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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Barbarians, Rankings & Guns
Chancellor Bill McRaven made headlines this week at a National Security Forum hosted by UT Austin’s Clements Center for National Security and the Strauss Center for International Security and Law. Calling Islamic State terrorists “barbarians” who “need to be destroyed,” McRaven urged the U.S. to lead in the fight against global terror. The symposium, which convened military and national security leaders from around the country, comes weeks after McRaven released his vision for the UT System, which includes building a UT Network for National Security.Continue reading
A Titan in Our Community
The Texas A&M System Board of Regents unanimously approved a 2.2 percent tuition hike this week that will impact students across the System. In explaining the increase, the Board’s Finance Chairman Charles W. Schwartz said, “We know that Texas A&M and its constituent universities don't live in a vacuum … we're subject to forces of the economy like every other public actor."Continue reading
Last weekend to kick off Texas A&M University’s $4 billion capital campaign, the Aggies pulled out all the stops, including the world’s largest card stunt that featured the campaigns’ theme: Lead by Example. Officials also announced the campaign has raised $1.9 billion since 2012 when it began the “quiet phase” of the fundraising push. According to The Eagle, funds “will provide scholarships, allow the school to compete for accomplished faculty, construct facilities and attain new technology.”