Messages & Speeches

Each year, President Fenves delivers hundreds of speeches focusing on a wide range of topics to audiences throughout Texas and across the world. He also stays connected with the UT community by writing messages that provide a window into life on campus and highlight outstanding achievements.

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Michael & Susan Dell Foundation Partnership Kick-Off

This is the speech President Fenves gave to announce a transformative student-focused partnership between the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and UT.

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An Extraordinary New Partnership with the Dell Foundation

The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation is one of the foremost philanthropic organizations in the world. They also happen to be our neighbors here in Austin. Susan and Michael Dell have contributed so much to the community and to The University of Texas at Austin.

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Last Night's Student Forum

Last night, UT students hosted a forum to discuss sexual misconduct within our community. Many of you showed great courage in sharing your personal stories and asking difficult questions about how the university addresses, and communicates about, instances of misconduct.

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Safety Near Campus

An increase in violent crime in Austin in recent months has renewed concerns in our community about safety in areas around campus. We are currently developing a plan to hire additional police officers, expand patrols, and upgrade security-related technology in West Campus. 

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MLK Day Community Rally and March, 2020

The speech President Fenves gave during the program for the 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Community March and Rally after being introduced by Cherise Smith, Chair of UT’s African & African Diaspora Studies Department and Executive Director of the Galleries at Black Studies.

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Welcome Back to the Forty Acres!

I hope you enjoyed your winter break and were able to spend time with family and friends during the holidays. It was wonderful to see so many of you at yesterday’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day march and rally on the East Mall.

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