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University announces Adriana Alicea-Rodriguez as new Title IX coordinator
September 14, 2019
The University announced Adriana Alicea-Rodriguez as UT’s new associate vice president and Title IX coordinator in an email Friday morning.
Texas universities react differently to new free speech law
September 10, 2019
Unlike some Texas public universities, the University had to change more of its campuswide free speech policies after a new state law went into effect Sept. 1.
University completes admission scandal investigation, finds no other fraudulent admissions
September 9, 2019
A legal review of the athletics admissions scandal revealed no other student-athletes were improperly admitted to UT, UT President Gregory Fenves announced in an email to the student body Monday.
Global learning award winners honored for their research
September 9, 2019
Teams of students and faculty banna partnered up to plan a research project that tackles a global issue, which the students pitched to a board of judges and then were selected the fall of 2018. For the next three semesters, the teams worked on planning and implementing their projects.
Former 81-year-old Bastrop mayor pursues second degree
September 9, 2019
As freshmen and seniors alike pored over syllabi and prepared for the fall semester, 81-year-old former Bastrop mayor Terry Orr joined them.
Graduate students concerned about long-term plans for tuition coverage
September 6, 2019
Graduate students struggling to pay their tuition are being temporarily assisted by a supplement to their current university aid, but some students are concerned about paying tuition when the supplement is no longer provided after spring 2020.
New exchange program in South Korea allows students to learn language, experience culture
September 2, 2019
A new exchange program with Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea, is now taking applications for spring 2020 study abroad.
Libraries’ “inadequate” budget causes cuts, prevents planning
September 2, 2019
The budget for UT libraries has remained at $30 million for the past 10 years, inhibiting growth in technology and academia, said Chris Carter, library director of organizational effectiveness.
University announces new free speech policy
September 2, 2019
Starting Sunday, the University will change how it enforces free speech in most on-campus outdoor public spaces in accordance with a new state law.
University changes free speech policies for common outdoor areas following new state law
August 30, 2019
Starting Monday, the University will change how it enforces free speech in most on-campus outdoor public spaces in accordance with a new state law.
Free on-campus resources provided to students
August 28, 2019
While UT students have to pay out of pocket for food, books and other necessities, the University offers several free services they might not be aware of.
Title IX Coordinator finalists discuss their plans, meet students, faculty
August 20, 2019
The two finalists in consideration to become UT’s new Title IX Coordinator met with students and faculty Monday and Tuesday to discuss the future of the Office of Compliance.
Environmental activist group protests by attempting to plant tree on campus
May 7, 2019
The Austin branch of XR led a “Week of Rebellion” in the days preceding Earth Day, which involved protesters gluing themselves to the doors of Chase Bank and, in Susan Lippman’s case, attempting to plant a tree near the petroleum engineering building.
French UT students affected by the fire at Notre-Dame
April 24, 2019
Victor Sambuis, business sophomore and France native, recalls learning about Notre-Dame in history classes as early as second grade. Last Monday, he watched the historic cathedral catch fire on a screen in Texas.
Tenure track and non-tenure faculty face different paths to promotion, pay raises
April 10, 2019
Non-tenured faculty positions, such as lecturers, take on more coursework to help tenured professors, who are required to do research.
Mask from ‘The Texas Chain Saw Massacre’ preserved at the Harry Ransom Center for patrons
March 25, 2019
The mask was donated by the director, writer and producer of the film, Tobe Hooper, and went on display at the Ransom Center last year.
University Housing and Dining renewal contract delays caused by finalization process
March 13, 2019
Renewal contract offers were supposed to be sent out Feb. 1 for returning students who applied before the priority deadline on Jan. 31. Instead, the offers were sent out March 1 — the same time offers were sent to incoming freshmen. Returning students who applied after Jan. 31 were not given an offer and were put on a wait-list.
School of Undergraduate Studies prepares students to decide a major before end of sophomore year
March 11, 2019
Undeclared students who are finishing up their sophomore year this semester have only until April to decide what major to commit to.
Pilot instructor module makes sending accommodation letters, reserving exams rooms easier
February 26, 2019
This summer, SSD will soft launch the SSD Instructor Web Portal, which allows professors to view accommodation letters and confirm exam rooms and testing modifications online.
Texas Performing Arts venues increase security, includes metal detectors and clear bag policy
February 18, 2019
Texas Performing Arts increased the security at their venue entrances to include metal detectors, a new policy on bags and wands for security guards
Thousands march at Capitol in annual Texas Rally for Life
January 27, 2019
Thousands of anti-abortion supporters from around the state carried signs reading “Defund Planned Parenthood” and chanted “We are pro-life” on the steps of the Texas Capitol on Saturday for the annual Texas Rally for Life.
Three UT Education students fundraise to help local elementary school
December 5, 2018
Three UT-Austin education students are fundraising to buy toiletries, clothes and shoes for an Austin elementary school’s toiletry and clothing closet.
Computer science department uses new methods to engage students and help retain course material
November 29, 2018
Computer science professors are incorporating flipped classrooms and paired programming to engage with students in larger, lecture-style courses.
Death of Snowpea the 'albino' squirrel documented by UT Squirrels page
November 28, 2018
The Squirrels of UT Facebook and Instagram pages document the many squirrels that live on campus, including Snowpea, who likely fell from a tree.
New veteran couples counseling program accepting donations
November 14, 2018
The Veteran Couples Connect program is hosted by the UT Institute for Military and Veteran Family Wellness and has currently raised $2,415 of its $15,000 goal on HornRaiser to support the program.
Student created group chat helps find free food on campus
November 8, 2018
A student group chat focused on finding free food on college campuses has grown into a community that spans across multiple universities.
Construction affects the Tower bells, Carillon Guild maintains the bells
November 7, 2018
Above the 32 floors of the UT Tower, the bells that usually ring daily were silent for a week in late October.
Students who struggle with registration offered use of limited ballot
October 31, 2018
Students who are registered to vote outside of Travis County can vote using a limited ballot — which contains only common races between counties — during the early voting period.
Students who change their name with UT experience confusion with coverage
October 31, 2018
Students who want to change their name can use a name change service through the Gender and Sexuality Center, but students may not be familiar with what the name change encompasses.
Rex Tillerson, energy mogul and former Secretary of State, gives lecture at Cockrell
October 25, 2018
Tillerson, who earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering at UT, also encouraged current students to be more globally-minded as technological advances continue to change engineering.
Individual thermostat update coming to smaller residence halls
October 23, 2018
The dormitories currently rely on an automated temperature system that is controlled by each dorm’s maintenance office. Renovations over the next several years will add individual thermostats.
Archer’s Challenge allows students and faculty to experience life from a wheelchair
October 18, 2018
Hundreds of UT students and faculty rolled through campus in wheelchairs Wednesday to demonstrate obstacles faced by those with mobility differences as part of the annual Archer’s Challenge.
Student-developed UT app fills void left by official University app redesign
October 16, 2018
After the removal of student resources from the official UT app, two freshmen created their own app with a campus map, account balances and course schedules.
Play Safe Post provides discreet safe sex supplies delivery service to student dorms
October 8, 2018
Students can now order a diverse array of free safe sex supplies through the Healthy Horns Play Safe Post.
Music, animation combine for Sensory Overload event held at Visualization Lab
October 5, 2018
The showcase was hosted in the VisLab located in the Peter O’Donnell Jr. Building, which is known for its state of the art visualization and interactive technology.
Proposal for free menstrual products on campus going to administrators this week
October 3, 2018
The Women’s Resource Agency is making a proposal for free menstrual product dispensers in on-campus bathrooms to the Dean of Students this week.