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TXEXplainer: Tuition Set-Asides

It’s been called vital aid for middle-class families, a hidden tax, and Robin Hood pricing. Lawmakers are arguing over whether to do away with it, but many...

 
 

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...

 
 

What We Can Learn From Tiananmen Square, 25 Years Later

A quarter century after the June 4, 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre, UT historian Jeremi Suri reflects on what’s changed about China—and what hasn’t. This...

 
 

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Reframing the Constitution

Red or blue, everyone venerates the Constitution. But one UT professor believes we need change. It has become almost a convention of contemporary American politics—like...

 
 

Fixing Congress: LBJ School Report Recommends Reforms

As we enter Day 10 of the partial government shutdown, Americans’ faith in the U.S. Congress is at an all-time low: a mere 5 percent of respondents in a recent...

 
 

How “Adrift” Are We? Less Than We Thought, New Studies Say

In 2011, the book Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses gripped the higher-ed world with an alarming argument: many college students, the authors...

 
 

UT Advocates Podcast: Scott Braddock on UT and the 83rd Legislature

The Quorum Report journalist takes us through the final days of the Texas Legislature—and UT’s role in state politics. Scott Braddock writes about Texas...

 
 

UT Advocates Podcast: Kay Bailey Hutchison

The former Longhorn cheerleader and veteran of the U.S. Senate discusses her love of UT, the importance of research and diversity, and how alumni can help protect...

 
 

The Next CIA Director May Be a Longhorn

This afternoon, President Obama is expected to announce his picks for two top national security posts—and one of them is a UT grad. John Brennan, MA ’80, will...

 
 

Texas Lawmakers Seek Ban on In-State Tuition for Undocumented Immigrants

More than a decade ago, Texas became the first state to pass a law providing in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants. The law (House Bill 1403) passed in a...

 
 
 
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