Year in Review: Higher Education

In 2013, for the third straight year, the Texas higher education story that bogarted the limelight was the ongoing tension swirling around the University of Texas System. But there are reasons to believe that won't be the case in 2014.

The UT System and its board of regents have been at loggerheads with the University of Texas at Austin since 2011 for a handful of related reasons: the board's inclination toward implementing controversial reforms; its regents' efforts to conduct extensive investigations into the university's administration; and something far more simple, clashing personalities.

As a result, the system ...

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