Education and Leadership

College Costs and Opportunities

Nov. 15, 1999

As president of a large public university, I am aware of the concerns of parents and students about the cost of a college education. To be sure, earning a college degree requires a major investment of time, money and effort. However, while the benefits of higher education are invaluable, its cost often is overstated in the media -- especially the cost of attending a state university. This leads to a public perception that, for many people, college is out of reach.

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Unprecedented online Grad School Survey results to be released Nov. 12 at UT Austin

Nov. 3, 1999

Researchers who conducted the groundbreaking online Grad School Survey will release their results during a panel discussion at The University of Texas at Austin on Nov 12. More than 6,500 students from across the country completed the survey. The results provide a ranking of 400 science and engineering departments based on their educational practices.

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National Association of Graduate-Professional Students expands groundbreaking survey with Sloan Foundation grant

Nov. 3, 1999

The National Association of Graduate-Professional Students (NAGPS) received a $30,000 grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to expand a groundbreaking Web-based survey effort aimed at evaluating and ranking doctoral departments based on student perceptions of educational and professional development practices.

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UT Austin President Larry R. Faulkner to visit Houston high schools

Oct. 21, 1999

UT Austin President Larry R. Faulkner will visit top academic achievers in the junior and senior classes at three Houston high schools on Monday (Oct. 25) to encourage them to apply for Longhorn Opportunity Scholarships.

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UT Austin President Larry R. Faulkner to visit Dallas area schools

Oct. 8, 1999

President Larry R. Faulkner of The University of Texas at Austin will visit three Dallas area high schools on Wednesday (Oct. 13) to encourage students to strive for academic excellence and to remind seniors to apply for Longhorn Opportunity Scholarships for the fall 2000 semester.

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