The University of Texas recieved a bomb threat at 8:35 a.m. Friday indicating that bombs on campus would explode in 90 minutes. Officials are calling the incident a hoax after finding no weapons on campus. But the university's seemingly delayed alert to the campus community is already raising questions.Full Story
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 ...
The federal College Assistance Migrant Program started in 1972 at four colleges, two of which were in Texas. Of those four, only St. Edward's University in Austin has kept the program in continuous operation for 40 years.Full Story
In an effort to address lagging student success in required algebra courses, the University of Texas at Arlington is taking an approach that is becoming more common throughout the country: letting computers do the teaching.Full Story
After years of working to bring a medical school to South Texas, some of the region's leaders are relishing in their current scenario: being courted by two university systems.Full Story
After one year, University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa and Board Chairman Gene Powell are proud of the progress they've made on their "Framework for Advancing Excellence," even as others begin to question it.Full Story
According to Washington Monthly's new college rankings, which uses unconventional methodology, Texas A&M University is the country's second-best institution. And the next best school from Texas? The University of Texas at El Paso.Full Story
Rather than keep any bonus he earns under the University of Texas System's new incentive pay plan for presidents, University of Texas-Pan American President Robert Nelsen plans to give the bonuses to his institution.Full Story
Like many of our state entities, the University of Texas at Austin has been asked to "do more with less," and it's soldiering on. Yet we cannot continue to underfund our institutions and hope for the best.Full Story
The public is told by some that holding the line on tuition will imperil much-needed student programs, hold back research or result in a "dumbing down" of the university. This is a fundamentally misleading position.Full Story
More than two dozen groups, including the U.S. Department of Justice and 38 members of the Texas Legislature, filed amicus briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday in support of the University of Texas' admission policies.Full Story
Texas A&M University officials say that a plan to outsource support services would help the university raise $260 million in the next 10 years. But staff members who perform those services are expressing concerns.Full Story
As Texas A&M University prepares to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its campus in Qatar, planning has already begun for the next decade.Full Story
Aaronson on why the latest Texas job gains are a mixed bag, Aguilar on the fight over an Eagle Pass coal mine, Batheja on nasty U.S. Senate race ads, Galbraith on El Paso's water woes, Grissom on John Bradley's tough primary, Hamilton and M. Smith on the controversial chairman of the University of Texas System Board of Regents, Murphy's cool higher ed stats interactive, Ramsey talks to Robert Draper about what's wrong with Congress, Ramshaw on Joe Barton vs. himself, Root on Perry's Mitt embrace and my exclusive sit-down with the chancellor of the UT System: The best of our best content from May 14-18, 2012.Full Story
The cost of college in Texas is back at center stage, following speculation last week that University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers' job could be in jeopardy over his frustration with a tuition freeze. Here's a look at the average tuition and fees at every public university in Texas for fiscal year 2012.Full Story
A Texas Monthly blog post last week ignited controversy over University of Texas President Bill Powers' future at the university — and raised questions about who decides whether he stays or goes. The answer? It's not one person's decision.
Gene Powell, chairman of the UT System's board of regents, has drawn lots of attention. The latest commotion surrounds a report — which he denies — that he asked the chancellor to recommend the firing of UT-Austin's president.Full Story
Evan, Ross, Reeve and Ben try their hands at determining which U.S. Senate candidate is the Deb Fischer of Texas and separating facts and rumors from the latest brouhaha at the University of Texas.Full Story
In an exclusive sit-down with the Tribune, University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa contradicted published reports questioning the job security of UT-Austin President Bill Powers.Full Story
E. Smith interviews Dan Patrick about John Carona, Root on the race to replace Ron Paul, Batheja on a nest of open House seats in Tarrant County, Aguilar on a border brawl over a congressional seat in El Paso, Tan on the fight over Planned Parenthood in West Texas, Aaronson maps the holes in the state's health care provider network, M. Smith on who might be the next Texas education commissioner, Ramshaw on social media sabotage, Hamilton and Ramshaw on the reaction to news of job insecurity for UT-Austin's president and Grissom on a knickers-twisting historical marker: The best of our best content from May 7 to 11, 2012.Full Story
UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa, responding to a news report suggesting UT-Austin President Bill Powers' job might be in danger, said Thursday that Board of Regents Chairman Gene Powell "never directed me to fire anyone."Full Story
Ward Farnsworth, an associate dean at Boston University School of Law, will take over as dean of the University of Texas School of Law on June 1.Full Story
Tuition will go up next year for most students in the University of Texas System, after a Board of Regents vote today. Regents also committed to developing medical schools in Austin and South Texas.Full Story