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TXEXplainer: 85th Legislative Budget Proposals

As the 85th Texas legislative session picks up, the Senate has proposed a bill to cut funding to higher ed across the state. But what does that mean for UT-Austin?...

 
 

Sipping From the Well: Understanding the Permanent University Fund

This week, Texas senators have been getting down to business determining how they’ll fund state universities for the next two years. With rising tuition costs...

 
 

Poll: Majority of Texans Believe Student Debt is a ‘Major Problem’

Most Texans believe student loan debt is a “major problem” according to a statewide poll released Tuesday. The poll, commissioned by the Texas arm of...

 
 

Alumni Champion UT for Longhorns on the Hill

Clad in their best burnt orange attire, alumni took to Capitol Hill on Wednesday for the second annual Longhorns on the Hill event. Higher education issues such...

 
 

Regents Amend Campus Carry Rules

After a new campus carry law goes into effect next month, UT-Austin faculty and staff will be allowed to ban guns from their offices, the UT Board of Regents ruled...

 
 

Supreme Court Affirms UT’s Use of Race in Admissions

In a 4-3 vote Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that UT-Austin may continue considering race in admissions decisions—putting an end to an eight-year legal...

 
 

TXEXplainer: Tuition Set-Asides

It’s been called vital aid for middle-class families, a hidden tax, and Robin Hood pricing. Lawmakers are arguing over whether to do away with it, but many...

 
 

As States Cut Funding, Public Universities Rethink Budgets

Only 12 percent of UT-Austin’s funding comes from the state, down from 47 percent in 1984, part of a nationwide trend. According to the American Academy...

 
 

Fenves Adopts Campus Carry Recommendations

UT-Austin president Greg Fenves announced Wednesday that he has adopted the 25 policy recommendations for implementing Senate Bill 11, or campus carry. In December,...

 
 

Judge Throws Out Regent’s Suit Against Chancellor

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a University of Texas System regent against his own CEO. The suit by Regent Wallace Hall against Chancellor William McRaven...

 
 
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