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UT system merges Brownsville and Pan Am campuses with eye toward new medical school

U. of Texas System merges two south Texas universities, hoping to leverage their combined pull to build a long-coveted medical school in the region.

Texas university supporters release data on outcomes to counter Perry's reforms

Supporters of Texas' public research universities prepare to go another round with the governor, this time armed with data on student outcomes.

WGU pushes transfer students to graduate community college first

Western Governors U. pushes graduation even before students enroll by offering financial perks for associate degree holders and, at WGU Texas, through partnerships with community colleges.

University of Texas community rallies behind Austin president in dispute with politicians

UT-Austin president saw an outpouring of support after speculation that his governing board and state politicians wanted him gone.

Online test bank raises copyright issues

An online collection of old tests walks a blurry line on copyright law and academic integrity. Some faculty members are concerned, while others say it can help students learn.

Texas community colleges reinvent developmental math

Texas community colleges to offer different types of developmental classes in hopes of moving more students toward graduation.

As Brownsville's university and community college separate, challenges persist

For two decades, Brownsville's community college and university shared almost everything. Now they're separating, posing challenges and opportunities for both sides.

Trayvon Martin cartoon in Texas student paper draws backlash

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U. of Texas at Austin student paper faces viral backlash over cartoon on Trayvon Martin.

Campaign links pregnancy planning with graduation rates at community colleges

Project links pregnancy planning with finishing degrees, and brings edgy course content to two-year college curriculums.

Tensions grow between Seattle Central Community College and Occupy Seattle

Occupy Seattle picked Seattle Central Community College as its home. Protesters claim solidarity with the college, but tensions rise as campus administrators want them to leave.

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