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 ...

Steve Patterson wraps up questions at a Texas Tribune event on May 15, 2014. At the time, Patterson was athletics director at the University of Texas at Austin.
Steve Patterson wraps up questions at a Texas Tribune event on May 15, 2014. At the time, Patterson was athletics director at the University of Texas at Austin.

UT to Pay Former Athletics Director About $3 Million

Former University of Texas at Austin Athletics Director Steve Patterson will receive up to $3 million from his old school after his "resignation," according to an exit agreement released by the school Wednesday.

University of Texas at Austin President Gregory Fenves (right) introduced interim UT athletics director Mike Perrin on Sept. 16, 2015.
University of Texas at Austin President Gregory Fenves (right) introduced interim UT athletics director Mike Perrin on Sept. 16, 2015.

Relationships Key to New UT-Austin Athletics Director

In a contrast with his predecessor, interim athletics director Mike Perrin is known for the relationships he has built across the University of Texas at Austin campus. He said Wednesday that he hopes to use those relationships to rebuild fan support.

UT Athletic Director Steve Patterson talks about new football coach Charlie Strong at TribLive on May 15, 2014.
UT Athletic Director Steve Patterson talks about new football coach Charlie Strong at TribLive on May 15, 2014.

Patterson's Exit Brings Another Expense for UT Sports

Steve Patterson will leave the University of Texas at Austin less than two years after signing a contract that pays $1.4 million per year through August 2019. He was promised a 2.5 percent raise each year through the deal, which didn't include a buyout.

The statue of Jefferson Davis, once president of the Confederate States, stands just south of the Main Building on UT's campus on June 22, 2015.
The statue of Jefferson Davis, once president of the Confederate States, stands just south of the Main Building on UT's campus on June 22, 2015.

Judge to Consider Future of UT Confederate Statue

University of Texas at Austin leaders want to remove a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis from a prominent place on campus. On Thursday, a judge may allow them to cross the final hurdle to do so. 

President of the University of Texas at Austin, Gregory Fenves, enjoys lunch with UT students at the student activity center on June 3, 2015
President of the University of Texas at Austin, Gregory Fenves, enjoys lunch with UT students at the student activity center on June 3, 2015

UT-Austin Team to Develop Campus Carry Plans

University of Texas at Austin President Greg Fenves announced Thursday that he has convened a group of students, faculty and staff to recommend policies for the school to comply with a new state law that will allow the concealed carrying of gun on college campuses. 

The statue of Jefferson Davis, once president of the Confederate States, stands just south of the Main Building on UT's campus on June 22, 2015.
The statue of Jefferson Davis, once president of the Confederate States, stands just south of the Main Building on UT's campus on June 22, 2015.

UT Will Relocate Jefferson Davis Statue

Just days after an advisory panel recommended UT-Austin relocate some or all of its statues of Confederate leaders, university President Gregory Fenves announced that the statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis will soon have a new home.

 

University of Texas President Bill Powers speaks to Provost Gregory Fenves during a board of regents meeting on July 10, 2014.
University of Texas President Bill Powers speaks to Provost Gregory Fenves during a board of regents meeting on July 10, 2014.

UT System Sues Ken Paxton to Stop Records Release

The University of Texas System is suing Attorney General Ken Paxton over his office's ruling that the system must release certain records related to an admissions investigation of the University of Texas at Austin. 

 

Texas Secretary of State Carlos Cascos speaks at a press conference at the University of Texas at Austin, where officials announced a new partnership with the Japanese government aimed at boosting energy efficiency at data centers.
Texas Secretary of State Carlos Cascos speaks at a press conference at the University of Texas at Austin, where officials announced a new partnership with the Japanese government aimed at boosting energy efficiency at data centers.

UT, Japan Partner to Cut Energy Use at Data Centers

The University of Texas at Austin and the Japanese government are joining forces to tackle a growing problem of the digital age: As data centers crop up across the U.S., they're sucking up a lot of electricity.