• Student Government Election Results

    Executive Alliance

    1. Horacio Villarreal and Michael Ugeo Williams by 53.41 percent

    Editor of the Daily Texan

    1. Laura Wright by 59.69 percent

    University Wide Representatives

    1. Veronica Rivera
    2. Kyle Mason
    3. Ali Raza
    4. Kenton Wilson
    5. Nash Horne
    6. Caroline Carter
    7. Taylor Strickland
    8. John David Roberts

    Architecture Representative

    1. Andrew G. Houston

    Business Representative

    1. Nicole Logan
    2. Christopher Jordan
    3. Liam Woolley-MacMath

    Communication Representative

    1. Morgan Seymore
    2. Laura Sitter

    Education Representative

    1. Melysa Barth

    Engineering Representative

    1. Kiersten Holms
    2. Sophie Rinaudo
    3. Miguel Martinez

    Fine Arts Representative

    1. Austin Ferguson

    GeoScience Representative

    1. Jessica Sherman

    Liberal Arts Representative

    1. Courtney May
    2. Kallen Dimitroff
    3. Nosa Aimuyo
    4. John Brown

    Natural Science Representative

    1. Jake Goldman
    2. Connor Hughes
    3. Victoria Perruzzi
    4. Junho Ahn

    Social Work Representative

    1. Garrett Riou

    Undergraduate Studies Representative

    1. Amadeus Miranda

    Graduate Student Assembly President

    1. Columbia Mishra

    Graduate Student Assembly Vice President

    1. Brent Cockerham

    TSM Board, College of Communication, Place 1

    1. Mary E. Dunn

    TSM Board of Operating Trustees, At-Large, Place 5

    1. Raynaldo Oriz

    TSM Board of Operating Trustees, At-Large, Place 6

    1. Jason Lu

    University Co-op Board of Directors

    1. Alex Seibel
    2. Perry Pickei

    Student Events Center President

    1. Matthew Montes

    University Unions Board of Directors

    1. Nick Grisham
    2. Jesse Hernandez

    Students voted in favor of the creation of the Student Government Assembly Board and in favor of the requirement for the student body president and vice president to deliver a State of the Forty Acres Video Address.

  • Student Government Election Results

    Executive Alliance

    1. Horacio Villarreal and Michael Ugeo Williams by 53.41 percent

    Editor of the Daily Texan

    1. Laura Wright by 59.69 percent

    University Wide Representatives

    1. Veronica Rivera
    2. Kyle Mason
    3. Ali Raza
    4. Kenton Wilson
    5. Nash Horne
    6. Caroline Carter
    7. Taylor Strickland
    8. John David Roberts

    Architecture Representative

    1. Andrew G. Houston

    Business Representative

    1. Nicole Logan
    2. Christopher Jordan
    3. Liam Woolley-MacMath

    Communication Representative

    1. Morgan Seymore
    2. Laura Sitter

    Education Representative

    1. Melysa Barth

    Engineering Representative

    1. Kiersten Holms
    2. Sophie Rinaudo
    3. Miguel Martinez

    Fine Arts Representative

    1. Austin Ferguson

    GeoScience Representative

    1. Jessica Sherman

    Liberal Arts Representative

    1. Courtney May
    2. Kallen Dimitroff
    3. Nosa Aimuyo
    4. John Brown

    Natural Science Representative

    1. Jake Goldman
    2. Connor Hughes
    3. Victoria Perruzzi
    4. Junho Ahn

    Social Work Representative

    1. Garrett Riou

    Undergraduate Studies Representative

    1. Amadeus Miranda

    Graduate Student Assembly President

    1. Columbia Mishra

    Graduate Student Assembly Vice President

    1. Brent Cockerham

    TSM Board, College of Communication, Place 1

    1. Mary E. Dunn

    TSM Board of Operating Trustees, At-Large, Place 5

    1. Raynaldo Oriz

    TSM Board of Operating Trustees, At-Large, Place 6

    1. Jason Lu

    University Co-op Board of Directors

    1. Alex Seibel
    2. Perry Pickei

    Student Events Center President

    1. Matthew Montes

    University Unions Board of Directors

    1. Nick Grisham
    2. Jesse Hernandez

    Students voted in favor of the creation of the Student Government Assembly Board and in favor of the requirement for the student body president and vice president to deliver a State of the Forty Acres Video Address.

  • ACC, UT to partner in new co-enrollment program

    The University is scheduled to announce a  policy with Austin Community College and UT on Monday that will give students automatic admission into UT after completing minimum requirements at ACC. The program know as the Path to Admission through Co-Enrollment will take effect Fall 2013.

    In a panel on financial aid solutions Thursday, David Laude, a chemistry professor and Senior Vice Provost for Enrollment and Graduation Management, said the new policy will be an opportunity for students who did not make the strict automatic admissions cut off for UT to take core classes at ACC in an effort to cut tuition costs and increase four year graduation rates.

    Following completion of the necessary courses and meeting the minimum GPA required at the ACC Rio Grande campus, students will be guaranteed admission into UT, Laude said.

    He said students may take a signature course on the UT campus while taking core classes at ACC to save money on tuition.

    “The education needs to have similar syllabi and level of difficulty,” Laude said. “This will save students several thousands of dollars in their first and second year.”

                 

  • Board chairman Powell calls Dewhurst's remarks 'result of misinformation'

    Capping off a dramatic week between the Texas Legislature and the UT System Board of Regents, board chairman Gene Powell released a statement Friday saying Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst's remarks that the regents are allegedly micromanaging UT "surely had to be the result of misinformation and were either incorrect or inaccurate."

    "I know my fellow regents; they are outstanding individuals and I stand behind them fully," Powell said.

    On Monday, the Legislature passed three resolutions honoring President William Powers Jr. in response to a Feb. 13 regents meeting during which regents intensely questioned him on a number of topics.

    During a ceremony on the Senate floor, Dewhurst offered an emotional defense of Powers and said he received numerous complaints that the regents were subverting Powers’ authority, disrupting the System’s governance structure and engaging in "character assassination" against him.

    Powell said he and Dewhurst met several times over the past few days to address Dewhurst's concerns.

    "I join him in the desire to move forward constructively on these issues, and we have agreed to keep in close contact in the days and weeks to come," Powell said.

    Powell's statement comes two days after Dewhurst's Wednesday announcement that he and Texas House Speaker Joe Straus will relaunch a joint oversight committee formed in 2011 to examine regents’ proper governance role over individual institutions.

    Dewhurst said Wednesday that the Joint Oversight Committee on Higher Education Governance, Excellence and Transparency will be made up of the higher education committees from both houses and additional members to examine regents’ proper governance role in an institution.

    On Wednesday afternoon, State Sen. Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo and Senate Higher Education Committee chairman, filed a bill that would limit university boards of regents' authority over the affairs of individual universities within a system.

    Seliger’s bill would amend state law to say that all duties and responsibilities not specifically granted to university systems or governing boards of those university systems fall under the authority of the individual institutions of that system. Nine other senators co-authored the bill, including four members of the Senate Higher Education Committee.

    Two of the bill's co-authors, state Sens. Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, and Kirk Watson, D-Austin, sit on the Senate Nominations Committee, which must confirm Gov. Rick Perry's appointments to the board of regents.

    On Thursday, Perry appointed Ernest Aliseda of McAllen and Jeff Hildebrand, a UT alumnus from Houston, to six-year terms on the board. He also reappointed vice chairman Paul Foster.

  • Baseball manager of operations files memorandum notifying supervisors of relationship with UT student

    Drew Bishop, manager of baseball operations and a former Longhorns pitcher, filed a memorandum Feb. 6 alerting Texas head coach Augie Garrido that he was dating a student employee in Intercollegiate Athletics.

    "I do not have evaluative or supervisory oversight of her," Bishop, a 2008 graduate of UT, wrote to Garrido in a document obtained by The Daily Texan.

    Bishop told Garrido he had reviewed the situation with Rich Burns, Athletics' assistant director for human resources, and it was determined there was no conflict of interest or any "other areas of concern under HOP 3-3050, Consensual Relationships."

    Bishop's letter to Garrido came six days after The Daily Texan obtained correspondence between athletics director DeLoss Dodds and assistant football coach Major Applewhite regarding "inappropriate, consensual" relations with a student trainer during the week of the 2009 Fiesta Bowl. 

    Also, three days prior to Bishop's letter, the UT System Board of Regents announced a task force to review policies regarding student-employee relationships.

    In October, women's track and field coach Bev Kearney admitted to an "intimate consensual relationship" with a student-athlete that occurred 10 years ago. Kearney resigned in January after learning the University was ready to begin the termination process. 

    According to a policy in the University’s Handbook of Operating Procedures, instituted by UT in 2001, all relationships must be disclosed to appropriate members of the University. 

    “The University strongly discourages consensual relationships between supervisors and subordinates, teachers and students and advisers and students,” the policy states. A failure to report the relationship will result in “disciplinary action, up to and including termination.”

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