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Abbott denounces student petitions for ‘sanctuary campuses’
December 1, 2016
Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted a statement Thursday denouncing colleges and cities who seek to declare sanctuary status and said he would suspend state funding to institutions that do.
Students march in protest of election results
November 10, 2016
More than 300 students spent over seven hours Wednesday protesting the election of Republican Donald Trump on campus and throughout downtown Austin.
Students march from tower to downtown Austin
November 9, 2016
Over 300 students gathered in front of the UT Tower to protest last night’s election of Donald Trump.
The Daily Texan conducts exit polls at FAC, University Co-op
November 9, 2016
The Daily Texan conducted an exit poll of 300 voters at the FAC and University Co-op polling stations on Tuesday.
The Daily Texan verifies claims from first presidential debate
September 27, 2016
Staffers at The Daily Texan fact-checked three topics from the presidential debate relevant to college students.
Dallas police chief announced as commencement speaker
September 16, 2016
Dallas Police Chief David Brown will serve as the commencement speaker for UT-Austin’s May 2017 graduating class.
Study links government subsidized food to adverse health risks
September 9, 2016
Increased consumption of calories from food subsidized by the federal government may increase the chances of diabetes, heart diseases or stroke, according to a study by the American Medical Association.
Texas Wranglers' new class runs 200 miles for charity
August 29, 2016
Texas Wranglers dedicate service project to fellow member’s brother and raise money for childrens’ cancer research.
Supreme Court rules in favor of race as admissions factor
August 21, 2016
The Supreme Court ruled in favor of UT-Austin’s use of race as a factor in the admissions process in June. The ruling in Fisher v. University of Texas allows UT and other universities across the nation to continue using race as part of a holistic admissions process.
Civilian Allen Crum assisted in ending Tower shooting
August 1, 2016
Co-op manager Allen Crum, along with APD officers, succeeded in stopping the sniper on top of the UT Tower.
Officer who shot sniper remembered by daughter as a family man
August 1, 2016
Houston McCoy, one of the Austin police officers who shot the sniper atop the University of Texas Tower fifty years ago, is remembered by his daughter as a humble man.
APD to fully implement first wave of body cameras
July 20, 2016
The Austin Police Department will be outfitting 500 body cameras on police officers over the next three months.
UT Baptist Student Ministry holds prayer vigil for victims
July 12, 2016
A prayer vigil was held in honor of Philando Castile, Alton Sterling and the Dallas Police officers.
Attorney comments on professors' campus carry lawsuit
July 10, 2016
Three UT professors filed a suit against The University of Texas and the state of Texas on Wednesday, arguing SB 11, known as campus carry, infringes upon their constitutional rights.
Texans react to Supreme Court ruling against abortion restrictions in HB 2
June 27, 2016
Governor Greg Abbott and Texas House District 49 Rep. Gina Hinojosa were among those who responded to the Court’s decision.
Supreme Court strikes down HB 2 requirements in victory for abortion rights activists
June 27, 2016
In a 5-3 decision in the case Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that certain requirements in the Texas Omnibus Abortion Bill, known as HB 2, place “undue burden” on women seeking abortions and are unconstitutional.
SCOTUS to rule on Texas abortion clinic law
June 26, 2016
The Supreme Court is expected to make a decision on a challenge to a Texas abortion law that caused statewide closures of abortion clinics.
Britain leaves the EU, UT students gain hands-on experience during Maymester
June 24, 2016
UT students participating in England Maymester learn about the implications of Brexit firsthand.
Marriage equality anniversary marked as LGBT community looks forward
June 19, 2016
The LGBTQ community recognize the one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage amid tragedy.
Flash floods prompt safety advice from city officials
June 19, 2016
Heavy rainfall and flooding in the past month have led to several incidents of drowning in Austin-area waterways.
Obama approves federal disaster grants for 12 Texas counties
June 19, 2016
President Obama accepted Governor Abbott's request for Individual Assistance for 12 Texas counties because of recent heavy rainfall and flooding.
Vigil held for Orlando victims attended by mayor, APD, gay activist groups
June 13, 2016
A candlelight vigil was organized by Austin Pride and the Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce for the victims of a mass shooting in Orlando, Florida on Sunday.
New dean prioritizes issues of diversity and equity in medical school
May 3, 2016
René Salazar, the new assistant dean for diversity at Dell Medical School, plans to open an office for diversity and make it an important aspect of the school’s mission.
Chancellor’s letter pleads for release of sick prisoner
April 29, 2016
A statement from Chancellor McRaven and President Fenves pleading for the release of former UT graduate student was announced Monday.
Co-op CEO George H. Mitchell retires
April 26, 2016
Students, faculty and alumni raised their glasses to toast the departing president and CEO of the University Co-op, George H. Mitchell, on Monday night at an awards ceremony for academic excellence at the undergraduate level.
Competition showcases Asian culture, raises money for charity
April 22, 2016
UT students jumped and slid across the stage in unison before a deep red backdrop as Drake’s “Big Rings” blasted around the auditorium, and the crowd roared deafeningly.
Study highlights correlation between motherhood, lifetime income
April 20, 2016
Women who wait to have children until after their 30th birthday are more likely to earn a higher lifetime income, according to a recent study.
Archaeologists unearth rare Etruscan text at Italy site
April 13, 2016
Archaeologists uncovered a slab of stone containing rare text in the ancient language of Etruscan north of Florence, Italy, on the Poggio Colla site.
Party control, enforcement structure have waned, according to New York Times reporter
April 8, 2016
The UT Center for Politics and Governance hosted national political correspondent Jonathan Martin of The New York Times Thursday to speak about the presidential election.
Students host former Nike worker to raise awareness for inhumane sweatshops
April 4, 2016
The UT chapter of United Students Against Sweatshops hosted a event yesterday featuring former Nike worker and workers’ rights advocate Noi Supalai.
Students seek more affordable housing
March 29, 2016
A new housing complex funded through a partnership with the city of Austin aims to provide more affordable housing options.
Joke petition garners thousands of signatures
March 25, 2016
A petition to President Barack Obama to replace the Church of Scientology on Guadalupe with a HEB has gone viral on social media.
Stress levels rise as debts do for law students
March 22, 2016
A report issued by the Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research revealed there has been an increase in debt-related stress in the past decade among graduate law students in the United States and Canada.
Candidates should be more realistic in economic proposals, professor says
March 8, 2016
During the election season, many candidates promise economic prosperity in their budget proposals — but voters don’t usually think about whether a plan is feasible, one UT professor argues.
Rescued roosters put up for adoption
March 4, 2016
The Austin Animal Center will put 26 roosters rescued from a cockfighting ring up for adoption starting March 8.
Center for Transportation Research partners with City to solve transportation problems
March 1, 2016
The City of Austin announced a five-year partnership with UT’s Center for Transportation Research on Thursday that will aim to solve Austin’s transportation problems.
Center for Arts and Entertainment Technology hosts launch event
February 26, 2016
Live sound mixing, video game displays and a whizzing 3-D printer accompanies finger food and a dark room illuminated by streaks of fuchsia stage lights.
Moody college Dean to focus on students and college experience
February 23, 2016
The University announced Monday that Jay Bernhardt has been appointed the new dean of the Moody College of Communication.
UT faculty, students use Beyonce video to explore race, feminism
February 16, 2016
When Beyoncé released her new song “Formation” with an accompanying video and performed it at the Super Bowl last week, she danced her way straight into classrooms, too.
UT partners with online education platform Kadenze to facilitate classes
February 15, 2016
UT-Austin will be offering courses that focus on art and technology on an online platform developed to make these classes more available to students.
UTeach Institute focuses on new AP course and Computer Science education for teachers
February 9, 2016
High schools across the country will soon introduce a new computer science course to their curriculums, thanks to an initiative by the University’s UTeach program.
UT students to teach, film dance inspired by Bernie Sanders
February 2, 2016
On Feb. 2, a group of students will premiere their choreographed dance moves inspired by presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and film a music video called “Do the Bernie Sanders.”
UT students aim to educate, sell fresh vegetables in first farm stand of the year
January 26, 2016
Students from the UT Microfarm will sell produce on a weekly basis for the first time this year.
UT students head to College Station to showcase SpaceX pod design
January 22, 2016
A group of UT undergraduates known as the 512 Hyperloop Team has created a design of a Hyperloop pod, or high-speed transportation system, and will present it in College Station next weekend.