The veteran rapper won’t perform his music at Rice for any amount of money. School is for teaching.
In the bright new day of Governor Greg Abbott, Texas and her people are strong and getting stronger, but his State of the State address only polished the edges on some of the major challenges facing the state.
Texas Fiji said the party was supposed to be “Western themed,” which guests somehow interpreted as “border patrol.”
As tuition prices climb and student debt rates increase, UT-Austin students look for, ahem, financial aid on an online dating site with a weird twist.
Charles Schwertner makes the conservative case against tuition deregulation
Talk of reprising the ol' A&M-Texas rivalry in a bowl game has led to reports that the Aggies might be avoiding the Longhorns in such a scenario.
Diana Natalicio’s under-the-radar transformation of the University of Texas at El Paso.
The 101-year-old Aggie tradition found a new purpose on Monday morning.
You can make jokes about the team's 3-4 record, but $109 million in revenue has Texas football laughing all the way to the bank.
Never has the Waco university been so big, so rich, so athletically powerful, or so committed to becoming the country’s first elite Protestant university. What does its ambition mean for its identity?
Residents and alumni hate all the suggestions, Valley cities are passing resolutions to call their neighbors out, and somehow "Bears" is still a viable option.
A new list of college rankings from Washington Monthly puts two Texas schools in the top ten—but not the two you might expect.
An unusual production of Handel’s English-language opera “Acis and Galatea” is the latest expression of a century-old link between the University of Texas at El Paso and the Himalayan kingdom.
Let's break down the pros and cons to each of them.
We'll never know who Farrah truly loved, but everybody has agreed that the painting belongs to Ryan O'Neal.
Recounting a controversial episode from his five years as head of the UT System, outgoing chancellor Francisco Cigarroa said, “I always give my honest recommendation, because at the end of the day, I have to sleep with myself.”
Texas Athletic Director Steve Patterson Is Cool With Abandoning The Three-Year-Rule For College Football Players To Enter The NFL
Patterson's desire to take the UT brand to China and Dubai may have grabbed the headlines, but the bigger deal could be that he's comfortable dropping the three-year-rule that requires college football players to wait to enter the NFL Draft.
UPDATE: I spoke with a friend and high-ranking official at Texas A&M who reminded me that the Aggies have the lowest tuition of any school in the prestigious Association of American Universities.The news from Texas A&M that the board of regents is contemplating an increase in tuition and fees at
Despite the Student Senate voting to remove the language "homosexual acts" from its policy, Baylor Student Body President Wesley Hodges vetoed the resolution.
Greg Abbott, Wendy Davis, Ted Cruz, David Dewhurst, and more engaged in hour-long interview and Q&A sessions at this weekend's Texas Tribune Festival. Here's what they said.
Johnny Manziel seemed like a superhero, the Manziel of Steel, able to leap tall linemen in a single bound. Is he something else?
UPDATE: The Nominations Committee has approved all three nominees the UT System Board of Regents. The full Senate will take up nominations next.I walked in the east door of the Capitol yesterday with Senator John Whitmire. He asked if I was going to nominations. I said I was.
The University of Texas Board of Regents chairman on the fog of war, the battles over higher education, and the future of learning.
The University of Texas Board of Regents chairman on the controversies over higher education and the future of learning.
Gene Powell, the University of Texas Board of Regents chairman, on the controversies over higher education and the future of learning.
In October 2012, I wrote a cover story about the battle over UT. That battle, which matched regents appointed by Rick Perry against the leadership of UT-Austin, has not abated. I’m going to discuss portions of Brian Sweany’s recent interview with regent Wallace Hall as well
Today was the long-awaited meeting of the Joint Oversight Committee on Higher Education Governance. This was strictly an organizational meeting, and no members of the UT Board of Regents were present. But it was another front in the increasingly tense battle between the UT System Board of Regents and UT
From a statement by the Texas Exes, the university’s alumni association:The terms of three distinguished members of The University of Texas System Board of Regents expired this past Friday. These appointments will be made by Texas Gov. Rick Perry.* * * * If the new regents are anything like the
This time to a black correspondent from the BBC, in an interview about the use of race in college admissions. He'd said similar things at a student forum in 1997.
"Put succinctly, Mack Brown is and will remain the Longhorns’ head football coach," University of Texas at Austin president Bill Powers wrote in a blog post Thursday.
The latest, greatest crimes from Campus Watch, the University of Texas police department's blotter.
And as a "double repeat violator" going back two decades, the Tigers may be considered the most lawless college sports program since SMU.
Playboy's annual list of "Top 10 Party Schools" is out, with SMU scoring number one for "Best Nightlife." Former champion UT is still in the top ten, along with TCU.
From Satan to sleep apnea, five headlines about Rick Perry following his Friday night appearance at the Texas Tribune festival and the publication of Oops, a presidential campaign e-book by the Trib's Jay Root.
In response to an open records request by the Denver Post, Texas A&M releases James Holmes' graduate school application to its Institute of Neuroscience.
The University of Texas responded to a lawsuit questioning its admissions policy by submitting a 55-page document to the Supreme Court clarifying how race factors in to its process.
The unfortunate typo on the commencement programs for the LBJ School of Public Affairs was discussed on The View Tuesday.
James Franco may have postponed his plans to attend the University of Houston, but he showed up at the University of Texas at Arlington's 2012 "graduation celebration."
On November 18, 1999, at 2:42 a.m., the most passionately observed collegiate tradition in Texas—if not the world—came crashing down. Nearly sixty people were on top of the Texas A&M Bonfire when the million-pound structure collapsed, killing twelve, wounding dozens more, and eventually leading to the suspension of the ninety-year-old
The controversial home of an embattled college president is a symbol of a Panhandle brawl full of conspiracies.
What’s so important about a stack of wood? Every Aggie knows that the answer is tradition—which is why, after a catastrophe that took the lives of twelve young men and women, the decision of whether to continue, change, or call a halt to the bonfire looms so large at Texas
Maybe because of a new state law requiring expensive meningitus vaccinations.
The only female university chancellor in Texas (and president of the University of Houston) on her quest for Tier One status.
The university says that it cannot build and operate its proposed new medical school without a permanent source of funding. It is seeking an increase in local property taxes (amounting to $107.40 per homeowner for the average home), the revenue from which would help fund the medical school. Austin historically
For the past four years, a group of passionate reformers has been steadily trying to remake how higher education works in Texas—over the screams and howls of many professors and school presidents. Last year the battle came to UT. And the bombs are still flying.
I wrote the cover storyin the current issue of TEXAS MONTHLY. The subject is the future of higher education generally and the threats to the academic reputation of UT-Austin in particular. In the story I deal with Governor Perry’s attempt, starting in 2008, to control higher ed by
The case of Abigail Fisher v. the University of Texas at Austin, an affirmative action case involving undergraduate admissions to UT-Austin, is scheduled to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court some time this fall. I wrote about the case in an April BTL, and last night, I
Now that Texas A&M has opened a campus in the Middle East, can it hold on to its traditions? Can the Middle East?
Due to a proofreading error, the program for Saturday's commencement ceremony at UT's Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs left out a crucial "L.”
In San Antonio and then again in Austin, the governor addressed the controversy over the University of Texas at Austin president's position on tuition.