Texas ‘Uncaged Art’ displays work from teen immigrants

U.S. 05/04/19, 11:46

Artwork created by teenage immigrants who were held in a now-dismantled West Texas tent city portrays their longing for freedom and comforting places, a curator said. The fundamental theme in the "Uncaged Art" exhibition is the Quetzal bird and its colorful plumage, The Dallas Morning News reported. David Romo, an El ...

‘Uncaged Art’ exhibit displays work from teenage immigrants

U.S. 05/04/19, 10:39

A curator says artwork created by teenage immigrants who were held in a now-dismantled West Texas tent city portrays their longing for freedom and comfort.The "Uncaged Art" exhibition highlights artwork produced by former detainees at the Tornillo tent city and is on display at the Centennial Museum at the University ...

Wilson appointed president of University of Texas at El Paso

U.S. 04/02/19, 10:44

The University of Texas System has formally appointed U.S. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson as president of the University of Texas at El Paso.Wilson was named the sole finalist for the position on March 8 and the system Board of Regents officially appointed her Tuesday.The former congresswoman has faced backlash ...

University of Texas spirit team suspended 6 years for hazing

U.S. 03/28/19, 17:16

The University of Texas has suspended its spirit team for six years after an investigation found that a student death could have been avoided if a team retreat marked by hazing had been better managed.The dean of students' office authorized the suspension of The Texas Cowboys on Wednesday, the Austin ...

Wilson urged to speak with UTEP students before starting job

U.S. 03/19/19, 17:58

El Paso-area lawmakers are urging U.S. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson to reach out to concerned students ahead of the final vote on her nomination as the next president at the University of Texas at El Paso. Wilson announced earlier this month that she was resigning as soon as her new ...

Former UT President Bill Powers dies at 72

U.S. 03/10/19, 17:05

Bill Powers, president of the University of Texas at Austin from 2006 to 2015 and a member of the law school faculty for more than 40 years, has died. He was 72.The university said Powers died Sunday in Austin from complications from a fall several months earlier and oculopharyngeal muscular ...

Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson is resigning

Politics 03/08/19, 12:20

Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson said Friday she is resigning to become president of the University of Texas at El Paso. A former U.S. House Republican member from New Mexico and graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Wilson has headed the Air Force since May 2017, making her President Donald ...

At some big colleges, sexual assaults most likely off-campus

U.S. 02/12/19, 14:12

At some of the nation's largest universities, the vast majority of sexual assaults take place not in dorm rooms or anywhere else on school property but in the neighborhoods beyond campus boundaries, according to data obtained by The Associated Press.But the schools' obligation to investigate and respond to those off-campus ...

2 universities to miss South Padre Island spring break party

U.S. 02/11/19, 13:44

The college student invasion on South Padre Island for one of the largest spring break parties in the country could look different this year after two large Texas universities opted to set their breaks for a different week.Some local venues and event organizers are welcoming the news that the University ...

University investments fare well in 2018, but worries linger

Business 01/31/19, 00:09

Hundreds of U.S. universities made strong returns on their financial investments last year, but experts worry the gains could be jeopardized by increased spending at many schools.A survey of more than 800 colleges and universities found that their endowments returned an average of 8.2 percent in fiscal year 2018, down ...

Report: Texas senator denies sexting, but won’t say who did

U.S. 12/18/18, 19:35

A Texas state senator accused of sending sexually explicit texts to a graduate student won't identify the person he says is actually responsible for the messages, which were sent through an app called Hushed, according to findings released by the university Tuesday.The report concluded that Republican state Sen. Charles Schwertner ...

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