Tribpedia: Higher Education

A&M Prof Wards Off Heat in Lab, on Campus

At Texas A&M University, Jaime Grunlan is a promising faculty leader and a powerhouse researcher investigating technology that could prevent fabrics from igniting. The former football player, who does not relish the political spotlight, has found himself at the center of a heated debate over education reform in Texas.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 10/10/11

Aaronson interactively asks if stimulus funds created jobs in Texas, Aguilar on new voter registrar rules that could decrease voter turnout, Galbraith on a UT professor's debunking of climate change "myths," Grissom on an epic clash of El Paso political titans, Hamilton on the right's new higher ed guru, Murphy maps household data from the 2010 Census, Ramsey on a coming rules fight in the Texas Senate, Root and M. Smith on Rick Perry's performance at the New Hampshire debate and M. Smith talks public ed cuts with the state's Superintendent of the Year: The best of our best content from October 10-14, 2011.

The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) deployed the Ranger supercomputer in February 2008. In January 2013, TACC will deploy Ranger’s replacement, Stampede, which will be one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world.
The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) deployed the Ranger supercomputer in February 2008. In January 2013, TACC will deploy Ranger’s replacement, Stampede, which will be one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world.

UT "Stampedes" Ahead With New Supercomputer

UT's newest supercomputer, named Stampede, is expected to support more than 1,000 projects in computational and data-driven science and engineering from across the country, putting Texas on the cutting edge of scientific discovery.

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Commissioner Raymund Paredes speaks at the podium during the Generation Adelante college fair.
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Commissioner Raymund Paredes speaks at the podium during the Generation Adelante college fair.

Higher Ed Officials Tout Student Loan Amendment

Higher education officials are making the case for passing an amendment to the Texas Constitution that would allow the state to continue its low-interest student loan program.

Hunter Rawlings: The TT Interview

Hunter Rawlings, the president of the Association of American Universities, on Texas' higher education controversy, how to get more students engaged in math and science, and whether any other Texas schools will qualify to be members of the AAU.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 9/26/11

Aaronson on the shrinking of state government, Aguilar on the controversy over in-state tuition for the children of undocumented immigrants, Galbraith on Rick Perry vs. the EPA, Grissom on a startling development in a 25-year-old murder case, Hamilton on Ken Starr's first year as president of Baylor, Ramsey on what inmates have to do with redistricting, Ramshaw on the state's crisis in insurance coverage, Root on Perry's presidential grind dance and Smith on obstacles to addressing childhood obesity: The best of our best content from Sept. 26-30, 2011.

TCU Chancellor Victor J. Boschini, Jr.
TCU Chancellor Victor J. Boschini, Jr.

Victor Boschini: The TT Interview

TCU's 10th chancellor on the concerns of independent institutions in Texas, why it's worth paying a high price for private higher education, and — to a very limited extent — the turmoil convulsing the college athletic conferences.

Former Baylor University President Ken Starr will continue to serve as the university's chancellor and as a law professor.
Former Baylor University President Ken Starr will continue to serve as the university's chancellor and as a law professor.

Ken Starr, an Improbable Unifier, Presides Over Baylor

Athletic conference instability has easily been the most significant struggle of Ken Starr's first year as Baylor University president. Otherwise, he has thrived beyond expectations — something that even his critics happily concede.

Rep. Dan Branch R-Dallas and Sen. Judith Zaffirini D-Laredo, co-chairs of the Joint Committee on Oversight of Higher Education Governance, Excellence & Transparency during meeting on September 21st, 2011
Rep. Dan Branch R-Dallas and Sen. Judith Zaffirini D-Laredo, co-chairs of the Joint Committee on Oversight of Higher Education Governance, Excellence & Transparency during meeting on September 21st, 2011

Higher Ed Oversight Committee Revisits "Solutions"

At today's hearing of the Joint Oversight Committee on Higher Education Governance, Excellence and Transparency, experts weighed in on how — and how not — to make universities in Texas more accountable and transparent.

University of Texas President Bill Powers announces UT's commitment to the Big 12 Conference.
University of Texas President Bill Powers announces UT's commitment to the Big 12 Conference.

UT President Given Power to Tackle Conference Issue

The University of Texas System regents today gave UT President Bill Powers the authority to take any necessary actions regarding conference realignment, another step in the university's possible departure from the Big 12.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 9/12/11

Aaronson on the rise in the state's unemployment rate, Aguilar on the push to mandate use of an electronic employment verification program, Galbraith on fears about the drought's impact on lake levels, Grissom on the latest in the Duane Buck case, Hamilton on the possible end of physics (academically speaking), Murphy updates our public employee pay app, Ramsey on David "Mitt" Dewhurst, Ramshaw on Rick Perry's campaign swing through Virginia and Iowa, Root on the deletion of gubernatorial emails and M. Smith on the teaching of safe sex where you'd least expect it: The best of our best content from Sept. 12-16, 2011.

Former Texas Tech football coach, Mike Leach - September 15, 2011.
Former Texas Tech football coach, Mike Leach - September 15, 2011.

Mike Leach: The TT Interview

The former Texas Tech football coach on his pending lawsuit against the university, how the state's doing at educating student athletes and what happens if the Big 12 falls apart.