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Take a look at relevant facts, reports and information that will better inform you about the challenges and opportunities in higher education in Texas, and what's being done to address them.

College "Credit": Reducing Unmanageable Student Debt and Maximizing Return on Education

December 07, 2012
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Is College Affordable? In Search of a Meaningful Definition

July 01, 2012
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University of Texas at Austin Commencement Address 2012

May 22, 2012
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Texas Exes Announce 2012 Distinguished Alumnus Award Honorees

May 08, 2012
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Faculty Senate Resolution Supporting Bowen- Hagler Editorial

May 02, 2012
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  • "Undisputed Center for Innovation and Intellectual Capital"

    Saying he is “fueling a new era of economic development” Gov. Greg Abbott this week announced the first round of recipients of the Governor's University Research Initiative. The funds are intended to attract renowned researchers to Texas universities, and this first batch certainly meets that description. The 10 researchers, who are members of The Royal Society in the United Kingdom, the National Institutes of Health, the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Sciences, will come to three Texas schools: Texas A&M University, the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Houston. Texas A&M will receive half the researchers. In an op-ed following the announcement, Abbott wrote: “Because of the strategic investments we are making today, Texas will be the undisputed center for innovation and intellectual capital in this decade and beyond.”

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  • Guns, CEOs and Budget Cuts

    Just weeks before the campus carry law takes effect, three UT Austin professors have sued the school and the state of Texas to stop implementation of the law. Their argument, in part, reads “officials responsible for the compulsory policy must establish that there is a substantial reason for the policy and that their regulation of the concealed carrying of handguns on college campuses is 'well-regulated.' Current facts indicate that they cannot do so." According to a U.S. News & World Report story, “legal experts say the lawsuit has little chance of blocking the law, especially since eight states already have laws on the books allowing the carrying of concealed weapons on public postsecondary campuses.”

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