The separation of UT-Brownsville and Texas Southmost College leads to hundreds of layoffs.
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The House approved an amendment allowing college student groups to discriminate in their membership.
Susan Mills, a professor at the University of Texas at Brownsville/Texas Southmost College, is suing the university officials who fired her—apparently the first lawsuit to come out of the schools’ messy split that’s cost the jobs of nearly 100 faculty members.
Sen. Kel Seliger’s bill that could cut through the University of Texas System regents’ current power struggle with the Legislature was heard by the House Higher Education Committee early Wednesday morning.
Lawmakers will decide later this session whether to go ahead with funding colleges based on performance, but on Wednesday lawmakers took up a proposal to dramatically expand the system.
Higher education leaders have long opposed the idea, but a slew of conservative House members stood Thursday to defend campus carry.
Dallas Rep. Dan Branch has introduced a bill that could tie up to 25 percent of higher ed funding to “outcomes” like quick graduation, doubling down on a controversial proposal he backed last session.
House Bill 360 Rep. Matt Krause (R-Fort Worth) Under this bill Rep. Matt Krause wants to allow student organizations, even those at private schools, […]
Lawmakers held an emotional first hearing Wednesday on a proposal to merge the University of Texas-Pan American and UT-Brownsville into a new mega-university for South Texas.
The Lead: The Senate appears to be revving into action with last week’s first meetings of the Senate Finance Committee, while the House seems […]