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Ralph K.M. Haurwitz

Higher education reporter

Ralph K.M. Haurwitz has covered higher education for the Austin American-Statesman since 2004. He was previously a projects reporter and, before that, covered the environmental beat. He began working at the Statesman in 1993 after editing and writing at newspapers in western Pennsylvania. He and his wife live in Austin and have two adult children.

Latest from Ralph K.M. Haurwitz

Special House-Senate panel expected to review higher ed funding
 The state’s approach to funding the University of Texas, Texas A&M University and other institutions of higher education would undergo a top-to-bottom review by a special committee of the Legislature under a recommendation by House and Senate budget negotiators. Such a review could lead to major changes in how legislative appropriations...

Posted: 19 hours ago

The state’s approach to funding the University of Texas, Texas A&M University and other institutions of higher education would undergo a top-to-bottom review by a special committee of the Legislature under a recommendation by House and Senate budget negotiators. Such a review could lead to major changes in how legislative appropriations...
Bill to shift Muny to state parks unit dies — but could return in 2019
 The University of Texas has dodged a chip shot: proposed legislation that would have forced it to preserve Lions Municipal Golf Course. UT and the other 36 public universities in the state also avoided legislatively imposed limits on tuition. And a measure allowing some junior colleges — Austin Community College among them — to...

Posted: 2 days ago

The University of Texas has dodged a chip shot: proposed legislation that would have forced it to preserve Lions Municipal Golf Course. UT and the other 36 public universities in the state also avoided legislatively imposed limits on tuition. And a measure allowing some junior colleges — Austin Community College among them — to...
House signs off on bachelor’s degree at ACC, campus sex assault bills

Posted: 4 days ago

Legislation that would allow certain public junior colleges, including Austin Community College, to offer bachelor’s degrees in some workforce-oriented fields was approved by the Texas House on Saturday. The House also signed off on two measures addressing campus sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating violence and stalking. It&rsquo...
House approves underage-drinking amnesty in reporting sex assaults

Posted: 5 days ago

The Texas House on Friday gave final approval to a measure granting underage-drinking amnesty to a minor who reports a sexual assault, as well as preliminary approval to two other bills dealing with campus sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating violence and stalking. All three measures were authored by Sen. Kirk Watson, D-Austin. Senate...
Beyond-the-grave argument advanced for Muny legislation
State Rep. Lyle Larson LAURA SKELDING / AMERICAN-STATESMAN There’s been a fair amount of debate lately about George W.

Posted: 6 days ago

State Rep. Lyle Larson LAURA SKELDING / AMERICAN-STATESMAN There’s been a fair amount of debate lately about George W.
Bachelor’s degree in nursing at ACC? Texas House could make it possible
 When Stephanie Berman of Round Rock earned her associate degree in nursing at Austin Community College, it marked a turning point in her life. A single mother emerging from an abusive relationship, with three young children, she was finally able to earn a decent paycheck. But Berman soon realized that a bachelor’s of science degree...

Posted: 6 days ago

When Stephanie Berman of Round Rock earned her associate degree in nursing at Austin Community College, it marked a turning point in her life. A single mother emerging from an abusive relationship, with three young children, she was finally able to earn a decent paycheck. But Berman soon realized that a bachelor’s of science degree...
Measure to preserve Muny on ‘life-support,’ House sponsor says
 Proposed state legislation that would preserve Lions Municipal Golf Course, which occupies 141 acres of University of Texas-owned land in West Austin, is “on life-support,” its House sponsor said Wednesday. Rep. Lyle Larson, R-San Antonio, made the remark in an interview with the American-Statesman after a House Land and Resource...

Posted: 7 days ago

Proposed state legislation that would preserve Lions Municipal Golf Course, which occupies 141 acres of University of Texas-owned land in West Austin, is “on life-support,” its House sponsor said Wednesday. Rep. Lyle Larson, R-San Antonio, made the remark in an interview with the American-Statesman after a House Land and Resource...
SENATE BILL 822: Measure to preserve Muny on ‘life support,’ House sponsor says
 Proposed state legislation that would preserve Lions Municipal Golf Course in West Austin is on “life support,” its House sponsor said Wednesday. Rep. Lyle Larson, R-San Antonio, made the remark in an interview with the American-Statesman following a hearing on Senate Bill 822. He noted that Saturday is the last day Senate...

Posted: 8 days ago

Proposed state legislation that would preserve Lions Municipal Golf Course in West Austin is on “life support,” its House sponsor said Wednesday. Rep. Lyle Larson, R-San Antonio, made the remark in an interview with the American-Statesman following a hearing on Senate Bill 822. He noted that Saturday is the last day Senate...
'NO MEANS NO': UT student, a sexual assault victim, touts legislation
 It happened when Christina Breitbeil was a junior in high school. She was sexually assaulted after she got drunk at a party and passed out, she testified Monday at a state Senate hearing. Later, at the University of Texas, Breitbeil found that she lacked confidence to resist unwanted sex. Now, with newfound resolve thanks in part to her association...

Posted: 9 days ago

It happened when Christina Breitbeil was a junior in high school. She was sexually assaulted after she got drunk at a party and passed out, she testified Monday at a state Senate hearing. Later, at the University of Texas, Breitbeil found that she lacked confidence to resist unwanted sex. Now, with newfound resolve thanks in part to her association...
UT student, a sexual assault victim, touts ‘no means no’ legislation
 It happened when Christina Breitbeil was a junior in high school. She was sexually assaulted after she got drunk at a party and passed out, she testified Monday at a state Senate hearing. Later, at the University of Texas, Breitbeil found that she lacked confidence to resist unwanted sex. Now, with newfound resolve thanks in part to her association...

Posted: 9 days ago

It happened when Christina Breitbeil was a junior in high school. She was sexually assaulted after she got drunk at a party and passed out, she testified Monday at a state Senate hearing. Later, at the University of Texas, Breitbeil found that she lacked confidence to resist unwanted sex. Now, with newfound resolve thanks in part to her association...