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Thursday, February 6th, 2014

CTMC to award $10K in scholarships to locals

Central Texas Medical Center will award ten $1,000 scholarships to local high school seniors this year, continuing a program the hospital started in 1997.

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Texas State chancellor to Congress: Don’t mess with student financial aid

Pre-programed federal budget cuts passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama in 2012 are stifling Texas universities’ ability to function, Texas State University System Chancellor Brian McCall and other higher education leaders said this...

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

Heldenfels rips report on community colleges oversight

The report found that two existing entities, the coordinating board — which the San Marcos native oversees — and the Texas Association of Community Colleges, a nonprofit group that advocates for the state’s colleges, could serve as...

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Outcomes-based Higher Ed funding plan moves forward

Last legislative session, efforts to alter the state's funding model for public higher education by tying a portion of it to student success rather than student enrollment stalled. But House Bill 9, authored by state Rep. Dan...

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