Texas

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.

Affirmative Action Challenged Anew

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Lawsuit against U. of Texas raises novel question: If a university has diversity success with a "percent plan," does that preclude doing more?

A President in Texas (No, Not That One)

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At Abilene Christian U.'s commencement, Madagascar's leader joined 24 graduating scholars supported by his government, with hopes of greater good.

Charlie Wilson's Chair

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He may not be Thomas Jefferson, but that does not seem to matter to his supporters. Charlie Wilson, the notoriously fun-loving former Texas Congressman, may soon have an endowed professor’s chair named in his honor, to the dismay of some professors at the University of Texas at Austin.

Poster Policy Unites Obama and McCain Supporters

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Following uproar, UT Austin suspends rule barring window decorations one day after students displaying signs faced punishment.

Houston, We Have a Tax Cut

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Texas community college district opts to cut rate at which property owners are charged.

College Ends Ban on Nietzsche Quote

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"God Is Dead" (in its original German) is now deemed acceptable for professors to post on their office doors at a Texas college.

Lessons on Serving Latinos from the Border

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New report considers "scalable" models from eight colleges near the Texas-Mexico line.

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