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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

Retired UT provost Gerhard Fonken dies at 88
 Gerhard Fonken scavenged apples as a youngster to help his family survive the Great Depression and went on to become executive vice president and provost of the University of Texas. Along the way, he saw the airship Hindenburg burn, served in the U.S. Army in Europe in the aftermath of World War II and in the Korean conflict, and earned a...

Posted: a day ago

Gerhard Fonken scavenged apples as a youngster to help his family survive the Great Depression and went on to become executive vice president and provost of the University of Texas. Along the way, he saw the airship Hindenburg burn, served in the U.S. Army in Europe in the aftermath of World War II and in the Korean conflict, and earned a...
Court grants Ph.D. graduate a reprieve from UT disciplinary hearing

Posted: 4 days ago

A state appeals court has prohibited the University of Texas, at least temporarily, from conducting a disciplinary proceeding for deciding whether to revoke a Ph.D. conferred in 2008. The order Thursday by the 3rd Court of Appeals is the latest development in Suvi Orr’s long and circuitous legal battle to retain her doctorate in chemistry...
UTIMCO board votes to add Aggie flavor to investment firm’s name

Posted: 5 days ago

The board of directors for the University of Texas Investment Management Co. voted unanimously Thursday to add an Aggie flavor to the company’s name. The UT System Board of Regents is expected to sign off in May on the new name: the University of Texas/Texas A&M Investment Management Co. The company will continue to be known as UTIMCO...
Senate panel votes to scale back top 10% law for college admissions
 A key state senator has abandoned his plan to repeal a 20-year-old law that grants high-ranking students automatic admission to any of the more than three dozen public universities in Texas. Instead, Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo, wants to give the schools authority to limit such students to 30 percent of the incoming class from Texas. The Senate...

Posted: 6 days ago

A key state senator has abandoned his plan to repeal a 20-year-old law that grants high-ranking students automatic admission to any of the more than three dozen public universities in Texas. Instead, Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo, wants to give the schools authority to limit such students to 30 percent of the incoming class from Texas. The Senate...
UT investment company’s name, board to take on more of an Aggie flavor
 You wouldn’t know it at first blush, but the University of Texas Investment Management Co. doesn’t just oversee stocks, bonds and other assets for Longhorn Nation. The $18 billion Permanent University Fund endowment it manages also benefits Aggieland. The investment company’s name and the makeup of its board of directors...

Posted: 7 days ago

You wouldn’t know it at first blush, but the University of Texas Investment Management Co. doesn’t just oversee stocks, bonds and other assets for Longhorn Nation. The $18 billion Permanent University Fund endowment it manages also benefits Aggieland. The investment company’s name and the makeup of its board of directors...
Senate panel OKs plan to scale back, rather than repeal, top 10% law

Posted: 7 days ago

A state senator is abandoning his plan to repeal a 20-year-old law that grants high-ranking students automatic admission to any of the more than three dozen public universities in Texas. Instead, Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo, wants to give the schools authority to limit such students to 30 percent of their incoming students living in Texas. The...
Amid tough session for UT, bill could cut utility easement income, too
 It’s been a tough legislative session for the University of Texas System. Chancellor Bill McRaven scuttled plans for a campus of sorts in Houston under pressure from angry lawmakers. A proposal to transfer the university-owned, city-operated Lions Municipal Golf Course in Austin to the state parks department has won easy Senate approval...

Posted: 8 days ago

It’s been a tough legislative session for the University of Texas System. Chancellor Bill McRaven scuttled plans for a campus of sorts in Houston under pressure from angry lawmakers. A proposal to transfer the university-owned, city-operated Lions Municipal Golf Course in Austin to the state parks department has won easy Senate approval...
St. Edward’s raises $100.4 million, more than half for its students
 St. Edward’s University has raised $100.4 million in donations and pledges, with more than half of that sum set aside for grants to support students with financial need. The small Catholic school, situated on a hilltop three miles south of the Capitol, also received gifts to build a library and renovate the Main Building, a striking...

Posted: 13 days ago

St. Edward’s University has raised $100.4 million in donations and pledges, with more than half of that sum set aside for grants to support students with financial need. The small Catholic school, situated on a hilltop three miles south of the Capitol, also received gifts to build a library and renovate the Main Building, a striking...
St. Edward’s raises $100.4 million, more than half for student aid
 St. Edward’s University has raised $100.4 million in donations and pledges, with more than half of that sum set aside for grants to support students with financial need. The small Catholic school, situated on a hilltop three miles south of the Capitol, also received gifts to build a library and renovate the Main Building, a striking...

Posted: 14 days ago

St. Edward’s University has raised $100.4 million in donations and pledges, with more than half of that sum set aside for grants to support students with financial need. The small Catholic school, situated on a hilltop three miles south of the Capitol, also received gifts to build a library and renovate the Main Building, a striking...
Bill to transfer Muny from UT to state parks unit wins easy Senate OK
 The state Senate voted 21-10 Tuesday to transfer ownership of Lions Municipal Golf Course from the University of Texas System to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Senate Bill 822 now goes to the House, where Rep. Lyle Larson, R-San Antonio, who has agreed to carry it, predicts a warm reception. The measure’s author, Sen. Craig...

Posted: 14 days ago

The state Senate voted 21-10 Tuesday to transfer ownership of Lions Municipal Golf Course from the University of Texas System to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Senate Bill 822 now goes to the House, where Rep. Lyle Larson, R-San Antonio, who has agreed to carry it, predicts a warm reception. The measure’s author, Sen. Craig...
Senate approves bill to transfer Muny from UT to state parks unit
 The state Senate voted 21-10 Tuesday to transfer ownership of Lions Municipal Golf Course from the University of Texas to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Senate Bill 822 now goes to the House. The measure’s author, Sen. Craig Estes, R-Wichita Falls, said the purpose of the legislation is to ensure that Lions Municipal, also...

Posted: 14 days ago

The state Senate voted 21-10 Tuesday to transfer ownership of Lions Municipal Golf Course from the University of Texas to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Senate Bill 822 now goes to the House. The measure’s author, Sen. Craig Estes, R-Wichita Falls, said the purpose of the legislation is to ensure that Lions Municipal, also...