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UT sues again for affirmative action policy by architect of Fisher case
June 28, 2017
Edward Blum, president of Students for Fair Admissions and the self-described “architect” of the Fisher v. University of Texas case, filed a lawsuit Tuesday against UT for the University’s affirmative action policies.
Adler reaffirms goals to lower greenhouse gases
June 20, 2017
After President Donald Trump announced U.S. withdrawal from the Paris climate accord, Austin Mayor Steve Adler was among eight mayors across the country who pledged to adopt climate policies without the federal government.
Capital Metro shifts to increase ridership near UT
June 16, 2017
Capital Metro is working to increase ridership on their network for UT students and the greater Austin community through Connections 2025, an ambitious plan to improve the city’s transportation network.
“March Against Sharia” meets fierce counter-protest at Capitol
June 11, 2017
An anti-Islam activist group hosted a march against Sharia law and faced dozens of counter-protesters at the Texas Capitol on Saturday.
After years of helping students, UT attorney runs for judgeship
June 10, 2017
Sylvia Holmes, associate director at Legal Services for Students, has helped UT students in legal trouble for the past seven years, acting like a compass in the courtroom.
McRaven, other university chancellors praise bills that target sexual assault
May 30, 2017
UT Chancellor William McRaven signed a letter with five other university chancellors Tuesday in support of bills that fight sexual assault on college campuses as the Texas Legislature concluded its final session Monday
UTPD: bomb evacuation was self-induced and not official
May 4, 2017
UT Police Department said the banner displaying the words “Tuition Pays For Bombs” that caused Monday afternoon’s evacuation of the Belo Center for New Media was not a credible bomb threat.
Mayor pro tem discusses solutions to homelessness around UT
April 28, 2017
Concerns with Austin’s homeless population and student safety quickly reached Austin Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo after the on-campus death of dance freshman Haruka Weiser last year.
House Bill amends provisions for minors with alcohol offenses
April 28, 2017
During his first semester at UT, Jason Taylor woke up in a holding cell with no idea how he got there.
Law enforcement agencies fight civil forfeiture in state legislature
April 20, 2017
Texas law enforcement agencies are fighting bills with bipartisan support in the state Legislature that could limit law enforcement’s powers to seize and withhold property from a person suspected of criminal activity under a law known as civil forfeiture.
Seeking Arrangements site sweeps UT campus
April 12, 2017
Public health senior Alexis watched a 42 year old man leave her apartment after a date where he not only footed the bill, but he paid her, too.
Federal judge strikes down voter ID law
April 12, 2017
A federal judge struck down a Texas voter identification law Monday for the second time, saying it intentionally discriminated against minority voters.
Reproductive rights activists rally, lobby for Planned Parenthood
April 6, 2017
A congregation of pink shirts, posters and “pussy hats” swarmed the state Capitol Wednesday in support of Planned Parenthood, protesting more than 40 anti-abortion bills in the Texas Legislature.
At refugee fundraiser, Syrian girl shares scars from the war
April 2, 2017
Basima Hawasli, an 18-year-old Syrian refugee, spoke to students and guests Friday about her journey escaping her country’s civil war.
Adler speaks on ride-hailing, taco rivalry at Tejas Club
March 31, 2017
A tradition of frank disclosures at Tejas Club, such as when Coach Tom Herman revealed his admiration for Justin Bieber’s singing, continued Thursday to include Austin Mayor Steve Adler’s disdain for San Antonio breakfast tacos.
Professor highlights Native American mental health issues
March 23, 2017
The loss of cultural identity in Native American communities has greatly contributed to mental health issues, such as substance abuse and suicide, said Joseph Gone, psychology and American cultures professor at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.
Hinojosa says Texas lege should improve priorities
March 22, 2017
State Rep. Gina Hinojosa, D-Austin, said as a Catholic, she is aware how powerful shame can be in affecting change, and the Texas Legislature deserves some for failing to prioritize issues such as education funding.
Coffeeshop meeting fosters discourse about Islam, builds friendships with Muslims
March 19, 2017
A woman wearing a hijab, a traditional head covering worn by some Muslim women, in the Texas heat may automatically be viewed as oppressed, when in fact it was the individual’s decision, said Arif Mirza, outreach director for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Austin.
Texas GOP discuss minority, youth outreach at Capitol
March 10, 2017
Democrats have made better use of the term “diversity” in persuading votes from racial minorities than Republicans, Tarrant County Commissioner Andy Nguyen said Wednesday.
New book traces and unravels Trump’s worldview
March 10, 2017
After reviewing decades of President Donald Trump’s interviews, articles, books and tweets, King’s College professor Charlie Laderman has co-written a new book, “Donald Trump: The Making of a World View.”
Longest-serving African-American, woman discusses history serving in Legislature
February 23, 2017
State Rep. Senfronia Thompson, D-Houston, the longest-serving African-American and the longest-serving woman in Texas legislative history, discussed her experience Wednesday in government during the Barbara Jordan National Forum at the LBJ School of Public Affairs.
Study shows Texans enjoy yet barely interact in their communities
February 20, 2017
More than 82 percent of Texans like living in their communities, yet only 43 percent of Texans interact with neighbors at least once a week, according to a report by the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life.
Littlefield Lecture Series hosts keynote on post-Civil War Reconstruction Era, voter suppression
February 17, 2017
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Steven Hahn analyzed America’s Reconstruction period and touched upon voter suppression Thursday in the second annual Littlefield Lectures.
Panel at School of Law discusses strategies to target fake news
February 10, 2017
Ross Ramsey, co-founder of The Texas Tribune, emphasized the importance of fact-checking in journalism in a lecture at the UT School of Law Thursday.
Two professors host a discussion on MLK’s anti-Vietnam War speech
January 26, 2017
LBJ School of Public Affair professors discuss MLK’s anti-Vietnam War speech.
UT Games provide new avenues for classroom learning
January 22, 2017
UT researchers use video games to improve the classroom experience.
Texans must advocate for water protection bills
November 30, 2016
Columnist Albert Zhao highlights the problem of water pollution in Texas and why our legislature must pass bills to limit it.
Ken Paxton’s lawsuits intrude on city autonomy
November 16, 2016
Columnist Albert Zhao criticizes Attorney General Ken Paxton's frivolous lawsuits against cities and his hypocrisy in fighting government intrusion.
Censoring the YCT would restrict free speech
November 3, 2016
Columnist Albert Zhao believes that Student Government bill (AR 15) would restrict the YCT's First Amendment rights.
Corporate executives must be held accountable
October 26, 2016
Columnist Albert Zhao explains that prioritizing long-term company growth can help deincentivize corporate misbehavior.
Rep. Lamar Smith obstructs climate action, scientific progress
October 12, 2016
Columnist Albert Zhao explains how District 21 Rep. Lamar Smith politicizes science and prevents action on climate change.
Google Home turns us into lazy royalty but helps medical field
October 5, 2016
Columnist Albert Zhao explains that Google Home increases laziness in users but also helps the medical field.
Texas lawsuit against federal overtime rules is unwarranted
September 29, 2016
Columnist Albert Zhao argues that the state lawsuit against overtime laws is unwarranted.
Students should have freedom to use e-cigarettes
September 21, 2016
Columnist Albert Zhao explains why UT should end its crusade on e-cigarettes.
Abbott's STEM grants fail to raise school funding
September 14, 2016
Columnist Albert Zhao argues that Gov. Greg Abbott's proposed STEM grants are overshadowed by inadequate funding of Texas public schools.
Ken Paxton's lawsuit targets transgender Americans
September 1, 2016
Guest columnist Albert Zhao explains that Attorney General Ken Paxton uses false claims to attack transgender Americans.
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