University of Texas

Bob Daemmrich / The Texas Tribune

The University of Texas System plans to build a new campus on 300 acres in the southwestern part of Houston, an initiative its leaders say will drastically expand the system's presence in the state's biggest city.

It's not yet clear whether the land will be used for a branch campus for a particular school or as a hub for all the UT System's 14 academic and health institutions, but the land won't likely be for a new university. 

Ryan E. Poppe

The U.S. Supreme Court has set a date to hear oral arguments in a case that challenges universities using race as a component of their admissions policy.  In 2008, Abigail Fisher sued the University of Texas at Austin after she failed to get into UT because of what she and her attorneys label as racial discrimination.

Ryan E. Poppe

The University of Texas at Austin’s President has named a new interim athletic director following the buyout of former athletic director Steve Paterson’s contract. UT President Greg Fenves  named Houston attorney Mike Perrin as the temporary replacement.

“For over thirty years he has worked with the athletics department on a volunteer basis, [providing] great services to this university while he has had an outstanding professional career as one of the most prominent lawyers in the state of Texas," Fenves said.

University of Texas

SAN ANTONIO — The University of Texas System took yet another important step in establishing and enhancing ties with Mexico today as UT System and Mexico’s National Council of Science and Technology formed a partnership to develop new academic and research programs.

Ryan E. Poppe

The Employees Retirement System of Texas has announced that beginning this month, employee spouses would be entitled to all employment benefits including health coverage and spousal retirement benefits.  According to the agency’s website, that applies to all state agencies and to those who have retired from the state.  It also applies to the employees of state colleges and universities.

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