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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

UT regents approve terms for Larry Faulkner as interim chancellor
 University of Texas System regents on Wednesday approved employment terms for Larry Faulkner as interim chancellor at a salary of $500,000 a year, prorated over the length of his service. Faulkner, 73, is a former president of UT-Austin and agreed to come out of retirement to fill in as chancellor after Bill McRaven resigned and until a new...

Posted: 2 days ago

University of Texas System regents on Wednesday approved employment terms for Larry Faulkner as interim chancellor at a salary of $500,000 a year, prorated over the length of his service. Faulkner, 73, is a former president of UT-Austin and agreed to come out of retirement to fill in as chancellor after Bill McRaven resigned and until a new...
ACC will launch bachelor’s degree program for registered nurses in fall
 Austin Community College this fall will begin offering a bachelor’s degree for the first time, now that accreditors have signed off on its plan to offer a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. The program is designed for people who are registered nurses, meaning they have passed a licensing exam after earning a credential such as an associate...

Posted: 2 days ago

Austin Community College this fall will begin offering a bachelor’s degree for the first time, now that accreditors have signed off on its plan to offer a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. The program is designed for people who are registered nurses, meaning they have passed a licensing exam after earning a credential such as an associate...
ACC celebrates renovated, revitalized African American Cultural Center
 Austin Community College has completed a renovation of its African American Cultural Center, and a celebration Monday showcased the center’s artifacts as well as palpable enthusiasm about the need for cross-cultural appreciation during turbulent racial times. The center has existed for years at ACC’s Eastview campus...

Posted: 3 days ago

Austin Community College has completed a renovation of its African American Cultural Center, and a celebration Monday showcased the center’s artifacts as well as palpable enthusiasm about the need for cross-cultural appreciation during turbulent racial times. The center has existed for years at ACC’s Eastview campus...
A&M System’s charge at Los Alamos includes improving safety culture
 Texas A&M University System officials were thrilled earlier this month when the system and its two partners won the contract to manage and operate Los Alamos National Laboratory, birthplace of the atomic bomb. Now comes the hard part: changing the lab’s culture to improve safety, security and efficiency. The National...

Posted: 6 days ago

Texas A&M University System officials were thrilled earlier this month when the system and its two partners won the contract to manage and operate Los Alamos National Laboratory, birthplace of the atomic bomb. Now comes the hard part: changing the lab’s culture to improve safety, security and efficiency. The National...
UT names history professor Leonard Moore vice president for diversity
 Leonard N. Moore, a University of Texas history professor whose classes have included “Race in the Age of Obama” and “Race in the Age of Trump,” has been named the school’s vice president for diversity and community engagement. Moore joined the faculty in 2007 and was the senior associate vice president for diversity...

Posted: 8 days ago

Leonard N. Moore, a University of Texas history professor whose classes have included “Race in the Age of Obama” and “Race in the Age of Trump,” has been named the school’s vice president for diversity and community engagement. Moore joined the faculty in 2007 and was the senior associate vice president for diversity...
Group including Texas A&M System wins contract to run Los Alamos lab
 A team consisting of the Texas A&M University System, the University of California and Battelle Memorial Institute has won a contract to run Los Alamos National Laboratory, a major part of the nation’s nuclear weapons complex, federal officials announced Friday. The contract for the team, known as Triad National Security LLC, includes...

Posted: 13 days ago

A team consisting of the Texas A&M University System, the University of California and Battelle Memorial Institute has won a contract to run Los Alamos National Laboratory, a major part of the nation’s nuclear weapons complex, federal officials announced Friday. The contract for the team, known as Triad National Security LLC, includes...
Texas A&M System part of team winning contract to run Los Alamos
 A team consisting of the Texas A&M University System, the University of California and Battelle Memorial Institute has won a contract to run Los Alamos National Laboratory, a major part of the nation’s nuclear weapons complex, federal officials announced Friday. The contract for the team, known as Triad National Security LLC, includes...

Posted: 13 days ago

A team consisting of the Texas A&M University System, the University of California and Battelle Memorial Institute has won a contract to run Los Alamos National Laboratory, a major part of the nation’s nuclear weapons complex, federal officials announced Friday. The contract for the team, known as Triad National Security LLC, includes...
KLRU-TV to move from longtime UT home to ACC’s Highland campus
 KLRU, the public television station that has operated from the University of Texas since it went on the air in 1962, will move to Austin Community College’s Highland campus in 2020, where it will have more space as well as an expanded role in community initiatives and workforce development. “This is going to be a great collaboration...

Posted: 15 days ago

KLRU, the public television station that has operated from the University of Texas since it went on the air in 1962, will move to Austin Community College’s Highland campus in 2020, where it will have more space as well as an expanded role in community initiatives and workforce development. “This is going to be a great collaboration...
Voters in Pflugerville school district to consider joining ACC
 Austin Community College trustees are one step closer to scheduling a November election for voters in the Pflugerville school district to decide whether to become part of ACC’s taxing territory. The trustees certified a petition Monday evening from residents of the school district who want to put the annexation question on the ballot...

Posted: 16 days ago

Austin Community College trustees are one step closer to scheduling a November election for voters in the Pflugerville school district to decide whether to become part of ACC’s taxing territory. The trustees certified a petition Monday evening from residents of the school district who want to put the annexation question on the ballot...
McRaven leaves methane issue on UT lands for his successor
 Bill McRaven, whose last day as chancellor of the University of Texas System was Thursday, has left a question about methane emissions from system-owned oil and gas lands in West Texas to his successor. The question: whether to convene a task force to reduce releases of what is considered a significant contributor to global warming. The retired...

Posted: 21 days ago

Bill McRaven, whose last day as chancellor of the University of Texas System was Thursday, has left a question about methane emissions from system-owned oil and gas lands in West Texas to his successor. The question: whether to convene a task force to reduce releases of what is considered a significant contributor to global warming. The retired...
Former UT president Faulkner to step in as system’s interim chancellor
 When Larry Faulkner stepped down in 2006 after nearly eight years as president of the University of Texas, he predicted correctly that he wouldn’t pursue “a leisure existence.” Since then, he has served as president of a charitable foundation for six years; chairman of a national panel to advance the teaching and learning...

Posted: 22 days ago

When Larry Faulkner stepped down in 2006 after nearly eight years as president of the University of Texas, he predicted correctly that he wouldn’t pursue “a leisure existence.” Since then, he has served as president of a charitable foundation for six years; chairman of a national panel to advance the teaching and learning...