is the higher education reporter at the Tribune, where she started as a fellow in 2017. She's reported on secrecy that's lingered after a sexual assault scandal; a costly way one university responded to a controversial speaker; and on a state law that bars teachers, nurses and other license-holders from working if they fall behind on their student loans. Off the higher education beat, Shannon has written about the narrow way Texas defines a "pickle," the Trump administration's zero-tolerance policy, and how Immigration and Customs Enforcement uses basements, hotels and office buildings as short-term way stations for people in their custody. She is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and Columbia University.
Rick Francis, a 15-year member of Tech's governing board, said Thursday he would step down from his position as chair. Tedd Mitchell, president of the system's Health Sciences Center and its interim chancellor, was also named sole finalist for the permanent position.
The Child Welfare League of America was hired in response to allegations that Southwest Key employees were improperly screened and because of “an inherent desire to make sure that we don't have a systemic issue that needs to be corrected," a spokesperson said.
A spokesperson said Schwertner "categorically denies any knowledge of the accusations leveled against him" and added that the senator "is eager to cooperate with the University of Texas and hopes to make clear he played no part in the behavior described.”
The A&M System is banning relationships between undergraduate students and faculty or staff. Meanwhile, the flagship campus in College Station is implementing nearly a dozen changes to the student disciplinary process.
In a strongly worded letter, McRaven, the former chancellor of the University of Texas System, asked President Donald Trump to revoke his security clearance so he could be included on "the list of men and women who have spoken up against your presidency."
The project, funded without tuition or taxpayer dollars, will add exclusive suites, clubs, new coaches' offices, loge boxes and seating to the south end zone of the Royal-Memorial football stadium, according to UT System documents.