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President Obama will travel to the University of Texas at Austin today to give a speech focused on higher education. No new policies or programs are expected to be announced. Aides said the speech will emphasize the importance of higher education as one of the "four pillars" of the country's new economic foundation, describe the president's "college completion" goal, and recap the "tremendous progress" the administration has made so far in implementing changes designed to reach that goal. The talk will be broadcast online by the university.