Ruth Simmons, a pioneering college administrator and the first black president of an Ivy League university, thought she was done leading colleges after she retired from Brown University. Five years later, she's back to lead Prairie View A&M.
Eight years after Texas Tech fired football coach Mike Leach, Leach is still fighting his old school for money he thinks he's owed. But a law protecting state entities from lawsuits is hampering his efforts.
When Caitlin Comfort decided to go to medical school, the Yale grad had her heart set on the East Coast. But facing $90,000 per year price tags for tuition, she said no thanks, and started applying to schools back home in Texas.
Mu Delta Alpha, which was founded at UT-Dallas, organizes professional events like career workshops. It's also built around members' sense of Islamic identity. Its founder was looking for a way to have a full college experience.
Use our newly updated Texas Higher Ed Outcomes Explorer to track the educational milestones of every student who started eighth grade in a Texas public school between 1997 and 2005. You can see figures broken down by county, ethnicity and other factors.
Jim Dunnam counts 26 Baylor University degrees in his family — and he worked for years on its behalf in the Texas Legislature. Now, he's suing the school on behalf of 14 women who were sexually assaulted while students.
After campus officials at Texas Southern University halted his planned speech Monday, state Rep. Briscoe Cain said later that evening that he would be "very open to revisiting the issue" of returning to campus to speak.
A university professor who studies natural hazards launched a flooding risk assessment tool for homes in Harris and Galveston counties. But after Hurricane Harvey, flooding risks are even harder to determine.
College protests against controversial speakers and the uproar about professional athletes protesting racial injustice have this in common: The protests themselves overshadow the ideas and practices being protested.
Like many of his colleagues across the state, Texas Tech University President Lawrence Schovanec has felt pressure from both sides of the political spectrum. His response is to call for open dialogue between both sides.
The University of Texas at Austin set a goal to have 70 percent of its students graduate in four years by 2017. It fell short — but managed to lift up the prospects of its poor and minority students in the process.