UPDATED: The Texas State University System released a statement on Monday confirming that Ricardo Maestas has officially resigned as president of Sul Ross State University in Alpine.Full Story
According to the Handbook of Texas Online, a publication of the Texas State Historical Association, the leading public doctorate-granting institutions are the University of Texas and Texas A&M University, followed by the University of Houston, the University of North Texas, Texas Tech University, the University of Texas ...
For this week’s nonscientific survey of insiders in politics and government, we turned to higher education, about who’s the best and who will be, about the battle of the titans at UT-Austin and about college athletics.Full Story
UPDATED: Mere hours after issuing a subpoena to get University of Texas System Regent Wallace Hall to appear before a legislative committee, members of the committee abruptly recalled it, saying they got their dates confused.
Overall enrollment in Texas colleges and universities grew by about 8,000 students in 2013. That's an increase of less than 1 percent over 2012 figures.
On Oct. 19, I talked with R. Gerald Turner, the president of Southern Methodist University, about the high cost of higher ed, athletics vs. academics and more.Full Story
The University of Texas at Austin announced on Monday a $50 million gift from the Moody Foundation to its College of Communication, which will be renamed the Moody College of Communication.
For this week’s nonscientific survey of insiders in politics and government, we turned to policy, asking about the money in college sports, whether athletes should be paid, and whether schools should be allowed to use players' names and faces in their own marketing.Full Story
Students at Prairie View A&M University, the state’s oldest historically black public college, have fought for decades to persuade Waller County to allow a polling place on the campus. Now a coalition has succeeded in striking a compromise.Full Story
We have liveblogged each of the sessions in The 2013 Texas Tribune Festival's Higher Education track. Sessions included panel discussions on the future of higher education in the state, what's happening at non-flagship universities, governance and the role of regents, and the fight over paying student-athletes.Full Story
Ahead of the state House hearings on whether University of Texas System Regent Wallace Hall should be impeached, here's a look at how the process works and the questions likely to come up.
M. Smith drops in on state textbook hearings, E. Smith interviews Tom Pauken, Satija on water rationing along the Colorado River, Root probes Dan Patrick’s unexpected investment, KUT’s Philpott sorts out clinic closings, Murphy maps the latest census data, MacLaggan on a welcome turn in poverty, Malewitz finds a race for energy efficiency, Hamilton reports on better grades for Sul Ross, Grissom on bad grades for the death penalty, Batheja on Debra Medina’s dilemma, Aguilar on the glum forecast for immigration reform and Aaronson looks at the latest hurdle for Obamacare: The best of our best for the week of Sept. 16-20, 2013.Full Story
After surviving a difficult sunset review process, a somewhat remade Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board is reaching out to improve its relationships with the state's university systems.Full Story
Faculty and staff at Sul Ross State University are looking forward to a 3 percent salary bump after the school hit its enrollment goals this year, a sign the university may be bouncing back from a slump.Full Story
In the fiscal year that ended in September, Texas A&M University raised more than $740 million, officials announced over the weekend. That breaks the school's previous single-year fundraising record by more than $300 million.Full Story
UPDATED: University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa plans to send letters to leaders at the system’s 15 institutions to address how they report alumni membership dues in their fundraising totals.Full Story
The University of Texas is rolling out new learning opportunities for non-UT students this semester. In addition to four massive open online courses — or MOOCs — it will have two synchronous massive online courses, or SMOCs.Full Story
On August 19, I talked with Ricardo Romo, the president of the University of Texas at San Antonio, about managing growth in enrollment, precipitous demographic change, graduation rates and more.Full Story
After one week on the job as chairman of the embattled University of Texas System Board of Regents, Paul Foster says that he hopes to build consensus and avoid being "dragged into the fray."Full Story
In a letter obtained by the Tribune late Thursday, a lawyer for embattled University of Texas System Regent Wallace Hall clarifies some of the motivations behind Hall's ongoing investigation into the system's flagship university.Full Story
Despite broad bipartisan support, lawmakers have been unsuccessful this year in their efforts to pass a bill issuing tuition revenue bonds to fund campus construction. Another special session may provide them with an opportunity to try again.
Legislators are continuing efforts to pass a bill that would help colleges and universities across Texas move forward with construction and improvement projects, even though the issue is not on the call for the special session.Full Story