On Aug. 9, President Barack Obama walked into a crowded Gregory Gym showing his "Hook 'em, Horns" hand sign.
The president discussed higher education and the need to become more globally competitive.
"We have been slipping," he said. "In a single generation we have fallen from first place to 12th place in college graduation rates. That is unacceptable, but not irreversible." Read more from Obama's speech.
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In anticipation of the president's visit to campus, Know asked University of Texas at Austin experts what they think will be the most important issues for his administration to address during the next two years. Read their responses.