University of Texas

AUSTIN — Getting the best seats for Texas sporting events could cost more as part of a new loyalty points system. The UT Athletics Department on Tuesday announced what it calls a simplified process to determine priority for season tickets, parking, postseason games and other high-demand events.

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AUSTIN — University of Texas Chancellor William McRaven has created a committee to study admissions practices in the wake of an investigation that found unqualified students have been admitted based on their connections.

The announcement Monday comes just days after an external investigation found that the flagship university's president, Bill Powers, used his authority to admit applicants with friends in high places — and then misled lawyers looking into the matter. It also found that members of the board of regents exerted influence over admissions.

‘Border Patrol’ Party At UT Frat House?

Feb 11, 2015

A University of Texas-Austin fraternity house hosted a “western” themed party that apparently became a “border patrol party.” Some are calling Saturday's gathering “racist.” According to reports, several students belonging to Phi Gamma Delta dressed in ponchos and sombreros, wore construction uniforms with Hispanic names.

Oklahoma State Seeks Strong Interview

Feb 11, 2015

AUSTIN — Oklahoma State notified Texas officials this week that it wants to take sworn statements from Longhorns coach Charlie Strong and offensive coordinator Shawn Watson about who is calling the plays at Texas.

The move stems from Oklahoma State’s breach of contract lawsuit against former Cowboys assistant Joe Wickline, who is now on Strong’s staff at Texas.

AUSTIN — The new chancellor of the University of Texas System told Gov. Greg Abbott and other top Republicans on Thursday that concealed handguns at colleges will make campus less safe.

William McRaven, the former Navy admiral who directed the Special Forces operation to kill Osama bin Laden, took over the lead of the University of Texas System this month. As his predecessor, Francisco Cigarroa, did in previous years, McRaven wrote a letter to state leaders outlining campus opposition to allowing concealed weapons in campus building and classrooms.