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.
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.
The University of Texas at Austin and other universities are combating criticism over their decisions to increase tuition. These jabs are not only coming from the students and parents who will pay the increased tuition, but also from the Texas Legislature. The institutions claim the reason for the tuition increase is in response to the state funding as a reduced percentage of total costs.
We know this is a short notice, but if you are able to, please join the TACT Staff in this march for Gun-Free Campuses.
Date: Friday, January 8th, 2016
Place: Gather in Griffin Hall on 2nd Floor of the JW Marriott
(110 E. 2nd. Street)
Times: 1:30 p.m.: Gather in Griffin Hall on the 2nd. Floor of the JW Marriott
(Speech to be given by Professor Roland Greene of Stanford University)