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Texas Tribune Festival 2017
September 22, 2017
Follow this page for all of our coverage of Texas Tribune Festival 2017. We’ll bring you moments from the biggest discussions, covering topics like local control, sexual assault, higher education, the 2018 elections and more.
UT junior victim of fatal moped crash
April 19, 2017
The 22-year-old victim of a fatal crash between a moped and a school bus Monday evening was UT junior Nancy-Jane David, according to the Austin-American Statesman.
Weekend protests demand change for incoming administration
January 22, 2017
J20 and One Resistance protests merge
Live blog: Trump sworn in as president, protests begin
January 20, 2017
Follow our live blog for updates on Donald Trump's inaugural address and the planned UT and Austin protests that follow.
Student veteran chooses write-in candidate Evan McMullin in presidential election
November 8, 2016
“Members of the Armed Forces need to understand their mission and trust their leaders."
New communications major prepares students for more diverse jobs
August 24, 2016
The Moody College of Communication has created a new communication and leadership undergraduate degree, which focuses on communication training and interdisciplinary courses.
‘Black Lives Matter’ graffiti appears on Confederate memorial on South Mall
July 7, 2016
A Confederate memorial was tagged, following the deaths of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling.
New Starbucks reward program benefits big spenders
April 13, 2016
The new Starbucks rewards program takes effect today and will benefit customers that spend big on each visit, rather than those who frequent the chain for a $2 cup of plain coffee.
2016 commencement keynote speaker chosen
April 4, 2016
Sara Martinez Tucker, a member of the University System Board of Regents, will deliver the keynote address at the 133rd spring commencement on May 21.
Clinton wins Texas, majority of democratic primaries Tuesday
March 2, 2016
Hillary Clinton won the Texas Democratic primary on Tuesday, securing 122 delegates, while her competitor, Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT), received 48.
Abbott endorses Cruz for president
February 25, 2016
Governor Greg Abbott endorsed Texas Senator Ted Cruz for the Republican Presidential Nomination on Wednesday, following Cruz’s third place finish in Tuesday’s Nevada caucus.
Graduate students partner with Hill Country Alliance on preservation study
January 22, 2016
Twelve graduate students from the School of Architecture, along with regional planning experts, have partnered with the Hill Country Alliance to publish a study containing strategies to protect the Texas Hill Country and its resources.
Newly developed antibodies could prevent whooping cough
December 4, 2015
Medical researchers from the University have partnered with Synthetic Biologics Inc. to engineer two antibodies that could potentially treat and prevent pertussis in the developing world.
Kin’s Coffee opening delayed until spring semester
December 2, 2015
The construction period for Kin’s Coffee, a new shop on the first floor of Kinsolving Dormitory, has been extended from its original November completion target to Jan. 19, the first day of spring classes.
Students host cross-cultural dinner to celebrate Hanukkah, Diwali
November 20, 2015
In an effort to encourage the Jewish and Hindu campus communities to learn about each other’s traditions, Texans for Israel hosted the first Hanukkah-Diwali Dinner Thursday night at Texas Hillel Center.
Amnesty International discusses racial tensions on college campuses
November 18, 2015
Issues of racism on college campuses should be handled more effectively than they were at the University of Missouri, according to business sophomore Yanusha Yogarajah.
UT Army ROTC moves on to Sandhurst competition
November 16, 2015
In April 2016, the Texas Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Ranger Challenge team will advance to Sandhurst, an international competition held at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York, where they will compete against 60 other teams from around the world.
Panelists discuss police body cameras
November 11, 2015
Body cameras for police officers would help achieve better policing standards and fairness for citizens and officers alike, according to Lakeway Chief of Police Todd Radford.
Current events impact disaster drill format
October 30, 2015
In light of recent safety threats around the U.S., the School of Nursing and School of Social Work will make improvements to their spring disaster drill to improve its authenticity, according to Dede Sparks.
Alamo Drafthouse founder discusses love of movies, company's inspiration
October 28, 2015
The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema began with a couple’s love for movies and their unconventional plan to open a theater with no experience in the industry, according to founder and CEO Tim League.
Art installation symbolizes mobility for minority cultures
October 16, 2015
To many people, crutches symbolize weakness and limitation. However, “(Forever Free) Ideas, Languages, and Conversations,” a new sculpture installed in the Gordon-White building, turns crutches into symbols of mobility and connects the past and present for minority cultures, according to the artist, Michael Ray Charles.
Study finds students lack teamworking skills
October 14, 2015
Doing Innovation, a research initiative funded by the MacArthur Foundation, determined that today’s students need skills that help them work seamlessly as part of a team, physical spaces that allow for creative collaboration and better educational preparation for the modern competitive labor market.
Panel discusses diversity of queer nightlife
October 9, 2015
Small queer nightlife and music venues in Austin provide a safe place for individuals to celebrate who they are and simultaneously make a statement in the community, according to disc jockey Saul Mojica.
UHS to partner with School of Nursing
October 7, 2015
University Health Services will provide billing services and will credential health providers for the School of Nursing’s Family Wellness Center and Children’s Wellness Center beginning next month.
Local church to renovate exterior to address safety concerns
September 24, 2015
St. Austin Catholic Parish, located on Guadalupe Street across from the University, will undergo a $3,750,000 renovation beginning in spring of 2016 to address safety concerns.
Kinsolving coffee shop to open this fall
September 9, 2015
Kin’s Coffee, a new shop with a $475,000 price tag, will open in early November in the Kinsolving Dormitory, according to Director of Food Services Rene Rodriguez.
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