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TXEXplainer: Higher Ed Committee Votes to Tighten Regent Rules

The state Senate higher education committee approved a major bill regarding university regents’ duties and responsibilities Wednesday. Senate Bill 15 now heads...


Chancellor: UT President’s Job Not in Jeopardy [Watch]

A week after a rumor surfaced that UT president Bill Powers’ job was in danger, UT System chancellor Francisco Cigarroa has sat down for an interview denying...


Phones, Tablets, and Laptops in Class: Distracting or Enriching?

In a conversation about the state of education in Texas today, it takes less than three minutes for one word to crop up: technology. When students bring gear like...


Powers: Data Important, But Imperfect

Is gathering more data the key to improving a university’s effectiveness? Yes and no, says UT president Bill Powers. (more…)