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Business, Military, Society To Benefit if Supreme Court Upholds UT Admissions Policy

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.

University of Texas Receives Substantial Amicus Support in Supreme Court Case

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.

UT Austin’s Consideration of Race in Admissions is Narrow, Necessary and Constitutional

UT Austin’s Consideration of Race in Admissions is Narrow, Necessary and Constitutional

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."

Medical School Moves Closer to Reality at University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas at Austin welcomes today's vote by the Board of Regents to invest in building a new medical school that will be part of our flagship university.

$1 Million Gift to Create Family Garden at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Luci Baines Johnson and Ian Turpin have donated $1 million to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center of The University of Texas at Austin for a family garden bearing their name.

Provost Appoints Linda Hicke New Dean of College of Natural Sciences

Provost Appoints Linda Hicke New Dean of College of Natural Sciences

Linda A. Hicke, associate vice president of research at Northwestern University, has been named dean of the College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin.

Major Gift to Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center to be Announced Wednesday, April 25

For planning purposes only. All information is embargoed until 9:30 a.m. (CT), Wednesday, April 25. Philanthropist Luci Baines Johnson and University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers will announce a significant donation to the university's Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center on Wednesday, April 25, at 9:30 a.m. in Room 212 of the Main Building on The University of…   » Continue Reading

Powers Asks Business Leaders to Review University Efficiency and Suggest Cost Cuts

A group of private sector leaders from such companies as Accenture, Boeing and Dell are reviewing business practices at The University of Texas at Austin and developing strategies to reduce costs and make the university more efficient.

Statement Regarding U.S. Supreme Court Decision to Hear Fisher v. The University of Texas

Statement Regarding U.S. Supreme Court Decision to Hear Fisher v. The University of Texas

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.

The University of Texas at Austin Releases Blueprint to Raising Graduation Rates Within Five Years

The key to raising four-year graduation rates at The University of Texas at Austin is enhancing freshman orientation and the first-year experience to better emphasize academics and improving advising and student tracking, according to a newly released task force report. The Task Force on Undergraduate Graduation Rates was formed last year to develop strategies to…   » Continue Reading