University of Texas at Austin News

‘Social Justice’ is Overrunning the University of Texas

By Mark Pulliam | Aug 20, 2018

The latest racket in higher education, evident at my alma mater, the University of Texas at Austin, is the disturbing proliferation of “social justice” as a degree program, a course topic, an academic emphasis, and even as a prerequisite in campus job descriptions.

Cronyism 101 at the University of Texas

By Mark Pulliam | Aug 6, 2018

The Burnt Orange Mafia at the University of Texas–the inner circle of overpaid administrators, influence-wielding donors, supplicant vendors, and political hacks who approve UT’s inflated budget in exchange for preferential admission for their (and supporters’) unqualified children–want to raise “protection money” to ensure UT receives friendly treatment in the upcoming legislative session.

Something is Amiss at UT Law School

By Mark Pulliam | May 10, 2018

I have great affection for my alma mater, the University of Texas School of Law, and am grateful for the excellent, affordable, and life-changing education I received there. I have previously reminisced about my student years (here and here), and from time to time have also offered some constructive criticism, mainly directed at the university administration as a whole, particularly regarding the leadership of UT President Greg Fenves.

Texas AG praises Trump nomination of Deputy Solicitor General Campbell Barker to federal court in Tyler

By David Yates | Jan 23, 2018

AUSTIN – On Jan. 23, Attorney General Ken Paxton praised President Donald Trump’s nomination of Deputy Solicitor General J. Campbell Barker to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

Pretrial hearing approaching in malpractice against against Houston attorneys

By Olivia Olsen | Aug 9, 2017

HOUSTON – A pre-trial conference is set for Aug. 25 in the malpractice suit filed against attorneys Richard Bergner and Don Ford by former client Juliette Fairley in the Southern District of Texas.

Critics say Gov. Abbott stopped local control of industries to accommodate special interests

By Kacie Whaley | Aug 2, 2017

AUSTIN – Gov. Greg Abbott's latest decision to discontinue local government control of property development and construction industries has resulted in critics expressing that he is kneeling to special interests.

Austin federal court grants motions to dismiss University of Texas professors' complaint on carry law

By Zachary Lewis | Aug 1, 2017

AUSTIN – The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas at Austin granted motions to dismiss three University of Texas professors’ complaints against Attorney General Ken Paxton, the University of Texas and the Campus Carry Law on July 6.

Paxton weighs in on lawsuit aiming to overturn state bar diversity laws

By Glenn Minnis | Jan 6, 2017

&&& AUSTIN – A federal court suit challenging the legality of the state of Texas’ attempts to diversify its State Bar governing board now has the official support of local Attorney General Ken Paxton.

Political Correctness Deep in the Heart of Texas

By Mark Pulliam | Nov 23, 2016

The widely disparate official responses to two recent campus protests at UT speak volumes.

Amber Mostyn among campaign finance panelists at Tribune Festival, mega-donor says politicians spend ‘inordinate’ time fundraising

By David Yates | Sep 28, 2016

AUSTIN – Amber Mostyn, the wife of Steve Mostyn, recently participated on a campaign finance panel, telling the moderator that she thinks politicians spend an “inordinate” time fundraising – an opinion arguably supported by the fact her and her husband donate millions to Democrats.

The longhorn: Texas tough

By U.S. Sen. John Cornyn | Nov 30, 2015

Traveling through the plains in Texas, you’re bound to see the unmistakable silhouette of the famed Texas Longhorn.

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