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.
The Aggies are coming to Austin!
“A UT education allows the sons and daughters of sales clerks and factory workers to one day own the store,” said UT Austin President Greg Fenves this week as he announced $15 million in additional aid for students of middle-class families. The goal of the new effort is to make a UT Austin education increasingly affordable and accessible to more Texas families.Continue reading
"As imperfect as it might be."
“It does not require a force as powerful as the sun to get The University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University to work together, but it certainly helps. UT Austin’s Next Generation Photovoltaics Center will add a new solar research site at Texas A&M University thanks to a new grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).” Along with non-academic partners, such as Boeing and the U.S. Air Force, the researchers will address both technical and non-technical challenges of solar power, including educating the public about the low-cost energy being produced by solar farms.Continue reading