Rick Francis, a 15-year member of Tech's governing board, said Thursday he would step down from his position as chair. Tedd Mitchell, president of the system's Health Sciences Center and its interim chancellor, was also named sole finalist for the permanent position.
A spokesperson said Schwertner "categorically denies any knowledge of the accusations leveled against him" and added that the senator "is eager to cooperate with the University of Texas and hopes to make clear he played no part in the behavior described.”
On this week's TribCast, Emily talks to Evan, Patrick and Dave about Travis Clardy's addition to the House Speaker's race, the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey, Chancellor Robert Duncan's surprise ouster from the Texas Tech University System and the Tribune's latest coverage of families divided at the border.
The A&M System is banning relationships between undergraduate students and faculty or staff. Meanwhile, the flagship campus in College Station is implementing nearly a dozen changes to the student disciplinary process.
A three-judge panel of the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a prior dismissal of a lawsuit filed by three professors at the University of Texas at Austin, which aimed to block the law and allow professors to prohibit firearms in their classrooms.
In a strongly worded letter, McRaven, the former chancellor of the University of Texas System, asked President Donald Trump to revoke his security clearance so he could be included on "the list of men and women who have spoken up against your presidency."
The project, funded without tuition or taxpayer dollars, will add exclusive suites, clubs, new coaches' offices, loge boxes and seating to the south end zone of the Royal-Memorial football stadium, according to UT System documents.
After a months-long search, the board of regents went outside Texas and tapped the former chancellor of the City University of New York for the system's top appointed position. UT's chancellor oversees eight academic institutions and six health institutions.