Virginia: A Cautionary Tale for Texas
The University of Virginia Board of Visitors met today to vote on whether to re-instate President Teresa Sullivan, who was forced to resign earlier this month. While President Sullivan was unanimously reinstated during the meeting, the subsequent turmoil after her resignation – prominent resignations, negative national publicity, tensions among faculty, students and alumni, complaints about a lack of transparency – offers another cautionary tale for Texas about the importance of boards and administrators working collaboratively for the good of the institution and student body.
Today, the Coalition issued the following statement viewing Virginia as a cautionary tale for Texas.
Hold the Line
Architecture students from across the state are helping shape the future of transportation in Texas. Texas Central, the developer of the Texas bullet train,announced this week that students from Texas A&M, Prairie View A&M, UTSA, UT Arlington, UT Austin, Texas Tech University, U of H and Rice are participating in a design competition for the passenger stations for the railway, which will run between North Texas and Houston. “Students like these are early adopters, driving demand for travel options like the Texas bullet train. We can’t wait to see the proposals they put together …” said Holly Reed, managing director, external affairs, for Texas Central.Continue reading
Texas A&M has a record number of students enrolled this fall – 66,426. That figure includes 15,647 Hispanic and African-American students and nearly 6,000 international students. Nearly one quarter of the freshman class are first in their family to attend college. “Setting record enrollment is not one of our goals, but we are obviously pleased that so many young men and women want to pursue their college careers at Texas A&M,” said University President Michael K. Young.Continue reading