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Opinion: Texas Universities Have a Duty to Serve Society Directly—Houston Chronicle
Public research universities face enormous challenges in the 21st century, perhaps none more significant than the obligation of universities to serve society.

UT System Apologizes for Revoking Nepali Students’ Scholarships—The Chronicle of Higher Education
The University of Texas System has apologized for “the anguish and hardship” dozens of Nepali applicants suffered after the system’s Tyler campus revoked their full scholarships this spring.

Facebook’s AI Growth Squeezes Universities—Memphis Business Journal
Facebook is opening new AI labs in Seattle and Pittsburgh, after hiring three AI and robotics professors from the University of Washington and Carnegie Mellon University.

This Software Millionaire is Building the College of His Dreams—The Chronicle of Higher Education
Kevin Runner plans to found Runchero U. as a research hub for renewable energy and a training ground for organic farming and ancient crafts.

How Colleges Can Help STEM Students Think More Broadly—The Chronicle of Higher Education
The STEM disciplines are higher education’s golden child.