News For Friday, December 7, 2012

Tiffany Szerpicki

The Brief: Dec. 7, 2012

A dramatic day in Texas education news marked the rise of one public institution and the demise of another.

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Illustration by Lara Eakins / Eddie Seal

UT Officials Resign in Wake of Fracking Study Controversy

The same day a highly critical review of a controversial University of Texas fracking study was released, UT announced that the lead author of the study and the head of the institute that released it had resigned.

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TribuneFest: High-Tech Higher Ed

At the Trib's November 29 symposium on higher education at Texas A&M University, I talked about innovations in online curriculum and the use of smartphones and other devices in and out of the classroom with Steve Klingler of Western Governors University, Steven Mintz of the University of Texas System, Renee Patton of Cisco Systems and Phil Schubert of Abilene Christian University.

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Marjorie Kamys Cotera

The Evening Brief: Dec. 7, 2012

Your evening reading: lawmakers may revisit family planning cuts; Abbott voices support for federal measure increasing child porn penalties; Hensarling chimes in on Boehner committee purge

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