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University of Austin President Pano Kanelos pitches Texas’ newest university as a place dedicated to free inquiry

UATX was launched by a group of higher education critics, including Kanelos, who believe universities have abandoned their commitment to open inquiry, free speech and civil discourse.

Matthew Watkins, Managing Editor for News and Politics at The Texas Tribune, speaks one on one with University of Austin founding president Pano Kanelos on the road to creating the university at Studio 919 Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2023, in Austin.

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