UT System http://kut.org en UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa Steps Down http://kut.org/post/ut-system-chancellor-francisco-cigarroa-steps-down <p>After five years, Francisco Cigarroa announced Monday morning that he is stepping down as University of Texas System Chancellor.&nbsp;</p><p>Cigarroa&nbsp;says he's leaving to head the pediatric transplant surgery department at the <a href="http://uthscsa.edu/">UT Health Science Center at San Antonio</a>.</p><p>"It really ended up being a very personal decision as to what is my next role in life?"&nbsp;Cigarroa&nbsp;said at a press conference Monday morning. "What’s the next mountain I want to climb?"</p><p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 19:12:17 +0000 Kate McGee 9749 at http://kut.org UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa Steps Down Seek UT Gives Students a Sneak Peek at Post-Grad Salaries http://kut.org/post/seek-ut-gives-students-sneak-peek-post-grad-salaries <p>For some, the combination of student debt and the post-grad blues is a crushing weight – one that comes swiftly, and without warning. But now, for prospective Texas college students, a forecast of post-grad life is a click away.</p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 21:15:49 +0000 Andrew Weber 9572 at http://kut.org Seek UT Gives Students a Sneak Peek at Post-Grad Salaries UT Regents Put President Powers' Job On the Agenda: How We Got Here http://kut.org/post/ut-regents-put-president-powers-job-agenda-how-we-got-here <p>The UT Board of Regents is expected to discuss the employment of University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers <a href="http://kut.org/post/ut-regents-discuss-employment-bill-powers">during its executive session today</a>. It’s the first time his employment has been placed on the agenda for discussion – and the latest development in what’s become a power struggle among state leadership.</p><p>The scene: boardrooms, committee chambers or behind closed doors. The characters: men who hold power in the Texas capitol, or the UT Tower. But how did the situation get to this point?</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/124486666&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 14:19:15 +0000 Kate McGee & David Brown 9352 at http://kut.org UT Regents Put President Powers' Job On the Agenda: How We Got Here Bill Addressing UT Regents Reaches the House http://kut.org/post/bill-addressing-ut-regents-reaches-house <p>A bill codifying and clarifying the roles and responsibilities of Texas' higher education governing boards, regents, systems and institutions has reached the Texas House of Representatives after passing the Senate.</p><p>House Rep. Don Branch, R-Dallas, gave his take on <a href="http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=83R&amp;Bill=SB15">SB 15</a>&nbsp;to the Higher Education Committee.</p><p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 19:25:00 +0000 Austin Feldman 7480 at http://kut.org Bill Addressing UT Regents Reaches the House UT Regents Backtrack on Open Records, Investigation (Update) http://kut.org/post/ut-regents-backtrack-open-records-investigation-update <p><strong>Update: </strong>The UT Board of Regents' decision to release public documents to the Texas legislature didn't stop the state Senate from passing a bill that would limit the board's authority and require new regents to complete an ethics training course. The Senate passed the bill today. It now heads to the House for a vote.</p><p><strong>Original Story </strong>(1:45 p.m.)<strong>: </strong>The UT System Board of Regents voted Thursday to release all records requested by state lawmakers and ask the state Attorney General to conduct an investigation into the relationship between the UT Law School and the <a href="http://www.utexas.edu/law/about/foundation/">Law School Foundation</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>Last week, regents had considered withholding documents from the legislature.&nbsp;Regent <a href="http://www.utsystem.edu/board-of-regents/current-regents/james-d-dannenbaum">James Dannenbaum</a>&nbsp;says that was a miscommunication.</p><p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 21:45:04 +0000 Kate McGee 7316 at http://kut.org UT Regents Backtrack on Open Records, Investigation (Update) Lawmakers, Observers React to Tense UT System Meeting http://kut.org/post/lawmakers-observers-react-tense-ut-system-meeting <p>Longtime employees of the University of Texas System said they could not recall a split vote on the board of regents, which has traditionally settled differences behind closed doors and presented a unified front. That changed on Wednesday, catching higher education observers and even some lawmakers off guard.</p><p>The board voted 4-3 — Chairman Gene Powell and another member were absent — in favor of commissioning an external review of the relationship between the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Texas Law School Foundation, an independently run fundraising organization.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 19:02:30 +0000 Reeve Hamilton, Texas Tribune 7038 at http://kut.org Lawmakers, Observers React to Tense UT System Meeting UT System Approves Four-Year Tuition Guarantee Plan http://kut.org/post/ut-system-approves-four-year-tuition-guarantee-plan <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 1.5em; line-height: 1.35;">The nine academic campuses in the University of Texas System will soon offer four-year guaranteed tuition plans as an option to their students.</span></p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; font-size: 1.5em; line-height: 1.35; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif;">At a Thursday meeting, the system's board of regents approved a measure requiring campuses to have the option in place.</p><p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 01:24:00 +0000 Reeve Hamilton, Texas Tribune 6616 at http://kut.org UT System Approves Four-Year Tuition Guarantee Plan Lawmakers Take Steps Toward Medical School in Rio Grande Valley http://kut.org/post/lawmakers-take-steps-toward-medical-school-rio-grande-valley <p></p><p></p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 20:42:13 +0000 Bobby Blanchard 6455 at http://kut.org Lawmakers Take Steps Toward Medical School in Rio Grande Valley