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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...

 
 

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...

 
 

Regent Investigation Continues; Long Hot Summer to Come

The special Texas House committee charged with the investigation of UT System Regent Wallace Hall met Wednesday to discuss procedures and begin drafting suggested...

 
 

Former Student Leaders Add to Calls for Hall’s Resignation [Updated]

Update: Late Wednesday afternoon, the Texas Coalition for Excellence in Higher Education released a statement reiterating the calls for Hall to resign. Formed in...

 
 

Legislators Send Report on Regent Hall to Prosecutors

Editors Note, April 28: The Travis County District Attorney’s Office has opened an investigation into Hall’s actions, and whether the regent broke...

 
 

Special Counsel Report: UT Regent May Have Broken Law

Last week, a report concerning UT System regent Wallace Hall found its way to multiple statewide media outlets before being made public this week. The draft report,...

 
 

International Students Get a Texas Welcome

While a student at UT, Carlos Zaffirini Jr., BBA ’03, JD ’06, Life Member, studied abroad in Monterrey, Mexico. Like most international students, he enjoyed...

 
 
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