At this morning's TribLive conversation, Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp defended his efforts to implement the margins tax in 2006. Five years later, critics blame lower-than-expected revenue generated by the tax for the ballooning of the state's budget shortfall.Full Story
The Texas A&M University System is the second-largest university system in the state. It is comprised of 11 universities, seven state agencies and one health science center.
The System's flagship campus is Texas A&M University in College Station. The other academic campuses are Texas A&M-Central Texas, Texas A&M-Commerce, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Texas A&M-Kingsville ...
Athletic conference instability has easily been the most significant struggle of Ken Starr's first year as Baylor University president. Otherwise, he has thrived beyond expectations — something that even his critics happily concede.Full Story
The Texas A&M University Police Department has released its report regarding the termination of A&M System Deputy Chancellor Jay Kimbrough, who displayed a knife while he was being fired.Full Story
At today's hearing of the Joint Oversight Committee on Higher Education Governance, Excellence and Transparency, experts weighed in on how — and how not — to make universities in Texas more accountable and transparent.Full Story
Today brings the latest step in the state's ongoing higher education debate: the inaugural hearing of the Joint Oversight Committee on Higher Education Governance, Excellence and Transparency.Full Story
The University of Texas System regents today gave UT President Bill Powers the authority to take any necessary actions regarding conference realignment, another step in the university's possible departure from the Big 12.Full Story
Aaronson analyzes TWIA claims and lawyer fees, Aguilar talks border security and voter ID with Chuy Hinojosa, Grissom on the latest inmate exonerated via DNA evidence, Hamilton interviews John Sharp on higher ed and the SEC, Murphy interactively maps the changes wrought by redistricting, Philpott on who's running Texas while Rick Perry is out campaigning for president, Ramsey on Perry's history of off-the-cuff remarks, Ramshaw on Perry's childhood years in Paint Creek, Root on Perry's extraordinary first week on the trail and Tan on even more ways Texas will change on Sept. 1: The best of our best content from Aug. 15-19, 2011.Full Story
Who knew, when the 1998 race for lieutenant governor was raging, that the combatants would end up like this: Rick Perry is picking his way across Iowa and New Hampshire with his sights set on the White House, and John Sharp is the chancellor-apparent at the Texas A&M University System.
Though former Comptroller John Sharp, the newly named chancellor of the Texas A&M University System, has logged many years in public service, Sharp said he’s heard that the politics he’s about to encounter in academia “are 10 times worse.”Full Story
On this week's TribCast, Evan, Ross, Reeve and Ben discuss Perry coverage by the national media, John Sharp's move to the Texas A&M University System and coming changes to public education.Full Story
The just-selected chancellor of the Texas A&M University System on his new job, the controversy surrounding higher ed and, yes, the SEC.Full Story
"These are extremely complex issues, and it is imperative that we proceed methodically and in the best interests of Texas A&M," said A&M President R. Bowen Loftin.Full Story
In the wake of well-documented budget woes, the state Legislature took a more than 9 percent chunk out of higher education in the recent session. Some institutions have now raised tuition, and others may soon do the same.Full Story
The board of the University of Texas Investment Management Company on Thursday approved salary increases for the company's staff as well Bruce Zimmerman, its chief executive officer and chief investment officer.Full Story
Today, in one of his first acts as the new Texas A&M University System interim chancellor, Jay Kimbrough discontinued a controversial Teaching Excellence Awards program.Full Story
A powerful group of individuals — including former regents, former university system chancellors and former university presidents — from around Texas have joined together to address the state's ongoing higher education controversy.Full Story
The current controversy dominating the higher education headlines in Texas is nothing if not nuanced. See if you can read between the lines and figure out who made what comment in our latest quiz.Full Story