While Austin is under stage two watering restrictions, the University, which is not required to follow city ordinances, will run the LBJ Fountain through the Civil Rights Summit on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
In this week's podcast, Jacob Kerr, Amanda Voeller and guests Julia Brouillette and Madlin Mekelburg talk about the recent Fort Hood shooting. They also talk about newly-released notes from a summer 2013 UT System Board of Regents meeting suggesting Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa asked President William Powers Jr. to step down and Jacob's recent story on traffic in the Austin area.
The continuation of civil rights issues on campus during Bill Clinton’s tenure as president revolved around the struggle to memorialize two key figures within the black community, and included new conversations about LGBTQ rights.
During the years George W. Bush was president, socially conservative state and national policies related to same-sex marriage and public school integration drove most on-campus discussions of civil rights.
UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa asked President William Powers Jr. to step down from his position last summer, according to notes taken during an executive session of the UT System Board of Regents originally obtained by The Austin American-Statesman.