A Roadmap for Defending Free Speech: After Backlash, SMU Restores 9/11 Memorial
A few days after the governor sent his admonition, SMU announced that it had reversed its prior decision, and would now restore the 9/11 Memorial and “all displays to the traditional location on the lawn.”
The End of Diversity
Silence followed for another day or two until a note of an altogether different tenor arrived. I’d been disinvited. The note began, “I have been advised that we must focus more on a gender balance for the panel and that I should be adding another female speaker. So at this time I am sorry to say I have to withdrawal my invitation.”
Professors’ Suit to Block Concealed Carry on University of Texas Campuses Tossed Out
It is a measure of how entitled many college professors think themselves that a group of professors at the University of Texas at Austin, annoyed that the state legislature ignored their protests, filed a lawsuit to express their disapproval of a law.
At Texas State Technical College, the Job Market Helps Determine What Is Taught
The success of TSTC and TSTC graduates reminds those of us who follow higher education that market-based reforms can be introduced, and succeed, anywhere, not just at for-profit institutions.
What’s Happening to Intellectual Diversity This Commencement Season
The cancellation of Senator John Cornyn’s commencement address at Texas Southern University has dealt the latest blow to intellectual diversity this commencement season.
How to Catapult Texas Universities to World Stature
Governor Abbott has proposed a bold goal: to put five Texas universities in the top ten universities nationally. Here’s a way he could accomplish this feat with a net cost of zero.
UT Folds Houston Expansion: What It Means for TX Higher Education
While noting mistakes by UT Chancellor William McRaven, I commend his boldness and visionary thinking that led him to the project. The notion expressed by several, that this plan was an “invasion” of Houston by UT, was hyperbolic nonsense.
How will GOP control of the House, Senate, and presidency affect Lone Star College?
Speaking only for myself as a trustee at the Lone Star College System, it’s not too early to predict some changes.
Title IX sexual assault policies need revision
Title IX sexual assault provisions addressing protections for the accused are seriously flawed and must be revised.
Is There a Hidden Tax in Texas College Tuition?
If the subsidy to these students is warranted as a public interest, it should be funded by all taxpayers after full disclosure and public debate in the legislative forum.