For the third consecutive year, The University of Texas at Austin has been honored with the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.
Vince Young Returns to the Forty Acres to Support Programs for Low-Income, First-Generation Students
Former Longhorns quarterback Vince Young, who led the team to the 2005 national championship, is returning to The University of Texas at Austin to work for the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement (DDCE).
UT Austin Offers Experts on Civil Rights for the Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Presidential Library
Experts from across multiple disciplines at The University of Texas at Austin are available to speak with the media on topics related to the the Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Presidential Library April 8-10. (The list below is also available as a pdf.) Media seeking information on covering the summit should visit the press… » Continue Reading
Retired generals, Fortune 500 corporations and states across our country joined with higher education leaders, University of Texas alumni, social scientists, civil rights groups, students and the United States government Monday in urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the university’s narrowly tailored use of race as one, non-predominant factor in its admissions decisions.
Numerous amicus briefs are being filed with the United States Supreme Court today in support of The University of Texas at Austin's holistic admissions process, which looks at an applicant's race and ethnicity among many other factors.
Today, the University of Texas at Austin filed its brief to the United States Supreme Court as respondent in the case of Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin. The university’s brief states that "UT has learned through experience that diversity has invaluable educational benefits," and “better prepares students to become the next generation of leaders in an increasingly diverse work force and society."
Event: The South Asia Institute's "Color, Caste, or Creed — Embracing Diversity in Pakistan” a talk by Steve Inskeep, host of NPR Morning Edition, the most widely heard radio news program in the United States. When: Friday, April 27, 5-8 p.m. Where: Jackson School of Geological Sciences (JGB 2.324). A map is available online. Background:… » Continue Reading
Event: The Sweatt Symposium - “Awareness to Action: The Native American Male Experience” When: Wednesday, April 11, 5 p.m. (reception), 6 p.m. (panel discussion) Where: Benson Library Conference Room, Sid Richardson Hall Unit 1, 2315 Red River St. Background: Early in 2010 the College Board Advocacy & Policy Center issued “The Educational Crisis Facing Young… » Continue Reading
STATEMENT FROM BILL POWERS, PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN, ON THE U.S. SUPREME COURT’S GRANT OF CERTIORARI IN FISHER V. THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, ET AL. AND THE UNIVERSITY’S COMMITMENT TO A HOLISTIC ADMISSIONS POLICY THAT IS NARROWLY TAILORED TO ACHIEVE THE EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS OF A DIVERSE STUDENT BODY.
Continuing a 10-year trend, total enrollment of Hispanic students at The University of Texas at Austin increased slightly this fall to a record high of 8,975, or 17.5 percent of the student population, according to a preliminary report issued by the university.