The Paisano

Local Congressman uses Twitter town hall to reach out to students, criticize opponents

April 7, 2015

Marcus Connolly, The Paisano In an effort to generate discussion on college affordability, Congressman Joaquin Castro held a Twitter town hall where he encouraged over twenty six thousand followers to tweet their education related questions using #UMatter. The discussion took pla...

Community College Top 10% Bill

March 31, 2015

Marcus Connolly, The Paisano Eric Johnson (D-Dallas) has filed House Bill 3384, potentially granting the top 10 percent of community college students automatic acceptance at Texas public universities. “We know high-performing community college students do well after transferri...

Austin not the only capital influencing higher education policy

March 31, 2015

Although most of the regulations affecting UTSA originate at the state capital in Austin, a number of upcoming policy decisions at the federal level will have significant impacts on the university’s operations. Last year, the Obama administration revealed their plan to assess schools on how well they serve ...