FROM THE COALITION

Business leaders, philanthropists, engaged students, interested alumni and everyday citizens have weighed in on this debate. Take a look at some of the letters and opinion editorials that these passionate advocates for high-quality higher education have to say about this issue.

Coalition Responds to Regent Hall Lawsuit

June 24, 2015
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Coalition Welcomes Fenves as New UT Austin President

April 20, 2015
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Coalition Statement on Grand Jury Report

March 31, 2015
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Coalition Applauds Selection of Greg Fenves to Lead UT Austin

March 27, 2015
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Coalition Applauds Passage of UT System Regent Nominees

March 11, 2015
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    New Carnegie Foundation “Tier One” designations for four Texas schools dominated state higher ed news this week. The prestigious designation of "R-1: Doctoral Universities-Highest Research Activity" is based primarily on a school’s research and development expenditures and doctoral activity, is afforded to only 115 schools nationwide and until this year Texas had just four – Texas A&M, UT Austin, Rice and U of H. That number doubled when Texas Tech University, the University of North Texas, the University of Texas at Arlington and the University of Texas at Dallas were added to the roster this week.

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    The Texas A&M System this week announced a new initiative to expand access to veterinary education in Texas. The expansion, which aims to reach out to more minority and rural students, includes four universities: West Texas A&M University, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Prairie View A&M University and Tarleton State University. It also includes a new $120 million building at the flagship campus that will enable the school to grow enrollment in the veterinary program. “Texas agriculture feeds and clothes the country,” said Chancellor John Sharp. “We will always need small-animal veterinarians to take care of our pets, but we also need more large-animal veterinarians helping to protect our state’s agricultural economy.”

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