Topic: Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Community Engagement

UT Austin Statement Regarding Reported Bleach Balloon Incident

Aug. 28, 2013

Statement from Dr. Gregory J. Vincent, Vice President for Diversity and Community Engagement, The University of Texas at Austin

AUSTIN, Texas The Austin Police Department and The University of Texas at Austin are cooperating to investigate a report that a balloon filled with bleach was dropped on an individual in the area that is west of campus. Indications are that the balloon dropped last week was filled with water. However, the university has collected clothing and balloon remnants from the site and sent them a lab for further forensic testing.

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University of Texas at Austin President Responds to Supreme Court Ruling

June 24, 2013

Following is a statement from University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers regarding today's Supreme Court ruling in the case of Fisher versus University of Texas at Austin. The ruling relates to the use of ethnicity as one factor in determining college admissions.

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President Powers to Host Panel Discussion on College Completion Recommendations

Feb. 7, 2013

Event: University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers will host a panel to discuss the National Commission on Higher Education Attainment's recommendations for increasing college completion.

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Campus Climate Response Team and Incident Reporting System Now in Place at The University of Texas at Austin

March 29, 2012

The University of Texas at Austin has developed a Campus Climate Response Team (CCRT) that will serve as a university-wide strategy resource team to address bias incidents that may affect campus climate. As part of this new initiative to advance an inclusive and diverse campus climate, an online incident reporting form that can be accessed by faculty members, staffers, students, contractors, and visitors to campus also has been developed.

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Powers Given First Jurisprudence Award by Austin Council of Anti-Defamation League

March 11, 2009

William Powers Jr., president of The University of Texas at Austin, has been given the inaugural Austin Jurisprudence Award by the Austin Council of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).

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