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How new scholarship programs saved UT Austin's Pell enrollment

The Texas flagship university is seeing an increase in low-income enrollment at a time when many higher education experts are worried that the most vulnerable students are putting their educations on hold.

Texas college thinks it has cracked the code for high-demand health-care fields

The College of Health Care Professions, a for-profit in Texas, has solid outcomes for low-income students in health-care fields. How does the model work?

UT Austin faculty group wants the institution to fix what it says is a system that marginalizes Hispanics

UT Austin faculty group wants the institution to fix what it says is a system that marginalizes Hispanics.

Texas higher ed commissioner says outnumbered men feel uncomfortable on some campuses

Texas commissioner of higher education says outnumbered men are uncomfortable on some college campuses. How will the state navigate goals for growing numbers of male graduates in a world where the patriarchy women face is being laid bare?

University of Texas at Austin's new president asks for less money

The next president of the University of Texas at Austin declined a $1 million base salary and instead opted for $750,000. Faculty members say it's because "he gets it."

Top administrators at Texas A&M asked to submit resignation letters to new president

Texas A&M system chancellor asks top officials at flagship campus to submit letters of resignation before a new president starts. He says he's helping the new leader, but critics aren't sure.

Austin Community College's promising experiment with personalized remedial mathematics

Austin Community College builds the world's largest learning lab in a former mall, using it for a personalized form of remedial math that is getting good results.

Investigation finds UT-Austin president influenced admissions decisions

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An investigation of the University of Texas at Austin finds the president likely swayed admissions decisions to aid well-connected applicants. Everybody does it, President Bill Powers said.

U. of Texas at Austin leader won't be forced out immediately

U. of Texas chancellor, following protests from faculty and students, backs down on demands that the popular president of Austin campus leave office quickly. How was his job saved?

Is U. of Texas at Austin president being forced out?

President of UT Austin told to quit or be fired -- and he resists. Faculty leaders say regents -- allies of Governor Rick Perry -- are attempting "coup" against respected academic leader.

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