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All About That Base (Funding) and More: Reviewing the 2015 Texas Legislature

On Monday, the Texas Legislature ended its 84th regular session. After 140 days of committee meetings, testimony, debate, amendment, and occasionally, bill-passing,...

 
 

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...

 
 

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...

 
 

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...

 
 

All in Good Time

Texas has one of the best student-loan programs in the country. So why can’t UT tell students about it? The story behind Texas’ B-on-Time student loan program...

 
 

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 Aims to Add Distinguished Alums to UT Board

The UT System Board of Regents has generated its share of headlines in recent years. On Thursday, Gov. Greg Abbott added another. Abbott, BBA ’81, Life Member,...

 
 

Longhorns and the Lege

It’s time to gear up for the 2015 legislative session. Every other year in Texas, our elected representatives gather in Austin to do the state’s business. January...

 
 
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