The financial aid landscape is changing drastically as the U.S. Congress and Texas Legislature respond to calls for major cuts to government programs. Student Financial Services Director Tom Melecki addressed questions about the UT financial aid awards for the 2011-12 school year.
After Rep. Charlie Howard, R-Sugarland, spoke at the funeral of a constituent who died from bacterial meningitis, he decided to push legislation that would require all students to get a vaccine against the disease before entering college.
A wrecked pick-up truck stood out against the Capitol lawn Wednesday as legislators and members of the media mourned the death of 17-year-old Alex Brown and discussed ways to prevent texting while driving.
Memorial High School senior Nicole Vargas stood a head shorter than most of the crowd at Tuesdays Planned Parenthood demonstration at the Capitol. Her opposition to proposed state cuts for the program, however, was just as big as that of every protester in the sea of pink shirts.