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McRaven resigns from investment board
April 25, 2017
UT System Chancellor William McRaven decided last Wednesday to give up his seat on the board of the University of Texas Investment Management Co. in order to have the position filled by a Texas A&M System representative instead.
Secretary of Education removes consumer protections from student loans
April 25, 2017
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos retracted policy memos two weeks ago that protected students taking out loans, a decision which could impact students across the country.
DHFS considers gender-inclusive housing option
April 12, 2017
The University of Texas at Dallas will provide students with the chance to live in gender-inclusive housing this upcoming fall semester, causing some UT Austin students to want the same option.
Muslim-American discusses experiences working in the government
April 10, 2017
As a student who saw the impact of 9/11, Farooq Mitha’s perception of the involvement of Muslim-Americans changed and inspired him to encourage more Muslim-Americans to take a proactive role in government.
Jefferson Davis statue reaches Briscoe Center
April 9, 2017
At 8 feet, 6 inches tall, the refurbished and controversial Jefferson Davis statue reached its final destination at the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, returning to university grounds.
Trump’s proposed budget impacts higher education, research
April 6, 2017
Billions of dollars would be cut from various agencies under President Donald Trump’s proposed 2018 budget plan, impacting numerous higher education programs and research opportunities, according to a statement from the president of the Association of Public Land-Grant Universities.
Update: Senate approves Muny Golf Course transfer
April 5, 2017
The debate over Lions Municipal Golf Course could soon come to an end.
UT System chief medical officer stresses importance of reform in mental health hospitals
March 31, 2017
Five of the 11 mental health hospitals in Texas need to be replaced because of improper infrastructure and need for repair, according to David Lakey, UT System chief medical officer.
Proposed bill aims to raise purchasing age of tobacco and tobacco-related products
March 30, 2017
Approximately 28,000 adults die annually in Texas because of smoking-related illnesses, according to the website Texas Tobacco Law.
UT Austin has highest percentage of rape among female undergraduates, study finds
March 26, 2017
The Cultivating Learning and Safe Environments survey, found 15 percent of female undergraduates had been “raped, either through force, threat of force, incapacitation or other forms of coercion,” since their enrollment at UT Austin.
Proposed bill decreases veterans and families eligible for benefits
March 24, 2017
Since 1923, veterans in Texas have received educational benefits for themselves and later for their families through the Hazlewood Act, which is now the focus of a bill that would reduce the number of people who can qualify to receive benefits.
Students for Fair Admissions seek to challenge UT admission policies
March 19, 2017
Students for Fair Admissions launched a new website two weeks ago in hopes of challenging the admissions policies of UT, nearly nine months after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of UT in the Fisher v. University of Texas trial.
Professors at Dell Medical School bring new way of patient-to-physician communication
March 9, 2017
Patients are not as comfortable disclosing health disparities to their physicians as they are with other patients experiencing similar disparities, an issue two Dell Medical School professors hope to address.
UT institutions to become tobacco-free
March 9, 2017
The UT System is now the first public university system in Texas to be completely tobacco-free, according to a press release published Tuesday.
Former Vice President Biden to speak at SXSW
March 6, 2017
Former Vice President Joe Biden will speak March 12 in Austin at the South by Southwest festival, according to the festival’s website.
Recently confirmed regent focuses on higher education
February 15, 2017
UT System Regent Kevin Eltife has always been passionate about higher education.
Recently confirmed regent debates System’s handle on debt
February 10, 2017
Just two days after his final confirmation in the state Senate, UT System Regent Kevin Eltife questioned the transparency of the System.
CEO of McCombs Partners prepares for newly appointed term as UT System regent
February 9, 2017
Rad Weaver discusses his goals as the newly apppointed UT System regent.
Students show support against Trump’s travel ban
February 8, 2017
More than two weeks into Donald Trump’s presidency, students continue to protest his travel ban.
UT System chairman clarifies statement regarding diversity of regents
February 2, 2017
UT System chairman Paul Foster said Thursday the Board of Regents should be a diverse representative of Texas, taking back comments he made on the UT System not requiring an African-American perspective to serve this past week.
Teach for America CEO speaks about educational inequity
February 1, 2017
Teach For America CEO Elisa Villanueva Beard spoke to students on Tuesday on the importance of equal opportunity in education and how any student can become a teacher.
McRaven releases statement on Trump’s executive order
January 31, 2017
President Donald Trump’s executive order blocks people with unique backgrounds and expertise from entering the U.S., UT System Chancellor William McRaven said in a Monday statement.
UT System regent shares his experiences before the end of his term
January 29, 2017
With days left as a UT System regent, Alex Cranberg said his term was characterized by an effort to provide equal opportunities to all students.
Texas Supreme Court rules against UT System Regent Wallace Hall
January 27, 2017
The Texas Supreme Court ruled Friday against UT System Regent Wallace Hall, saying he cannot have access to student admission records and ruling in favor of UT System Chancellor William McRaven.
Possible re-lease for Lions Municipal Golf Course
January 24, 2017
The University is offering to allow the city of Austin to renew the lease of Lions Municipal Golf Course.
Abbott announces new UT System regent selections
January 23, 2017
Gov. Greg Abbott announced his three appointees for the UT System Board of Regents Monday, which includes the recently retired state Sen. Kevin Eltife, R-Tyler.
New bill for undocumented students introduced
January 22, 2017
Senators, in partnership with APLU, introduce a new bill supporting undocumented students, similar to DACA.
Dell Medical School receives $1 million donation
January 19, 2017
The Dell Medical School received a $1 million gift Thursday in order to expand the health initiatives at the school.
Dell Medical School’s Health Disparities Team co-hosts sexual abuse and domestic violence docu-series screening
January 19, 2017
According to Strother, 10 million men and women in the U.S. are affected by abuse each year.
Texas Supreme Court hears oral arguments for Hall v. McRaven
January 18, 2017
Several Texas Supreme Court justices questioned Hall’s arguments that McRaven broke the law and violated Hall’s rights after hearing oral arguments from lawsuit over access to student records.
Dell Medical School calls for grassroots ideas
January 18, 2017
Dell Medical School’s Center for Place-Based Initiatives seeks to engage the local community to improve health services and resources provided to Central Texas residents.
Voters delayed at FAC on Election Day
November 8, 2016
Students lined up to vote at 7 a.m. on Election Day, only to for more than one hour to cast their vote.
Students receive false emergency texts, UTPD investigating
October 5, 2016
Approximately 30 students reported to the UT Police Department Wednesday night that they were receiving text messages claiming there was an emergency on campus and instructing them to evacuate all campus buildings, according to University Op-Communications director Rhonda Weldon.
Black Studies Conference addresses struggles of the black community
October 3, 2016
The narrative of hardships for people of color stretches back as far as the history of the nation itself, from slavery to modern-day racism, according to panelists this weekend at the first annual Black Studies Conference.
Students train to become volunteer deputy registrars for upcoming election
September 26, 2016
Today is the final day for students to become volunteer deputy registrars, and training will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Wagner Student Workroom.
Dell Medical School students show support for Black Lives Matter movement
August 2, 2016
Students at the Dell Medical School voiced their thoughts and concerns about racial inequality in America and how medicine can better those relations for patients.
Play deprivation seen as one of the factors that led to UT tower shooting in 1966
August 1, 2016
Researchers examined Charles Whitman’s life to find he lived an oppressive life caused primarily by his father.
Students create an app to help report crime on campus
July 18, 2016
Current and former UT students, along with graduates from other universities, created an app that helps college students report crime and stay more connected to UTPD.
UT is ranked among top 40 colleges internationally
July 13, 2016
Recent report ranked UT the 32nd university in the world.
Shots heard at protest in downtown Dallas
July 10, 2016
A shooter killed five police officers at a protest for Black Lives Matter.
Students and faculty question whether increased safety protocol are still in place during summer
July 10, 2016
A different atmosphere is noticeable on the 40 Acres during summertime, causing some students and faculty to wonder if campus is as safe as it is during the school year.
UT students present during terrorist attack at Istanbul airport
July 8, 2016
Two UT students were at the airport when suicide attackers bombed the Istanbul Ataturk Airport in Turkey.
APD announces policy changes following fatal shootings of officers in Dallas
July 8, 2016
APD held a press conference Friday in response to the killing of five police officers at a protest in Dallas on Thursday.
UT student leads philanthropy group, gives back to South Asian women
July 8, 2016
A UT student will participate in a giving circle for South Asian women that encourages philanthropy.
Students attempt to find on-campus housing
July 5, 2016
UT housing receives many applicants but is not able to house all the students that apply.
Dell Medical School welcomes inaugural class
June 30, 2016
The new Dell Medical School welcomed its inaugural class of 50 students Sunday, 135 years after UT’s founding.
Supreme Court tie blocks executive action to protect undocumented immigrants
June 23, 2016
The Supreme Court’s split decision pushes back the proposals made to protect undocumented people from deportation.
UT alumna petitions for safer reporting system for sexual assault victims
June 23, 2016
A UT alumna is gathering signatures for her petition to implement an online sexual assault reporting system at the University.
High school students visit mechanical engineering lab on campus
June 16, 2016
High school students participating in a summer camp visited the Cockrell School of Engineering on Thursday to learn about the various robots in the rehabilitation and neuromuscular lab.
UT organizations hold vigil for Orlando victims
June 15, 2016
More than 100 students and members of the community gathered at the UT Tower to mourn for those lost in the Orlando shooting.
Protesters gathered in front of Austin City Hall to demand return of ride-hailing companies
June 13, 2016
The fight to keep ride-hailing companies in Austin is not over yet.
Recent campus events raise safety concerns among class of 2020 and parents
June 9, 2016
Freshmen and parents share their thoughts on recent events at orientation.
Disadvantaged college students perform better when aware of upcoming challenges, study shows
June 8, 2016
A UT assistant professor says students of color and first-generation students that are more aware of the difficulties they may face succeed at a higher rate.
Students empowered by food petition against relocation of East Campus gardens
May 6, 2016
More than 1,500 signatures have been collected for a petition aimed at preventing the relocation of two East Campus gardens.
Groupon offers online concealed handgun license course without live training
May 5, 2016
Individuals can now acquire a concealed handgun-license online through a Groupon offered by The Carry Academy.
Panelists discuss Islamophobia
April 29, 2016
With increased public attention concerning Muslim terrorists, Islamophobia in Texas is on the rise, a panel of speakers said in an on campus forum.
Electrical engineering showcase prototypes in senior design open house
April 28, 2016
As Texans fire up their grills for BBQ season, many will be challenged with cooking their meat evenly, but with the help of a new project by electrical engineering students, they could whip up a perfect rack of ribs with a remote.
New state law requires incoming students to watch suicide prevention video
April 26, 2016
Starting this summer, all incoming and transfer students will be required to watch a new video about mental health resources and suicide prevention during orientation because of a newly implemented state law.
#BlackLivesMatter co-founder speaks about movement’s impact
April 20, 2016
The government’s decision to put abolitionist Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill indicates some progress in the black rights movement, but activist Opal Tometi said it’s not enough.
TAMU announces expansion of campus carry policy
April 18, 2016
As the implementation date for campus carry at the University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University (TAMU) approaches, TAMU announced it would expand its policy not only to classrooms but to its dorms as well.
KUT, KUTX raise funds in semi-annual membership drive
April 14, 2016
KUT and KUTX raised more than $625,000 collectively in their semi-annual membership drive, which lasted eight days and ended April 6.
CMHC promotes mental health with interactive events
April 11, 2016
Glow-in-the-dark yoga and an adult coloring session are just some of the many activities offered by the Counseling and Mental Health Center during its inaugural Mental Health Promotion Week, which seeks to help students dealing with mental health issues.
TxDOT campaigns against distracted driving
April 7, 2016
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is educating the public on the hazards of talking and texting behind the wheel and any other activities that distract drivers.
Students develop apps to detect skin cancer
April 4, 2016
People who do not have the convenience of going to a dermatologist can now analyze any suspicious moles by using two apps created by UT students.
Holi Celebration on LBJ Lawn
April 3, 2016
Booming music, thousands of bodies and colored powder filled the air around the LBJ lawn as students gathered to celebrate the Hindu celebration, Holi.
Secular Student Alliance and Texas Students for Life debate abortion
March 30, 2016
Two members of the Secular Student Alliance and two members of Texas Students for Life participated in a heated debate, Wednesday, over whether abortion should be legal in America.
Texas weather brings early blooming of bluebonnets
March 29, 2016
Texans are putting on their cowboy boots and heading to the open fields on the sides of the roads to take pictures with Texas’ state flower — the bluebonnet.
Book presentation focusing on hardships of the trans-Atlantic slave trade
March 23, 2016
The sounds of appraising moans and claps filled a dimly lit room of the Gordon-White Building as Drea Brown read aloud from her poetry book, “dear girl: a reckoning."
Musical revue features Taylor Swift songs to help college students shake it off when coping with issues at school
March 9, 2016
Taylor Swift’s music, which ranges from songs about growing up to heartbreaks and life in general, will be featured in the musical production “Red Hot Collegiate Summer: A Musical Revue!”
Study shows accepting low skill-level jobs negatively affects future employment
March 8, 2016
Individuals who accept a job below their skill level could potentially be penalized when applying for future employment, according to a recent study conducted by a professor in the College of Liberal Arts.
Vigil held for three black, Muslim Indiana men
March 3, 2016
Candles illuminated the steps of the UT tower as approximately 50 people gathered to mourn the loss of three black and Muslim men, Adam Mekki, Mohamedtaha Omar and Muhannad Tairab, who were shot, execution-style, on Feb. 24 in Indiana.
Campus and city organizations offer resources for eating disorders
March 1, 2016
For National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, several campus and city organizations highlighted their resources to help students cope with eating disorders.
Researchers discover new species in West Texas
February 25, 2016
Researchers have discovered a new species of an extinct worm lizard in West Texas, which they named “Lone Star” lizard.
Local nonprofits merge to provide affordable pet care
February 23, 2016
Low-income pet owners in Austin will now be able to receive affordable care and a variety of services for their animals from a centralized nonprofit.
Researcher explores taco history in ‘Tacopedia’ book
February 18, 2016
Alejandro Escalante, decided to research the taco’s origins and find out what makes it so popular.
Before Bevo, Pig Bellmont trotted the streets as UT mascot
February 16, 2016
While Bevo XV will be revealed at the first football game of the season next fall, the University’s first mascot was not the iconic longhorn but a tan and white pitbull mix named Pig.
UT Tobacco Research team develops initiative to provide smoking cessation resources to Texas residents
February 9, 2016
Technological innovations are allowing HIV-positive residents of Austin to receive faster, more efficient care to battle nicotine addiction.
Photographer discusses beauty of tombstones
February 4, 2016
Although artists often choose to portray more common subjects in their work, such as flowers or people, one artist who showcased his work at UT on Wednesday night had a slightly different subject — graveyards.
Study abroad office advises students to renew passports as soon as possible
February 4, 2016
U.S. citizens are advised to renew their passports as soon as possible because the State Department is expecting an influx of people seeking to renew expired passports.
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