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Meet the Two Distinguished Professors Coming to UT on Gov. Abbott’s New Grant

Ten distinguished researchers are coming to Texas universities as a result of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s new Governor’s University Research Initiative (GURI)...

 
 

Much to celebrate: graduation, ‘dos Gregs’ & Texas Exes

This Saturday the Class of 2016 will officially become alumni of the University of Texas at Austin. As their time as students on the Forty Acres draws to a close,...

 
 

The Big Picture: Dos Gregs

Our governor and university president are both finding new frontiers with our Southern neighbor. In September, I had the privilege of attending a reception for...

 
 

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...

 
 

Constant Change

Life moves fast on the Forty Acres. Alumni support makes all the difference. I recently saw a photo from 1903 of three University of Texas students sitting in a...

 
 

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...

 
 

New Beginnings

After so much controversy and strife, at last a new day has dawned. For too long, our campus community and those of us who care deeply about it have watched as controversy...

 
 

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...

 
 

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,...

 
 
 
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