University of Texas at Austin

Lacking foundation, minorities struggle in STEM fields

Oct 31st, 2013
This article is part of the series Missing Scientists

Underrepresented minority students in science, technology, engineering and math — known as STEM fields — named lack of preparation, stereotyping and unsupportive learning environments as the three major challenges they face.

Survey suggests employment on rise for recent grads

Oct 9th, 2013

The number of students entering employment immediately after graduation increased from 56 percent in 2009 to 65 percent in 2012, according to a survey conducted by CareerLAB.

Affirmative action overplays citizens’ unnecessary labels

Jul 7th, 2013

Abigail Noel Fisher is a Caucasian American who applied for college at the University of Texas at Austin.

Affirmative action ruling unlikely to affect U. policy

Jun 30th, 2013

University administrators reacted positively to Monday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling in a landmark affirmative action case, saying the decision is unlikely to influence Brown’s admission policies.

Paxson navigates advocacy, leadership

Apr 1st, 2013

President Christina Paxson signed a petition last month supporting same-sex marriage in Rhode Island on a personal basis and as a local business leader, but she did not attach the University’s official support.

California public university system shows support for affirmative action

Aug 30th, 2012

The policy has reached the Supreme Court in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin.

It’s time to check your privilege

Feb 27th, 2012

On Feb. 21, the Supreme Court agreed to review a lawsuit against the University of Texas at Austin. The lawsuit was filed by then-prospective student Abigail Noel Fisher after the university denied her admission into its undergraduate program. Fisher c…

Supreme Court should uphold affirmative action

Feb 23rd, 2012

When the Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, media outlets reeled at the prospect that affirmative action could be abolished.

A safer world without guns

Sep 30th, 2010

On Tuesday morning, a 19-year-old sophomore math major opened fire on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin, sending the school into a paralyzing lockdown before ultimately taking his own life. While fortunately no one else was injured in t…

Expert advocates usage of clickers

Jan 21st, 2010

By: Nehal Patel

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