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

Texas Tech Chancellor Robert Duncan to retire
 Robert Duncan, chancellor of the Texas Tech University System and a former state legislator, announced Monday that he will retire at the end of the month. “As we approach the start of a new school year, I look back with pride on the tremendous strides we have made in recent years,” Duncan said in an email to the university community...

Posted: 13 hours ago

Robert Duncan, chancellor of the Texas Tech University System and a former state legislator, announced Monday that he will retire at the end of the month. “As we approach the start of a new school year, I look back with pride on the tremendous strides we have made in recent years,” Duncan said in an email to the university community...
UT regents give Army’s Futures Command free use of space temporarily
 University of Texas System regents signed off Friday on plans to allocate space — at no charge until December 2019 — in the system’s downtown Austin building to the U.S. Army for its Futures Command, which is tasked with leading a modernization of military technologies and building partnerships with innovators in academia...

Posted: 3 days ago

University of Texas System regents signed off Friday on plans to allocate space — at no charge until December 2019 — in the system’s downtown Austin building to the U.S. Army for its Futures Command, which is tasked with leading a modernization of military technologies and building partnerships with innovators in academia...
FOLLOW LIVE: UT regents expected to approve Army lease, $1B endowment payout
 University of Texas System regents are expected to take up a variety of matters on Friday. Among them: — Approval of a lease of space in the UT System’s downtown Austin headquarters building to the U.S. Army for its Futures Command, which is charged with leading a modernization of military technologies and building partnerships...

Posted: 4 days ago

University of Texas System regents are expected to take up a variety of matters on Friday. Among them: — Approval of a lease of space in the UT System’s downtown Austin headquarters building to the U.S. Army for its Futures Command, which is charged with leading a modernization of military technologies and building partnerships...
UPDATES: UT regents’ meeting
 James Milliken, sole finalist for chancellor of the University of Texas System, attended part of Thursday’s closed-door session of the Board of Regents. Some participants in the session found his presence highly unusual, given that Milliken, former chancellor of the City University of New York and former president of the University...

Posted: 5 days ago

James Milliken, sole finalist for chancellor of the University of Texas System, attended part of Thursday’s closed-door session of the Board of Regents. Some participants in the session found his presence highly unusual, given that Milliken, former chancellor of the City University of New York and former president of the University...
Approval of record $1 billion payout from endowment on regents’ plate
 The Board of Regents of the 14-campus University of Texas System will dive into a range of topics at a two-day meeting this week, from a discussion about the public value of a university system to a recommendation from its staff to boost the payout from a higher education endowment to just more than $1 billion, a record. The endowment, known...

Posted: 5 days ago

The Board of Regents of the 14-campus University of Texas System will dive into a range of topics at a two-day meeting this week, from a discussion about the public value of a university system to a recommendation from its staff to boost the payout from a higher education endowment to just more than $1 billion, a record. The endowment, known...
Veteran administrator Milliken sole finalist for UT System chancellor
 University of Texas System regents voted Saturday to name James B. Milliken, former chancellor of the City University of New York and former president of the University of Nebraska, as the sole finalist for chancellor of the 14-campus system. The unanimous vote by the Board of Regents, with Regent Rad Weaver absent, came at a special meeting...

Posted: 9 days ago

University of Texas System regents voted Saturday to name James B. Milliken, former chancellor of the City University of New York and former president of the University of Nebraska, as the sole finalist for chancellor of the 14-campus system. The unanimous vote by the Board of Regents, with Regent Rad Weaver absent, came at a special meeting...
UT regents name James B. Milliken sole finalist for chancellor
 University of Texas System regents voted Saturday to name James B. Milliken, former chancellor of the City University of New York and former president of the University of Nebraska, as the sole finalist for chancellor of the 14-campus system. The unanimous vote by the Board of Regents, with Regent Rad Weaver absent, came at a special closed-door...

Posted: 9 days ago

University of Texas System regents voted Saturday to name James B. Milliken, former chancellor of the City University of New York and former president of the University of Nebraska, as the sole finalist for chancellor of the 14-campus system. The unanimous vote by the Board of Regents, with Regent Rad Weaver absent, came at a special closed-door...
Honran a Joe R. y Teresa Lozano Long como ejemplo de filantropia
 Joe R. y Teresa Lozano Long crecieron en hogares humildes. Ella era hija de un granjero lechero y él era hijo de un electricista. Ella obtuvo tres títulos en la Universidad de Texas, incluido un doctorado en educación. Él estudió una carrera técnica en la Universidad Estatal de Tarleton, obteniendo...

Posted: 12 days ago

Joe R. y Teresa Lozano Long crecieron en hogares humildes. Ella era hija de un granjero lechero y él era hijo de un electricista. Ella obtuvo tres títulos en la Universidad de Texas, incluido un doctorado en educación. Él estudió una carrera técnica en la Universidad Estatal de Tarleton, obteniendo...
UT regents’ agenda for Saturday meeting comes in two different versions
  The University of Texas System Board of Regents routinely posts its full agenda for upcoming meetings on the system’s website
            — except when it doesn’t. A special called meeting for Saturday is a case in point. Under state law, public agencies and university governing boards are required to post the agenda for...

Posted: 12 days ago

The University of Texas System Board of Regents routinely posts its full agenda for upcoming meetings on the system’s website — except when it doesn’t. A special called meeting for Saturday is a case in point. Under state law, public agencies and university governing boards are required to post the agenda for...
Deputy Chancellor David Daniel to retire from his UT System post
 David E. Daniel, the deputy chancellor of the University of Texas System and a former president of UT-Dallas, will retire at the end of August. Daniel, 68, led the UT System’s failed bid to operate Los Alamos National Laboratory, and his departure comes as the Board of Regents seeks a new chancellor to succeed Bill McRaven, who stepped...

Posted: 13 days ago

David E. Daniel, the deputy chancellor of the University of Texas System and a former president of UT-Dallas, will retire at the end of August. Daniel, 68, led the UT System’s failed bid to operate Los Alamos National Laboratory, and his departure comes as the Board of Regents seeks a new chancellor to succeed Bill McRaven, who stepped...
UT board could name finalist for chancellor after interviews Saturday

Posted: 13 days ago

University of Texas System regents will meet Saturday to interview candidates for chancellor of the 14-campus system and could name one or more finalists that day. Former UT-Austin President Larry Faulkner has been serving as interim chancellor since the end of May, when Bill McRaven stepped down, citing health concerns and a desire to teach...