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Abbott Proposes Diverting Tech Money to Universities

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, BBA ’81, Life Member, is looking to replace a tech startup fund with one that would support university recruitment. On Thursday,...

 
 

TXEXplainer: The Presidential Search

You’ve probably heard that sometime soon the University of Texas will have a new president. Later this spring, the Board of Regents will appoint the 29th...

 
 

Abbott Aims to Add Distinguished Alums to UT Board

The UT System Board of Regents has generated its share of headlines in recent years. On Thursday, Gov. Greg Abbott added another. Abbott, BBA ’81, Life Member,...

 
 

Graduation Czar David Laude on UT’s Latest Grad Rate Numbers

In spring 2011, UT announced it had set the ambitious goal of getting 70 percent of undergraduate students out the door in four years by 2016, instead of the...

 
 

Lawmakers, Regents, and—Aliens?: The Higher Ed Week in Review

The sometimes tense relationship between legislators and the UT System Board of Regents continued this week, as regents rebuked a request from a pair of lawmakers...

 
 

McRaven is the Man: The Higher Ed Week in Review

This week, the UT System Board of Regents gathered in Austin for a two-day meeting intended to set the course for the coming year. Here are some of the decisions...

 
 

Censure Readings: The Higher Ed Week in Review

The Hall of Government This week began with the news that legislators were, after more than a year of investigation, taking action in the case of UT regent Wallace...

 
 

‘Conduct Unbecoming': Legislators Censure Hall

Editor’s Note: This post has been updated with statements from Regent Wallace Hall and Chairman Paul Foster. A Texas legislative body investigating UT System...

 
 

Texas Exes Hosts National Advocacy Conference

It’s no secret that state funding to public colleges and universities has been trickling away in legislatures across the country. But for all the doom-and-gloom...

 
 

What You Missed at Today’s Transparency Committee Meeting

Inquisitive, passionate, disruptive, smart, a lightning rod, a bully, talented, and the Terrell Owens of higher education: Those are just a few of the words legislators...

 
 
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