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Media Advisory: Report Will Address State of Black-Owned Businesses in Texas

EVENT: State Sen. Royce West and University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers will join researchers from The University of Texas at Austin as they issue a report, prepared in collaboration with the Texas Association of African American Chambers of Commerce, on the state of black-owned businesses in Texas. The event is open to…   » Continue Reading

Study Shows Jim Crow-Era Segregation Persists in Texas Schools

A first-of-its-kind study from researchers in the College of Education at The University of Texas at Austin shows that, in addition to being isolated by race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status, English language learners in Texas schools also are separated by language, suffering what has been termed “triple segregation.” Education professors Julian Vasquez Heilig and Jennifer Jellison…   » Continue Reading

Forum Explores Effects of Changing Demographics on Civic Participation

The Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life at The University of Texas at Austin's College of Communication, KLRU-TV, Austin PBS and KUT 90.5 FM are hosting a community conversation to explore the effects of changing demographics on civic participation in Central Texas. "Why Bother? Engaging Our Changing City" is the second event in a yearlong news and public dialogue series organized by the hosts.

Class of First-Time Freshmen Not a White Majority This Fall Semester at The University of Texas at Austin

For the first time in the history of The University of Texas at Austin, fewer than half of the fall semester's first-time freshmen are white students, according to a preliminary analysis.