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Scholarships based on race protected federally, but UT System guidance says they should be reviewed amid impending DEI ban

Scholarships based on race protected federally, but UT System guidance says they should be reviewed amid impending DEI ban

Morgan Severson, Managing Editor November 27, 2023

Texas colleges and universities are making changes on campus to comply with Senate Bill 17’s Jan. 1 deadline, which bans diversity, equity, and inclusion offices, mandatory trainings and DEI statements...

The UT Tower on Jul. 13, 2023.

UT professor receives UT System Regents’ award for exceptional teaching

Raiyan Shaik, Senior News Reporter October 23, 2023

Fourteen professors received recognition from the University of Texas System Board of Regents across several of its academic and medical institutions, including an UT Austin professor, for exceptional...

Ryan Streeter to lead Civitas publication and research

Ryan Streeter to lead Civitas publication and research

Reece Tincher, General News Reporter September 27, 2023

The Civitas Institute appointed Ryan Streeter on Sept. 5 to lead publication and research for the Institute.  Streeter formerly served as Executive Director for UT’s Center for Politics and Governance,...

Lee College President Lynda Villanueva speaks on the Texas Tribune Festival panel Race and Higher Ed with Paul Quinn College President Michael Sorrell, Rice University fellow Ruth Simmons and Royce West, Texas State Senator, D-Dallas, on Sep. 23, 2023.

Texas Tribune Festival panelists discuss the state of diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education

Sarah Brager, Senior News Reporter September 24, 2023

Higher education institutions must do as much as possible to protect students’ sense of identity amidst concerns of inclusion on campuses, a group of panelists said at the 2023 Texas Tribune Festival.  Kate...

UT students question the future of DEI offices following state ban

UT students question the future of DEI offices following state ban

Vivien Ayers, News Desk Editor August 28, 2023

The fate of diversity, equity and inclusion offices has been looming in the minds of UT students, staff and faculty since Senate Bill 17 was signed on June 17. The UT Systems Board of Regents voted...

UT students walk down 25th st. on the first day of class, Aug. 21, 2023.

UT System and Coursera launch free online micro-credential program

Sarah Brager, Senior News Reporter August 22, 2023

The UT System and online course provider Coursera launched a micro-credential program earlier this month that’s free for all University students, faculty, staff and alumni across its nine academic institutions....

UT System Board of Regents announce plans for new UT medical center

UT System Board of Regents announce plans for new UT medical center

Raiyan Shaik, Senior News Reporter August 20, 2023

The UT System Board of Regents announced plans to build a new medical center on the site of the Frank Erwin Center during a press conference Aug. 14. The University of Texas at Austin Medical Center will...

UT System announces partnership to bring students free, virtual mental health care

UT System announces partnership to bring students free, virtual mental health care

Mason Rouser, Senior News Reporter June 26, 2023

As part of an investment to expand student mental health services, the UT System announced a new program last week to provide students across all 14 UT institutions with virtual and free mental health...

Gov. Abbott appoints John Michael Austin as Student Regent for UT Board of Regents

Gov. Abbott appoints John Michael Austin as Student Regent for UT Board of Regents

Mason Rouser, Senior News Reporter June 22, 2023

Gov. Greg Abbott appointed John Michael Austin as the Student Regent for the University of Texas System Board of Regents earlier this month for a term lasting from June 2023 to May 2024.  The Student...

UN report concerning global warming ignites ethical debate of UT’s reliance on fossil fuels

UN report concerning global warming ignites ethical debate of UT’s reliance on fossil fuels

Vivien Ayers, Senior News Reporter April 21, 2023

The United Nations released a report on March 20 warning that if countries maintain their current carbon emissions rates, the planet will reach the maximum temperature to sustain life by the end of the...

Senate approves bill incorporating Stephen F. Austin State University into UT System

Senate approves bill incorporating Stephen F. Austin State University into UT System

Madeline Duncan, Senior News Reporter April 17, 2023

The Texas Senate unanimously approved Senate Bill 1055 on Monday, which would move Stephen F. Austin State University into the University of Texas System.  The SFA Board of Regents voted to join the...

Texas strives to provide telemedicine to more schools

Ireland Blouin, Senior News Reporter March 30, 2023

Editor's note: This story was originally published on March 30, 2023, but was updated on August 3, 2023, to reflect changes to the percentage of K-12 school districts in Texas that the TCHATT program serves.  The...

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