Editorial dated May 16, 2012 by Senate President Michael Morton, Graduate Student Assembly President Michael Redding and Student Government President Thor Lund, supporting UT Austin President Bill Powers’ vision and stating the UT System Board of Regents pose a threat to the quality of The University of Texas at Austin.
Written and signed by Senate President Michael Morton, Graduate Student Assembly President Michael Redding and Student Government President Thor Lund, the May 14 letter supports UT Austin President Bill Powers’ vision for the university and states students will continue to “stand with Powers.”
Editorial in the December 1, 2011 edition of The Daily Texan by Student Government president Natalie Butler, chair of UT Austin’s Faculty Council Alan Friedman and Senate of College Councils president Carisa Nietsche about the UT System-MyEdu deal and how “[i]t is in the best interest of students and the rest of campus for us to work together and make MyEdu great for UT.”
Article in The Daily Texan for July 4, 2011 about the Senate of College Councils’ interactive timeline and site devoted to the recent situation occurring with the UT System Board of Regents.
Editorial by Student Government President Natalie Butler, published in The Daily Texan on June 20, criticizing the “[s]o-called ‘reforms’ being pushed by outside interest groups” and voicing opposition to the “fringe groups” that want to “test their ideas on [UT Austin].”
Editorial by Senate President Carisa Nietsche, published in The Daily Texan on May 3, criticizing the Regents’ lack of a response to the April 25 student letter and calling on the Regents to be more transparent and include more student input in current discussions.
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Written and signed by Senate President Carisa Nietsche – as well as signed by ten College Council presidents and the presidents of Student Government and Graduate Student Assembly – the April 25 letter calls for greater transparency and student involvement and urges the Regents to keep research and teaching intermingled and to place a higher emphasis on the quality of education when making decisions.
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Dated April 13, the letter was sent to the Board of Regents after Butler traveled to Arizona State University with several Regents and UT System officials to observe how ASU has moved many classes online. The letter states that ASU’s move to more online classes is not appropriate for UT and discourages the Regents from pushing for such a system.
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Editorial dated April 12 by Senate President Carisa Nietsche about the importance of research to the University of Texas at Austin.