Texas

The Price of Disability

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Texas State agrees to reimburse student with cerebral palsy who only had access to a higher-cost dorm room.

The First Casualty

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U. of Texas financial aid director, fired by the institution, is first campus official to lose job in student loan inquiry.

10 Percent Plan Survives in Texas

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At last minute, legislators refuse to alter admissions system credited with promoting diversity.

A Fence Could Run Through It

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U. of Texas at Brownsville worries that wall to block border crossing with Mexico could cut off a campus.

When the Balance in Funding Suddenly Shifts

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A recent veto in Texas shakes up the community colleges, and sheds light on how the traditional funding formulas are increasingly unraveling.

Discouraging 'Course Fishing'

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Policies that allow students to try out courses and drop them by a certain deadline are a time-honored way for colleges to encourage students to sign up for classes they're not sure about or get out of ones they don't like. But the policies are sometimes manipulated by students hunting for easy A's or a sure-to-pass course in ways that can cause headaches for faculty and administrators.

Court Upholds Autonomy for Seminaries - Will Decision Help Diploma Mills Too?

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Texas Supreme Court throws out state regulation of some religious institutions -- and some fear diploma mills will gain a new way to evade scrutiny.

Mixed Results on Bonds and Taxes for Colleges and Research

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Texans back funds for cancer research and student loans; several community colleges win key votes. U. of Iowa students help defeat bar limits.

Creationist College Advances in Texas

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Advisory council urges approval for institute to offer online master's degrees for teachers. Will state commission go along? Will recent court decision give it any choice?

Questions Delay Creationist Master's Degrees

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Scientists fearful that Texas was about to approve a program to offer online master's degrees in science education -- from a creationist perspective -- received some good news Tuesday.

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