UT-Austin Dean Cites Texas Campus Carry Law In Resignation

The dean of the architecture school at the University of Texas at Austin architecture announced his resignation on Thursday citing the state’s new campus carry law, The Texas Tribune reported.

Fritz Steiner said he had been previously turned down other job offers, but decided to accept the position of dean at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, his alma mater, in part because people will be able to carry guns on campus and in classrooms beginning August 1.

“I would have never applied for another job if not for campus carry,” he told the Tribune. “I felt that I was going to be responsible for managing a law I didn’t believe in.”

Steiner has led an award-winning program while at UT-Austin. He starts his new position on July 1, according to the report.

Dear Reader,

When we asked recently what makes TPM different from other outlets, readers cited factors like honesty, curiosity, transparency, and our vibrant community. They also pointed to our ability to report on important stories and trends long before they are picked up by mainstream outlets; our ability to contextualize information within the arc of history; and our focus on the real-world consequences of the news.

Our unique approach to reporting and presenting the news, however, wouldn’t be possible without our readers’ support. That’s not just marketing speak, it’s true: our work would literally not be possible without readers deciding to become members. Not only does member support account for more than 80% of TPM’s revenue, our members have helped us build an engaged and informed community. Many of our best stories were born from reader tips and valuable member feedback.

We do what other news outlets can’t or won’t do because our members’ support gives us real independence.

If you enjoy reading TPM and value what we do, become a member today.

Latest Livewire
Comments
Masthead Masthead
Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Associate Editor:
Investigations Desk:
Reporters:
Newswriters:
Director of Audience:
Editor at Large:
General Counsel:
Publisher:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Associate Publisher:
Front End Developer:
Senior Designer: