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Powers releases Campaign for Texas update

Rachel Thompson October 18, 2011

UT President William Powers Jr. released a statement Monday discussing the Campaign for Texas, a fundraising effort that has raised more than $1.7 billion for the University. UT uses the donations to...

President Powers’ job safe after controversy

Liz Farmer October 18, 2011

The UT-Austin president and UT System chancellor’s jobs are safe, according to a statement made by the UT System Board of Regents chair during a Monday forum designed to address questions regarding...

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Candidates Lund and Brown hope to bring fresh perspective to Student Government

Jody Serrano February 22, 2012

When the time came to choose a vice presidential running mate, Student Government presidential candidate Thor Lund never doubted he would ask William Brown. The pair met in the third grade and have been...

U.S. Supreme Court to hear case on UT admission policies

Liz Farmer February 22, 2012

The U.S. Supreme Court announced that it will hear a case involving the University’s use of race in undergraduate admissions decisions. The case, Fisher v. Texas, was filed against UT when two white...

Student debt incites debate

Liz Farmer January 30, 2012

President Barack Obama proposed incentive-based federal aid in which more affordable colleges receive more aid. UT President William Powers Jr. said the plan is sound, but kinks need to be worked out to...

University to emphasize graduate student recruitment, retention

Allie Kolechta November 29, 2011

Improving the allocations of money in the graduate school will continue to be a top priority in 2012, UT President William Powers Jr. said at a meeting Monday.  The Faculty Council held its last...

From the top

The Daily Texan Editorial Board November 29, 2011

 President William Powers Jr. spent a good portion of Monday’s Faculty Council meeting explaining the University’s recent decision to move certain funding decisions from the Graduate School...

Students concerned over possible tuition increase

Liz Farmer November 17, 2011

Students have voiced concerns about possible tuition increases which are intended to improve four-year graduation rates and worry that those goals favor timely graduation rates over quality education. About...

Front porch in focus

The Daily Texan Editorial Board November 8, 2011

Athletics is a university’s front porch. This timeless adage is the mantra spread by the NCAA, co-opted by university presidents, athletic directors and coaches alike. According to a report by...

Quotes to Note: MyEdu partnership, voter ID laws, Rick Perry

The Daily Texan Editorial Board November 2, 2011

“Would I have had different priorities for that money? Yes. We didn’t choose to bring this to the campus.” — President William Powers Jr. on the UT System Board of Regents’...

Board of Regents forms partnership with MyEdu, flusters University faculty

Liz Farmer November 1, 2011

University faculty raised concerns about inconsistencies with the interactive MyEdu website and about how student feedback on the site will be used in faculty evaluations. Multiple faculty members voiced...

Out-of-state tuition bigger in Texas

Shabab Siddiqui October 25, 2011

The Tuition Policy Advisory Committee begins its first of many regular meetings today, as it will deliberate from now through November on a tuition rate to recommend to President William Powers Jr. Powers...