Helicopter parents, impatient trustees, overworked professors, entitled athletics boosters and deeply partisan lawmakers with little cash to spare. It’s enough to make people wonder why anyone would want the job of college president.
When Rhode Island became the 13th state to allow in-state tuition for illegal immigrants at public colleges, supporters heralded the move as one that would give students the kind of advanced education they need to succeed in the workforce.
Zach Williams studies diligently in pursuit of his dream. “I’d like to go to the Air Force Academy, go into the military and be a pilot,” Williams said.
A Texas legislator doesn’t believe Texas A&M will leave the Big 12 to join the Southeastern Conference before a hearing in front of his committee Tuesday.
Some Texas college students could find themselves looking for new ways to pay for their education. According to education officials, the state has less money to use for financial aid.
Urging against treating Texas college students like customers “shopping on iTunes or visiting Banana Republic,” a top UT administrator blasted proposed higher education reforms broadly endorsed by Gov. Rick Perry but opposed by faculty statewide.
Hundreds of North Texas high school students recently celebrated a major achievement. During a ceremony at SMU, some 200 students not only declared where they were going to college, but also made a commitment to graduate.
A North Texas teenager remembers his life as a gang member. Now the 18-year-old is president of his senior class at Evolution Academy Charter School, about to receive his high school diploma and hopes to go to SMU.
The only historically black college in Dallas has obtained accreditation from a national agency that certifies Christian schools.
As currently proposed, the state budget won’t fund growth at state universities and Higher Education Commissioner Raymund Peredes says that’s a problem.