Tribpedia: University Of Texas System

The University of Texas System is the largest university system in the state. The system includes nine academic campuses and six medical campuses.

The flagship campus of the UT System is the University of Texas at Austin. Other academic campuses are at the University of Texas at Arlington, University of Texas at Brownsville, University of Texas at Dallas, Univeresity of ...

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds UT-Austin's Affirmative Action System

Abigail Fisher, right, plaintiff in Fisher v. University of Texas, leaves the U.S. Supreme Court with Edward Blum of the Project on Fair Representation after oral arguments in the case, in Washington, D.C., Dec. 9, 2015.
Abigail Fisher, right, plaintiff in Fisher v. University of Texas, leaves the U.S. Supreme Court with Edward Blum of the Project on Fair Representation after oral arguments in the case, in Washington, D.C., Dec. 9, 2015.

In a major — and surprising — win for affirmative action supporters, the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the University of Texas at Austin’s right to give a slight boost to black and Hispanic applicants.

On Nov. 10, 2015, University of Texas at Austin faculty and students protested the new campus carry law that will allow concealed handgun license holders to carry handguns into campus buildings.
On Nov. 10, 2015, University of Texas at Austin faculty and students protested the new campus carry law that will allow concealed handgun license holders to carry handguns into campus buildings.

UT System Regents May Change Campus Carry Rules

Members of the University of Texas System Board of Regents expressed concern about their schools’ proposed rules for handguns on campus and signaled plans to attempt to change some of those policies before they go into effect on Aug 1. 

Texas House Higher Education Committee Chairman John Zerwas (right), R-Richmond, and Vice Chairwoman Donna Howard, D-Austin, take part in a May 10, 2016, committee hearing.
Texas House Higher Education Committee Chairman John Zerwas (right), R-Richmond, and Vice Chairwoman Donna Howard, D-Austin, take part in a May 10, 2016, committee hearing.

In the Texas House, Concern But Less Fervor Over College Tuition

Members of the Texas House Higher Education Committee said they were worried about the rising cost of college in Texas, but stayed away from the criticism and dramatic calls for action heard from the Senate in recent weeks. 

Texas chancellors William McRaven of UT, John Sharp of Texas A&M and Brian McCall of Texas State at the Senate Higher Education Committee meeting on April 26, 2016.
Texas chancellors William McRaven of UT, John Sharp of Texas A&M and Brian McCall of Texas State at the Senate Higher Education Committee meeting on April 26, 2016.

Pay is Climbing Fast for Texas University Leaders

In the past four years, the total pay for chancellors and presidents of Texas universities and systems has grown 70 percent, from an average total compensation of $565,000 in 2012 to an average of $955,000 now.

Ashlee Taylor, president of the graduate student advisory council and a Ph.D. student in nutritional sciences at Texas Tech University, organizes the Wreck Hunger graduate and international student food pantry on April 18, 2016.
Ashlee Taylor, president of the graduate student advisory council and a Ph.D. student in nutritional sciences at Texas Tech University, organizes the Wreck Hunger graduate and international student food pantry on April 18, 2016.

As College Costs Rise, Texas Schools Open Food Pantries for Students

As tuition costs rise and the number of low-income students increases, at least 14 Texas colleges have opened food pantries for students who are having trouble affording meals. 

Students walk past a heavily graffitied building that once was Mellow Mushroom on Guadalupe Street next to the University of Texas campus on April 9, 2016.
Students walk past a heavily graffitied building that once was Mellow Mushroom on Guadalupe Street next to the University of Texas campus on April 9, 2016.

Slaying Fuels Parent Demands to Make UT, Drag Safer

In emails and posts on a private Facebook page, parents are responding to last week's killing at UT-Austin by demanding something be done about the homeless, especially along the Drag.

 

Former U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas is shown speaking at the Texas Tribune Festival on Sept. 20, 2014.
Former U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas is shown speaking at the Texas Tribune Festival on Sept. 20, 2014.

Hutchison, Fenves Decry Dwindling State Support for Higher Education

Before meeting with state and higher ed leaders, UT-Austin President Greg Fenves and former U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison said Monday that universities, state governments and the private sector need to take action to preserve public colleges' strengths. 

UT students Alfonso Galindo holds onto Erica Gomez during a community gathering in honor of Haruka Weiser on the University of Texas campus on April 7, 2016.
UT students Alfonso Galindo holds onto Erica Gomez during a community gathering in honor of Haruka Weiser on the University of Texas campus on April 7, 2016.

Foster Care Teen Arrested in UT Student's Death

A 17-year-old arrested in connection with the death of University of Texas at Austin student Haruka Weiser is in the care of the Texas foster youth system, an official said Friday.

State Rep. John Zerwas, R-Richmond, participated in The Price of Admission, a Texas Tribune event, on March 31, 2016.
State Rep. John Zerwas, R-Richmond, participated in The Price of Admission, a Texas Tribune event, on March 31, 2016.

Zerwas: "I Would Not Have Any Concern" if Top 10 Percent Rule Went Away

The chairman of the Texas House of Representatives' Higher Education Committee said Thursday that he "would not have any concern" if the Top 10 Percent Rule governing college admissions in the state were eliminated. 

Bailee Baldwin of the University of Texas at San Antonio's softball team slid into second base as Kelli Schkade of the University of North Texas covered second during a recent game on March 12, 2016, in San Antonio.
Bailee Baldwin of the University of Texas at San Antonio's softball team slid into second base as Kelli Schkade of the University of North Texas covered second during a recent game on March 12, 2016, in San Antonio.

Students Pitch In More as Texas Colleges' Athletics Costs Climb

As the cost to run a top-level college athletics department increases, there's a growing trend of Texas schools reaching into their students’ pockets to help pay for their athletic ambitions. This story is part of our "Ballpark Figures" project.

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick discusses school choice and education public policy at the Texas Public Policy Foundation Policy Orientation event on Jan. 7, 2016.
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick discusses school choice and education public policy at the Texas Public Policy Foundation Policy Orientation event on Jan. 7, 2016.

Senate Republican Leaders Express Concern Over Tuition Hikes

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Senate Higher Education Committee Chairman Kel Seliger expressed frustration Friday with Texas university presidents over recent decisions to raise tuition again this year.

A look at the sun setting over the University of Texas at Austin Tower in 2011.
A look at the sun setting over the University of Texas at Austin Tower in 2011.

UT System Drafts Sexual Assault Investigation Training

Acknowledging that survivors of sexual violence often behave differently than victims of other crimes, researchers at UT Austin released an expansive report Monday the UT System will use to train hundreds of officers who handle campus sexual assault. 

Members listen to committee reports at the Board of Regents meeting for The University of Texas System on Feb. 14, 2013.
Members listen to committee reports at the Board of Regents meeting for The University of Texas System on Feb. 14, 2013.

UT Regents Approve Tuition Hikes Across System

The University of Texas at Austin and all seven other schools in the University of Texas System won approval to increase tuition Monday, a move that will eventually tack on between $148 and $361 to the cost of students' schooling each semester. 

Fritz Steiner, the University of Texas at Austin's longtime architecture dean announced on Thursday he is leaving, saying the state's new campus carry law played a major role in pushing him out.
Fritz Steiner, the University of Texas at Austin's longtime architecture dean announced on Thursday he is leaving, saying the state's new campus carry law played a major role in pushing him out.

UT Architecture Dean Cites Campus Carry as a Reason for Departure

The University of Texas at Austin's longtime architecture dean announced he was leaving on Thursday, saying the state's new campus carry law played a major role in pushing him out.