Texas Capitol Dome

Happy National Voter Registration Day!

Happy National Voter Registration Day!   The deadline to register to vote for the upcoming Nov. 5 election is Oct. 7, 2019  Full of towering figures like Barbara Jordan and Laura Bush, MLS ’73, Texa

UT Tower

Briefing Room: May 28, 2019

Happy Sine Die!   This past Memorial Day marks the end of the 86th Legislative Session. The House and Senate adjourned for the interim.

UT Tower and Main Building from Front

Briefing Room: May 14, 2019

The state budget is always the number one issue facing UT Austin during legislative session. As of this writing, higher education stakeholders have been pleasantly surprised with the proposed budgets 

Texas Capitol Building

Briefing Room Feb. 27, 2019

You may have seen Texas A&M Chancellor John Sharp’s opinion piece last week in the Houston Chronicle, in which A&M makes the case for greater investment in public higher education as lawmakers

Inside Texas Union

Budget Conferees Named

Though the upper and lower chambers individual proposals don’t seem all that different from a total spending standpoint, the ways in which they arrived at those numbers varies greatly.

Hook ’Em Statue and Stadium

Update on Senate Bill 822

Senate Bill 822 (Estes) recently passed the full Senate and was sent to the House for referral to a committee.

UT Tower with Trees

Important Information on the Budget of UT-Austin

Alumni and friends of the University of Texas, our university could face harder times as the Legislature considers the budget for the next two years. UT-Austin is poised to take another cut based on

Tower with George Washington

Chancellor McRaven's Vision for the University of Texas System

The Board of Regents met for their November meeting to address a variety of system-wide issues.

Inside Capitol Rotunda

Important Civic Dates to Note

The March primary season is already here. It is important for members, alumni, and UT Advocates to have their calendars updated with relevant dates.

View from Six Pack to Capitol

Updates from the 84th Legislative Session

Base Funding Chairman Zerwas introduced HB 1000, which relates to state support for general academic teaching institutions.  It was voted favorably from the House Higher Education Committee last Wedn