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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...

 
 

Campus Carry Report: Guns in Classrooms, But Not Dorms

In a report released Thursday, UT-Austin’s Campus Carry Working Group recommended that concealed handguns be allowed in classrooms, but not in dormitories,...

 
 

UT Proposes Tuition Increase

On Monday, UT-Austin president Greg Fenves submitted a proposal to increase tuition by 3.1 percent, or approximately $152 per semester for full-time Texas resident...

 
 

Texas Exes Speak Up in D.C. for Longhorns on the Hill

In 2013, UT-Austin generated $8.8 billion for the Texas economy. That’s a 15-to-1 return on the state’s $575-million investment. Despite brag-worthy...

 
 

Daniel Hamermesh to Leave UT Over Campus Carry

In a letter to UT president Greg Fenves this week, economics professor emeritus Daniel Hamermesh announced he will leave UT-Austin because of his concerns about...

 
 

TXEXplainer: Guns on Campus

On Aug. 1, 2016—the 50th anniversary of the Charles Whitman UT Tower shooting—Senate Bill 11 will go into effect, making it legal for concealed handgun licensees to...

 
 

TXEXplainer: The AAU Campus Sexual Assault Survey

Campus sexual assault has been steadily making headlines for the past two years—and each new scandal, from Columbia to Hobart and Smith to the University of North...

 
 

Ranking the Rankings

Within higher education circles, the annual U.S. News & World Report college rankings are a little bit like junk food: Our appetite for them is insatiable,...

 
 
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