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Legislators Weigh Adding ‘Campus Carry’ to ‘Open Carry’ Bill

As the 2015 Texas Legislature sprints toward the finish line, bills allowing licensed gun owners to carry firearms on college campuses seem unlikely to pass. But...

 
 

Bulldozers and Firewalls: What You Missed At This Week’s Regents Meeting

The nine members of the UT System Board of Regents met in Austin this week to move forward an ambitious agenda that included changes to how the governing board...

 
 

The Law of the Land

Nearly two decades in, is the Top 10 Percent Law working? In the late 1990s, the legal grounds were shifting beneath UT. The 1996 Hopwood v. Texas decision banned...

 
 

Greg Fenves Named Sole Finalist for UT President

It’s a regime change, but not a radical one: Greg Fenves will, in all likelihood, be the 29th president of UT-Austin. The announcement of Fenves as the sole...

 
 

TXEXplainer: Formula Funding

How does the University of Texas at Austin, and all other public four-year higher ed institutions in Texas, calculate state funding? It all comes down to a formula. What...

 
 

Senate Confirms Abbott’s Nominees to UT Board

Shortly after taking office in January, Gov. Greg Abbott, BBA ’81, Life Member, named three nominees for the UT System Board of Regents. The Texas Senate confirmed...

 
 

Is Outcomes Funding Incoming?

The Governor of Texas has endorsed it, as have powerful members of the legislature from both parties. Universities have, over time, come to endorse it, too. And...

 
 

TXEXplainer: The Hazlewood Act

For nearly a century, the Hazlewood Act has helped Texas veterans pay for college. But burgeoning costs and possible changes to the act have questions swirling about...

 
 

Whitman Shooting Lingers Over Campus Carry Debate

At 11:48 a.m. on August 1, 1966, 25 year-old University of Texas engineering student Charles Whitman invented the mass, public shooting. A former Marine, well-trained...

 
 

Abbott Lists Research Funding Among Emergency Items

A State of the State address, like the better-known State of the Union, is a commonplace civic ritual. Like its federal counterpart, the address is ostensibly used...

 
 
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