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College "Credit": Reducing Unmanageable Student Debt and Maximizing Return on Education
Is College Affordable? In Search of a Meaningful Definition
University of Texas at Austin Commencement Address 2012
Texas Exes Announce 2012 Distinguished Alumnus Award Honorees
Faculty Senate Resolution Supporting Bowen- Hagler Editorial
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Tex. Lawmakers Take New Steps Toward Sanctions Against University Regent
Members of a Texas legislative committee who have been drawing up articles of impeachment against a University of Texas regent are expected to announce next month whether they will move ahead with that lengthy process, which would assure the flagship campus's most dogged critic many more months in the spotlight.
Frustration and weariness were evident this week as members of the House Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations grilled system officials about their relationships with the regent, Wallace L. Hall Jr.Continue reading
Coalition Applauds Thoughtful, Responsible and Orderly Transition of Leadership
Following the news that UT Austin President Bill Powers will stay in office until June 2, 2015, the Texas Coalition for Excellence in Higher Education issued the following statement:
“We congratulate and give our heartfelt thanks to all the leaders involved in achieving a successful resolution that is in the best interest of The University of Texas at Austin. We are grateful that our leaders were able to come together and put the interests of our great university first by allowing a thoughtful, responsible and orderly transition of leadership. We look forward to being helpful in any way we can to ensure successful searches for the next UT System chancellor and UT Austin president, and a smooth and positive transition for both.”Continue reading