Major U.S. University Bans Biden’s DEI

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( – A new report has found that the University of Texas at Austin has fired several employees who were previously part of their diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) programs in order to be in compliance with a new state law. 

The university’s President Jay Hartzell on Tuesday announced that the school had completely dissolved its Division of Campus and Community Engagement and that all of the funding that was previously spent on those divisions has now been transferred elsewhere. 

The announcement came after the university continued to take action in order to be in compliance with the new Texas law that had gone into effect on Jan. 1, which dissolved all DEI institutions at public institutions. 

The Austin American-Statesman in a report noted that according to one source 60 positions that were part of the DEI work were eliminated. 

The Texas law further mandates that all public universities and colleges needed to have their governing boards ensure that their institutions were going to prohibit the establishment of DEI offices or maintenance of one and that DEI statements would no longer be used in the training and hiring processes followed by the university. 

About the new law, Hartzell wrote that there are strong feelings connected to SB 17 and that these are going to shape the perceptions of these measures. He added that it was also important for them to continue to welcome and foster a community that supported all. 

Hartzell in the message also pointed out that student-facing jobs would continue to be active throughout the semester and that those employees who were fired could apply for other positions at the university. 

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