After a months-long search, the board of regents went outside Texas and tapped the former chancellor of the City University of New York for the system's top appointed position. UT's chancellor oversees eight academic institutions and six health institutions.
While critics question whether a city-funded pre-K initiative is helping boost long-term educational outcomes, administrators and parents say there's no doubt about the quality of the education children receive at the program's four centers.
The action is likely to signal a shift toward advocacy of race-neutral admissions. The Supreme Court has upheld race-conscious admission practices as recently as 2016, but affirmative action in higher education remains a contentious issue.
A&M is partnering with the University of California System and a research and development organization on the effort. Their extendable five-year contract with the U.S. Energy Department is worth an estimated $2.5 billion annually.
Bill McRaven's last day as chancellor of the University of Texas System is May 31. He spoke to The Texas Tribune in his last weeks about his time at the system, his aspirations for the future and higher education broadly.
A four-year-old project run by the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in a group of West Texas high schools has prevented violent incidents through screenings, according to one Tech official. Could it work in all Texas schools?
The University of Texas System says it is unable to fix a $1.7 million-a-year problem that arose last month when its Tyler campus abruptly withdrew full-ride scholarship offers to about five dozen international students.
Because of a state-mandated waiting period, the system’s governing board must leave 21-days between naming finalists for the chancellor job and appointing their pick. The window to do that before McRaven departs seemed to have closed Friday.
Jason Shoumaker, the law school's former facilities director, was arrested Thursday. The alleged fraud could involve "several million dollars of questionable expenses," a source familiar with the probe said.