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Tech Shooting Proves Guns and Campuses Don’t Mix

Prayers and condolences go out to the family and friends of Lubbock’s slain policeman and the entire Texas Tech University community.

Don’t tell me that recent “guns on campus” legislation didn’t contribute to this incident because the perpetrator was too young for a concealed handgun license. The law was another societal statement that guns are OK.

Registration Open for Capitol Visits

You can now register for the TACT Fall Conference and Legislative Visits, October 27 and 28, by replying to this email or calling 512-419-9275.

TACT meeting with TCFS and TC/AAUP

TACT will be meeting with TCFS and TC/AAUP for the Fall conference on October 27 and 28, 2017. Conference will be held at the Embassy Suites. Details on room reservations are below.

Hotel Name: Embassy Suites Austin Central
Hotel Address: 5910 North I.H 35, Austin, TX 78723
Hotel Telephone: 1-800-729-5711

Group Name: TCFS
Group Code: CFS
(When placing a reservation, use group name and group code.)

TACT, Its Members and Texas Faculty Influence UT-Austin Regents to Grant Professors Freedom to Ban Guns in Offices

With the UT-Austin Board of Regents granting faculty freedom to ban guns in their offices, TACT would like to thank our TACT Board of Directors, members and Texas faculty. After compiling a “white-paper” based on input from Texas faculty, TACT was able to distribute your suggestions to Regents across Texas as to what areas guns should be banned on campus; including faculty offices.

This is just the first step in a long journey, but today TACT can assure you your voices were heard and will continue to be raised.

Hazlewood Limits Not Enough

Last Thursday a Texas federal appeals court ruled Texas universities are allowed to distribute Hazlewood funds based on whether or not a veteran enlisted into service while residing in Texas. Many may see this as a victory for Texas public university budgets, but unfortunately the biggest budget-drainer of the program is still active. Legacy, as it stands, if a veteran does not opt to apply their “tuition funds” to their own college education, they can choose to pass these funds to their children.

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