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Is Tier One Worth It For UNLV?

UNLV is pushing to be a Tier 1 Research University. Supporters of the effort say it will help lure top of the line professors to Nevada's largest institution of higher learning. But are the costs worth it? And will the investment pay off? We talk to an economic expert that says probably not.

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Robert Lang, Director Brookings Mountain West
John Valery White, UNLV Provost John Valery White
Professor Alan Sanderson, University of Chicago
Sethuraman “Panch” Panchanathan, senior vice president of the Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development for Advancing Research, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development at Arizona State University

Thursday, April 3, 2014