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Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

UT police on stabbing spree: ‘This was not a conspiracy’

Police said the student who stabbed four people on the University of Texas at Austin campus didn't appear to be targeting anyone in particular.

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

Above average tuition increases at Texas State since 2003 deregulation bill

Texas State University, along with the University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University, have seen an above-average increase in tuition since 2003, according to a report by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

UT steps up security after body found on campus

Urging students to be more careful on campus, University of Texas at Austin officials are stepping up security after determining that a body found on campus this week belonged to a freshman dance student.

Friday, September 25th, 2015

Letter: Removing Cape’s Dam ‘a risky gamble’

ALFRED L. McALISTER, a UT School of Public Health professor, writes that ‘prompt action is needed to prevent injury in the highly dangerous water around the breaches in Capes Dam’

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

Letter: No one is ‘omniscient’ about best option for Cape’s Dam

In a rebuttal to commentary we published last week, University of Texas biology professor MOLLY CUMMINGS writes that the San Marcos City Council should “take advantage of the wealth of local scientists that have different perspectives on...

Friday, September 18th, 2015

Commentary: Don’t let professor’s sloppy work obscure the facts about Cape’s Dam removal

THOMAS HARDY, the Meadow Center’s chief science officer, says there is ‘no credible scientific evidence’ that removing Cape’s Dam will harm wildlife in the San Marcos River as a University of Texas biology professor dramatically asserted this...

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Letter: Destroying Cape’s Dam = Destroying critical habitat

MOLLY CUMMINGS, an University of Texas biology professor, writes that the San Marcos City Council should not rely on a Texas State University biology professor’s findings that removing historic Cape’s Dam will not harm the San Marcos...

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

Amid cheating allegations, UT launches broad inquiry into athletes

The University of Texas at Austin has launched a broad investigation into the academics of its athletes after allegations that three of its basketball players cheated in recent years.

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

Higher Ed coming out of controversial time, some university leaders say

In 2012, Hunter Rawlings, the president of the Association of American Universities, warned that Texas was “ground zero” for a controversial push to make higher education more utilitarian. Now, his tone is more hopeful.

Monday, June 24th, 2013

Supreme Court sends Fisher case back to lower court

Eight months after hearing oral arguments, amid much anticipation, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sent a prospectively landmark affirmative action case involving the University of Texas at Austin back to a lower court.

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