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Texas Tea Leaves: Reading Governor-Elect Abbott on Higher Ed

On Jan. 20, Greg Abbott will take office as the Governor of Texas. Here’s what he’s said so far—and what others have said—about his agenda for higher...

 
 

Lawmakers, Regents, and—Aliens?: The Higher Ed Week in Review

The sometimes tense relationship between legislators and the UT System Board of Regents continued this week, as regents rebuked a request from a pair of lawmakers...

 
 

Censure Readings: The Higher Ed Week in Review

The Hall of Government This week began with the news that legislators were, after more than a year of investigation, taking action in the case of UT regent Wallace...

 
 

‘Conduct Unbecoming': Legislators Censure Hall

Editor’s Note: This post has been updated with statements from Regent Wallace Hall and Chairman Paul Foster. A Texas legislative body investigating UT System...

 
 

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...

 
 
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