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Call for a New 'Social Compact'

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Colleges need to accept that the "social compact" between higher education and government that led to a century of growth for American higher education is dead and will not return, Larry R. Faulkner said Sunday.

Faulkner, president of the University of Texas at Austin, delivered that message to hundreds of college presidents gathered in Washington for the annual meeting of the American Council on Education. Bemoaning the death of the compact is not of itself earth-shattering -- academics have been complaining along those lines for some time.

At Capacity

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Community college leaders gather amid concern about their ability to meet enrollment demands.

Layers of Meaning

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The U. of Texas thought it was just updating its policies on faculty responsibilities. But in the age of David Horowitz, things aren't so simple.

Reversal at 'Daily Texan'

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The Daily Texan will remain unique for at least a little while longer.

The University of Texas at Austin student newspaper is believed to be the only such publication where the student body elects the editor, right alongside student government leaders, in a vote each spring.

Texas and the 10% Plan

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Legislators pass competing proposals to revamp the law that guarantees admission to students based on high school class rank.

College for Illegal Immigrants

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Texas figures show that granting in-state tuition rates makes a big difference in enrollments -- especially at community colleges.

Clearing the Way for Disability Claims

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Appeals court says state immunity does not protect universities in Texas and Louisiana from federal lawsuits.

U.S. Help for Students Affected by Katrina

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Education Department will ease financial aid for transferring students and waive rules, officials say.

Homework: Get Accepted to College

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The application process is becoming a requirement for high school graduation in some Texas districts, with encouraging results. 

'Dr. Doom' Under Siege

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Environmental scientists haven't been the top targets of intelligent design advocates, who have generally focused on attacking evolutionary biologists. But an outspoken environmental scientist at the University of Texas at Austin -- whose research focuses on the damage modern society inflicts on the Earth -- has found his work suddenly under scrutiny from unexpected sources.

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