Some regents at the University of Texas System are ignoring their constitutional duty to provide support and direction for a "university of the first class." And if they keep it up, they could ruin their flagship school.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 ...
In their efforts to prevent a micromanaging crisis at the University of Texas at Austin by the UT System's regents, lawmakers will instead prevent regents from managing a crisis in higher education.Full Story
In a tense meeting Wednesday, University of Texas System regents voted to seek an external review of the University of Texas at Austin's relationship with the University of Texas Law School Foundation.Full Story
As lawmakers prepare to discuss allowing concealed handguns in college and university buildings on Thursday, the chancellor of the state's largest university system continues to express his concerns with such proposals.
Hey, Texplainer: Can a regent of a university system be recalled or impeached? If so, how could that happen?
Lawmakers are preparing to examine whether or not the University of Texas System regents are micromanaging their flagship university, while trying to prevent the session from being overwhelmed by controversies reminiscent of 2011.Full Story
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The first House Higher Education Committee hearing on a bill to create a new University of Texas System school in the Rio Grande Valley was marked by broad support for the measure from legislators and academic officials Wednesday.
The Joint Oversight Committee on Higher Education Governance, Excellence and Transparency, created in 2011 amid controversy surrounding the leadership of university system regents, will be renewed this session.Full Story
In an effort to prevent the perception of conflicts of interest, faculty in the University of Texas System could soon be subject to more robust public disclosure requirements than lawmakers and even university system regents.Full Story
The relationship between the University of Texas School of Law and an affiliated foundation is among the topics on the minds of University of Texas System regents as they convene a two-day meeting that starts Wednesday.Full Story
Heading into President Obama’s fifth State of the Union address on Tuesday evening, we thought it would be worth rehashing his approval numbers here in Texas.Full Story
The University of Texas at Austin on Wednesday announced $5 million worth of new financial aid programs specifically designed to help boost the institution's four-year graduation rates.
The South Texas delegations of the Texas House and the Senate on Monday announced the filing of bills to create a Rio Grande Valley university that would include a medical school.Full Story
The University of Texas System Board of Regents will review policies regarding inappropriate relationships between students and employees at all 15 UT institutions, the system announced on Sunday.Full Story
With a number of university system regents coming to the end of their terms, the Texas Coalition for Excellence in Higher Education issued a call for the timely appointment of "well-prepared, devoted, and conflict-free" replacements.Full Story
Imagine a government as accountable to voters for its performance as football coaches are to the ire of fans and boosters.Full Story
South Texas health leaders say they've waited long enough to establish a medical school in the Rio Grande Valley. But they've got some major hurdles to cross to get from blueprints to bricks and mortar.Full Story
With affirmation from voters, little stands between the University of Texas at Austin and its desired medical school except hard work and collaboration. It could open as early as 2015, though leaders say 2016 is probably more realistic.Full Story
University of Texas officials on Wednesday lauded the passage of a tax increase to help fund a medical school in Austin and laid out aggressive plans to have medical students in place as soon as 2015.Full Story
News flash: Texans aren't big fans of the state government in Austin, according to the University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll. But if you really want to get their dander up, ask about the government in Washington.Full Story