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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...

 
 

Swords Down: Regents Pursue Peace After Controversial Week

The stage was set. With national media attention pointed at UT, Thursday’s UT System Board of Regents meeting was poised to be a textbook example of political...

 
 

UT Schools Start the Push for State Construction Funds

The 84th session of the Texas Legislature doesn’t kick off for another six months, but calls for construction funding at state universities have already...

 
 

Student Leaders Back the President (and Other Updates from the Powers Struggle)

On the eve of possibly the most anticipated Board of Regents meeting in the history of UT, more voices from both sides of the struggle over UT-Austin president...

 
 

Cigarroa Defends His Ultimatum to Powers

Since last Thursday, the ongoing tensions between UT-Austin and its governing board have overtaken the political discourse and swallowed up column inches in news...

 
 

TXEXplainer: The Latest on the ‘July 4th Coup’

It’s the Monday after, but the fireworks are still exploding. In what’s been dubbed a “July 4th coup,” UT System chancellor Francisco Cigarroa...

 
 

UT System to Take Another Look at UT-Austin Admissons

If you’re even slightly familiar with the years-long tensions surrounding UT-Austin, the UT System, and the state capitol, you’ve probably come across...

 
 

Law School Foundation Leaders Respond to Claims of Impropriety

In a letter Monday, officers of the University of Texas Law School Foundation (LSF) spoke out against claims that the foundation was involved in secretive and...

 
 

Despite Growing Public Doubt, Data Show College Is Worth It

Few topics have inspired more hand-wringing and hair-pulling in recent years than the cost of college. Phrases like “return on investment,” “time...

 
 

UT’s Graduation Czar: “Kill the Grading Curve”

This op-ed first appeared on TribTalk. Rich students usually graduate from college. Poor students usually don’t. That’s the theory The New York Times Magazine put...

 
 
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