Higher Education | Education
Avoid missteps to student loan forgiveness
Having college debt disappear is something many student loan holders can only dream of. But it's possible for some of the 44 million people in the U.S. with education loans.
Study finds pay for public college presidents up 5.3 percent
TWU president emerita dies at 95
Two of the three highest-paid public university leaders are from Texas
University of Texas System Chancellor Bill McRaven and Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp ranked second and third in the nation, earning $1.5 million and $1.3 million respectively, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education's annual Executive Compensation Report, which lists the pay of chancellors and presidents of public universities.
In a year of cuts, the Texas Legislature boosted financial aid for college students
Attempts to freeze tuition may have stalled out at the Texas Legislature this year, but lawmakers did take one quiet step toward addressing college affordability: They gave the state's biggest financial aid program a boost.
In the Texas Capitol this year, university leaders' worst fears never materialized
Some of Texas' top lawmakers entered the 2017 legislative session with big plans to shake up higher education in the state. Instead, their 140 days' worth of work was most notable for what they didn't do to public universities.
Elizabeth Pauley retires after serving as TWU's first female police chief
When Elizabeth Pauley was hired in 1996 as a police officer for Texas Woman's University, she was determined to stay in the position. That changed in 2012, when she became TWU's first female police chief. At 66 years old, Pauley retired this month and had a formal going away ceremony Wednesday.
Denton ISD names two buildings after former board members
School board members voted Tuesday to name the existing Professional Development Center after Curtis Ramsey, a former board member and longtime educator. The board also voted to name the new support services building currently being built on Elm Street after Bill Giese, a former professor and local education advocate.
Nathan Conard, of Denton, was awarded the President' Distinguished Scholarship to Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls. He will get a total of $28,000 over four years, starting when he enters as a freshman this fall.