 40,000 students. I don't necessarily think that's a desirable thing.
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Old 01-29-2009, 05:09 PM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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No. I think the University of Houston will get it first, though UH has something going against it. A&M is so close by. Some consider it apart of the Houston region (it's in the trade market area).
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Old 01-29-2009, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I have heard that Texas Tech is first in line in Texas to get the flagship status, so yes, I believe it will happen. I think Tech would gain much more prestige and it's academics would improve dramatically.
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Old 01-29-2009, 08:47 PM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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I've heard UH was further along (from another forum, where there is like a 300 post thread on this same topic).
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Old 01-29-2009, 08:56 PM
 
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What does it mean to get "flaship status?" I thought only one (state public) school will get the flagship status such as University of Florida, University of Alabama, etc. Don't Texas have a flagship school already, which is UT?
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Old 01-29-2009, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Denver
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It may just be because I'm from Lubbock, but I believe Texas Tech deserves it the most. It is the most established school of the ones lobbying for flagship status, and it has been campaigning for it for as long as I can remember. It is already the leading research institute in wind technology, and it is building up a very good medical program (Tech, in partnership with Harvard, has found what may be a cure for AIDS). If asked what the three main universities are in Texas, most people would say UT, A&M, and Tech, with Tech being the one without the flagship status. I think it would really hurt Tech and West Texas in general if it was passed over for this opportunity. It would basically say that the lawmakers don't care about West Texas.
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Old 01-29-2009, 10:27 PM
 
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No. Lubbock doesn't have enough representation in the state government. UH, UTSA, or one of the Dallas schools will get it. They are big cities without flagship universities. State legislatures have already said funding will not happen in the 2009 session. If it does happen in 2011 the funding would probably be divided among 2-3 schools to gain votes. Tech is a good school, but you have to look at the politics.
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Old 01-30-2009, 02:39 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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What the heck is "flagship status?"
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Old 01-30-2009, 12:18 PM
 
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It's the fiscally conservative, logical thing to do, imo.
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