Tribpedia: University Of Texas System

The University of Texas System is the largest university system in the state. The system includes nine academic campuses and six medical campuses.

The flagship campus of the UT System is the University of Texas at Austin. Other academic campuses are at the University of Texas at Arlington, University of Texas at Brownsville, University of Texas at Dallas, Univeresity of ...

Sources: Regents Set to Name Fenves Head at UT-Austin

University of Texas President Bill Powers speaks to Provost Gregory Fenves during a board of regents meeting on July 10, 2014.
University of Texas President Bill Powers speaks to Provost Gregory Fenves during a board of regents meeting on July 10, 2014.

Gregory Fenves will likely be named the sole finalist to replace Bill Powers as president of the University of Texas at Austin this Friday, sources told The Texas Tribune. Fenves, currently the school's provost, came to the front of the pack after two other candidates dropped out.

UT System Board of Regents Chairman Paul Foster during a meeting on Dec. 12, 2013.
UT System Board of Regents Chairman Paul Foster during a meeting on Dec. 12, 2013.

UT Regents Have Hurdles to Jump to Hire Hamilton

Two of the three candidates on the short list to be president of the University of Texas at Austin remain in the hunt, sources say. The frontrunner comes with a very good pedigree — and a very large price tag. 

Tribune Executive Editor Ross Ramsey on WFAA's "Inside Texas Politics" on March 8, 2015.
Tribune Executive Editor Ross Ramsey on WFAA's "Inside Texas Politics" on March 8, 2015.

Inside Texas Politics: Mother, May I?

On this week's edition of WFAA-TV's Inside Texas Politics with host Jason Whitely, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Bud Kennedy and Tribune Executive Editor Ross Ramsey, talk turns to spending caps and constitutional amendments.

UT President Bill Powers speaks during a UT Board of Regents meeting on July 10th, 2014
UT President Bill Powers speaks during a UT Board of Regents meeting on July 10th, 2014

Conservative Group's Robocalls Target UT Report

After a report last month showed elected officials helped unqualified students get into the University of Texas at Austin, conservative activists are calling Texans at home and telling them to call their lawmakers. The tactic seems to be working — Capitol operators said they received a particularly high number of calls Tuesday afternoons. 

University of Texas Regent Wallace Hall talks with colleague Gene Powell during a break at a regents' meeting  on May 14, 2014.
University of Texas Regent Wallace Hall talks with colleague Gene Powell during a break at a regents' meeting on May 14, 2014.

Analysis: Shooting the Messenger, Ignoring the Message

Admissions at the University of Texas at Austin are doled out according to qualifications almost all of the time. But that "almost" hides a problem originally pointed out by a nettlesome regent: Sometimes, the bigwigs tilt the scales.

Retired Admiral William McRaven, shown last year, took over as chancellor of the UT System on Jan. 5.
Retired Admiral William McRaven, shown last year, took over as chancellor of the UT System on Jan. 5.

McRaven Letter Takes Aim at Campus Carry

Allowing concealed weapons to be carried on college and university campuses would create "less safe" environments, University of Texas System Chancellor William McRaven wrote in a letter to legislative leaders on Thursday.

Lynda Stokes, the mayor of Reno, Texas, testified before the Texas Railroad Commission on Jan. 21, 2014, about her concerns with an increased number of earthquakes around Eagle Mountain Lake.
Lynda Stokes, the mayor of Reno, Texas, testified before the Texas Railroad Commission on Jan. 21, 2014, about her concerns with an increased number of earthquakes around Eagle Mountain Lake.

Lawmakers Consider Boosting Earthquake Research

State lawmakers are considering a nearly $2.5 million plan to help answer a pressing question in some Texas communities: Why does the ground keep shaking?  

 

Dr. Lakey questions witness during the Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response at the Texas Capitol on October 23rd, 2014
Dr. Lakey questions witness during the Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response at the Texas Capitol on October 23rd, 2014

Lakey Leaving DSHS, but Not Public Health

It's official: David Lakey is leaving his job as the state's public health chief for a new academic post. His move comes as lawmakers are considering consolidating the state's health agencies, which could've meant changes for Lakey. 

 

 

The University of Texas’ warehouse in North Austin was hiding the original clock faces of the main building and relics from its first dorm before they were discovered a few years ago.
The University of Texas’ warehouse in North Austin was hiding the original clock faces of the main building and relics from its first dorm before they were discovered a few years ago.

At UT-Austin, Brains Aren't All That's Scattered

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Lose 100 brains and the whole world seems to freak out. But what of the pediments, bricks, flags, clock faces and who knows what else that have gone missing from the university over the years? Like the heirloom ivy. And William Sutton's head.

University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers spoke on June 24, 2013, about the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the case of Fisher v. UT-Austin.
University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers spoke on June 24, 2013, about the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the case of Fisher v. UT-Austin.

Appeals Court Denies Request to Rehear Fisher v. UT

Abigail Fisher's case against The University of Texas at Austin regarding the consideration of race in admissions for students not admitted through the state's Top Ten Percent Law was dealt another blow on Wednesday.

University of Texas at Austin professor Michael Webber discusses the next steps for his Energy 101 massive open online course during a meeting with the design team at UT-Austin on Oct. 13, 2014.
University of Texas at Austin professor Michael Webber discusses the next steps for his Energy 101 massive open online course during a meeting with the design team at UT-Austin on Oct. 13, 2014.

UT Looking to Make More of Massive Online Courses

At the University of Texas System, particularly at its flagship campus, "massive open online courses" are being reimagined. University leaders believe the change in focus for the courses will help them be more effective at meeting their goals.

UT System Overhauls Salary and Debt Tool

The University of Texas System on Wednesday launched a major overhaul of seekUT, its interactive website that provides salary and debt information for graduates of its institutions. And with interest in transparency and data-driven accountability on the rise in higher education, officials say the relaunch could draw attention outside of Texas.

The University of Texas at Austin.
The University of Texas at Austin.

Student Interest in Fixed-Rate Tuition Varies

This fall semester, for the first time, all public universities in Texas were required to offer incoming students the option of a payment plan that fixed their tuition at a particular rate for four years, alleviating the uncertainty of variable annual increases. But student interest in the options has proved mixed.

UT System Board of Regents Chairman Paul Foster during a meeting on Dec. 12, 2013.
UT System Board of Regents Chairman Paul Foster during a meeting on Dec. 12, 2013.

UT Regents Voice Support for MD Anderson, Charlie Strong

In a Friday evening meeting, the University of Texas System regents unanimously backed the administration of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in the wake of a challenge to its handling of faculty from the American Association of University Professors.

Gov. Rick Perry and Juliet García of the University of Texas at Brownsville at a signing ceremony on July 16, 2013, for the merger of UT-Brownsville and UT-Pan American.
Gov. Rick Perry and Juliet García of the University of Texas at Brownsville at a signing ceremony on July 16, 2013, for the merger of UT-Brownsville and UT-Pan American.

Could Work-Study Jobs, Section 8 Housing Help Students?

Longtime University of Texas at Brownsville President Juliet Garcia — currently focused on creating a new academic institute in South Texas — is proposing two innovative ways to increase retention and completion among at-risk college students: offering them Section 8 housing assistance and tying their federal financial aid to on-campus jobs. 

University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers at a UT System Board of Regents meeting in Austin on Dec. 12, 2013.
University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers at a UT System Board of Regents meeting in Austin on Dec. 12, 2013.

UT's Powers Calls for Rethinking How Tenure is Used

In his state of the university address on Monday, University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers called for rethinking who gets tenure, a topic he acknowledged was something of a "third rail for discussion" in academic circles.