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Kate McGee covers higher education for The Texas Tribune.

Gov. Greg Abbott Tells State Agencies To Stop Considering Diversity In Hiring

Gov. Greg Abbott’s office is warning state agency and public university leaders this week that the use of diversity, equity and inclusion...

UT-Austin Blocks Access To TikTok On Campus Wi-Fi Networks

The University of Texas at Austin has blocked access to the video-sharing app TikTok on its Wi-Fi and wired networks in response...

Two-Thirds Of Board Members Overseeing Texas Public Universities Are Abbott Donors. They’re Not Shy...

In 2017, state Rep. Lyle Larson authored a bill to block any governor from appointing someone to a state board or commission...

Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness Plan Could Lower Debt For More Than Half Of Texas...

A’Naiya Vavis graduated from Texas State University four years ago with $14,000 in student loan debt, and her $180 monthly payment to...

Texas Gubernatorial Race Between Abbott And O’Rourke Tightens, According To First Poll Since Uvalde...

A new Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday shows the Texas gubernatorial race has tightened between Gov. Greg Abbott and Democratic nominee Beto...

Professors Behind Conservative-Backed “Liberty Institute” Say UT Has Strayed From Plan

University of Texas at Austin finance professor Richard Lowery was emailing with a colleague in London last November when he was asked...

Gov. Greg Abbott Instructs School Safety Officials To Conduct “Unannounced, Random Intruder” Audits Of...

Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday instructed state school security and education officials to start conducting “in-person, unannounced, random intruder detection audits on...

Texas Senate Democrats Call For Special Session To Raise The Age To Purchase Guns,...

The Texas Senate Democratic Caucus is urging Gov. Greg Abbott to call an emergency special legislative session to consider a variety of...

Texas School Board Association Breaks From National Group Over Letter Requesting Help From Biden...

The Texas Association of School Boards, the state group representing the state’s 1,024 public school boards, has severed its ties with the...

UT Faculty Members Demand Answers After Dan Patrick Says Liberty Institute Intended To Fight...

A tweet sent by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has reignited concern among some University of Texas at Austin faculty members that the...

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