In a letter to UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa on Wedneday, 17 student leaders at the University asked him to work with President William Powers Jr. on developing a timetable for Powers’ exit at the end of the 2015 legislative session.
The House Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations co-chairs sent a letter on Monday to Paul Foster, UT System Board of Regents chairman, asking the board not to make any employment decisions with witnesses in its investigation into Regent Wallace Hall.
In this podcast, Jacob Kerr and Amanda Voeller discuss the UT System's new investigation into the University's admissions process and a recent Daily Texan story on students denied transfer into the computer science department after they say advisors told them they would be admitted if they had at least a 2.5 GPA. They also talk about a recent package story on student loan debt.
Immigrants’ rights organization University Leadership Initiative hosted a counsel session Saturday at Austin Community College-Eastview for undocumented students reapplying to a federal, deferred-action program that gives undocumented youth temporary lawful presence in the U.S.
One year after state Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, delayed a vote on an anti-abortion bill with an 11-hour filibuster, a large crowd filled the Palmer Events Center on Wednesday as Democratic gubernatorial candidate Davis and state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, D-San Antonio and Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, talked about their top priority to include the voices of all Texans in the legislature.
The number of black-owned businesses in Texas is growing, but the businesses remain smaller than the state’s average, according to a report released Thursday by the Bureau of Business Research of the IC2 Institute at the University.
In this podcast, Jacob Kerr and Amanda Voeller discuss some of the biggest stories in May, including the House Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations vote that grounds for UT System Regent Hall's impeachment exist. They also talk about the University's tuition rates for fall 2014, as approved by the Board of Regents.