Take a look at what media outlets in Texas and around the country have to say about the debate over higher education in Texas, and what it means for Texas’ future.

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UT Regent Hall's attorney faces tough questions in Supreme Court hearing

January 11, 2017
The Texas Tribune | Matthew Watkins

Texas Republicans at odds over immigrant tuition law

January 05, 2017
Austin American-Statesman | Robert W. Gee

2016 Distinguished Alumni Awards: A Moment in Time

January 03, 2017
The Alcalde | Alex Vickery

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    This week the 85th Session of the Texas Legislature kicked off in Austin. Check out this new interactive map to find your legislator on your next visit to the capitol, and sign up for Orange and Maroon Legislative Day on February 15th to help advocate for higher education issues impacting our state’s research institutions.

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    Tuesday marks the kickoff of the 85th Session of the Texas Legislature and higher education is among the many issues lawmakers will address in the coming months. (Watch video of the Texas Tribune’s Symposium previewing the Session here.) One issue already driving headlines is in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants. House Speaker Joe Straus and Lt. Governor Dan Patrick have conveyed differing views on the issue with Straus setting it up as an economic versus a political one. “There’s no debate at all that we need more and better-skilled people in our workforce,” Straus said. “I see no benefit to the state, or to the state’s future, by limiting the success of people who’ve played by the rules and have qualified for higher education and who can become successful citizens of the state of Texas and productive in our economy.”

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