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Total Eclipse of the Horns

On Monday, April 8, The University of Texas at Austin will experience Austin’s first total solar eclipse since 1397 and the last until 2343.

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Leadership Changes for the Vice President for Student Affairs

I am writing to share with you that Soncia Reagins-Lilly, vice president for student affairs and dean of students, has made the decision to retire from the University. 

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Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today, as we remember and celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., it is an opportunity for us to think as a community about where Dr. King said we should go, how we get there, and our actions along the way.

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Update on Senate Bill 17 Implementation

As the semester comes to a close, I write to update you on Senate Bill 17 (SB 17) implementation.

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Israel-Hamas War and Speech, Teaching and Research at UT Austin

Universities play a key role in modern society, but the extent of that role is called into question when the world faces catastrophic events. 

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Celebrating Free Speech Week on the Forty Acres

Today marks the beginning of Free Speech Week across our country. Here on the Forty Acres, it is an opportunity for us to celebrate and reflect upon our constitutional freedom to speak, and to appreciate the key role this freedom plays in our University’s educational and research missions.

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