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Senate passes legislation for menstrual hygiene products, support for international students
April 21, 2017
The UT Senate of College Councils passed legislation Thursday providing menstrual hygiene products on campus, creating the International Student Advisory Group, supporting the establishment of international student first-year interest groups and eliminating penalty grading policies in “flipped” classes.
Freshmen use Facebook to look for missed connections
April 12, 2017
After meeting a girl in Jester East, riding the elevator with her and never getting her name, Ben Montero decided to post about the experience on the UT Class of 2020 Facebook page, asking his peers for help in finding her.
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.
Austin’s CodeNEXT initiative focuses on the environment
March 30, 2017
CodeNEXT, Austin’s initiative to update its land development code, focused on environmental aspects of the plan at a Monday event, bringing in experts to highlight problems with urban forests and parks.
Austin locals learn about Texas efforts to end gerrymandering
March 28, 2017
Austin residents can help end the drawing of district lines to favor a political party by holding Texas legislators accountable before the next round of redistricting in 2021, grassroots organizers said Monday.
NAACP Lawyer educates on Voter ID
March 23, 2017
Certain parts of Texas voter ID laws disproportionately prevent minority voters from participating in the democratic process, said Robert Notzon, a lawyer who has spent more than 20 years with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
Latino Leadership Institute educates on Latino identity
March 21, 2017
Latino students found a safe space Monday to discuss community empowerment and self-identity during a workshop at the Latino Leadership Institute.
Mayor Adler addresses Austin’s sharing economy
March 10, 2017
Austin Mayor Steve Adler discussed aspects of the city’s sharing economy and its relationship with local government Thursday.
Alumna attorney educates on civilian rights with law enforcement, immigration
March 7, 2017
In light of the Trump administration’s stance on sanctuary cities and immigration enforcement, some members of the UT community are concerned about their rights and immigration status.
Panelists address immigration enforcement in Travis County
February 28, 2017
Austin city leaders addressed immigration enforcement issues in Travis County on Monday, elaborating on the effects of executive orders and state legislation on sanctuary cities.
Lecture focuses on link between addiction and sexual minority adolescents
February 23, 2017
Sexual minority adolescents are at a much higher risk for substance abuse, particularly those who fall in the middle of the sexual identity spectrum.
Texas Firearms Freedom educates on testifying for gun legislation
February 21, 2017
Texas Firearms Freedom, a gun advocacy organization, educated Austin residents Monday on the proper ways to testify during the 85th Legislative session to protect Second Amendment rights.
Largest UT day of service returns to Rundberg neighborhood
February 20, 2017
The Project, UT’s largest annual day of service, has committed to the Rundberg neighborhood for a total of four years — a change meant to strengthen existing community relationships.
Congressman Vela speaks on immigration and border control
February 14, 2017
U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela, D-Brownsville, said Monday the Democratic Party is actively taking steps to oppose Trump’s actions regarding immigration policies and the border wall.
Retired Army colonel gives talk on ISIS, the War on Terror
February 9, 2017
Veterans, students and faculty packed the Texas Governors Room in the Texas Union Wednesday, some even spilling out and standing in the hallway, to hear retired Army Colonel Peter Mansoor discuss how governments are combating terrorism.
New Warfield Center exhibit highlights black activism
February 7, 2017
Activist George Jackson’s words — “We must prove our predictions about the future with action” — greet visitors as they step into the IDEA Lab, encapsulating the mission behind his social justice efforts.
Geosciences professor discusses waves in volcanic conduits
January 26, 2017
Leif Karlstrom, University of Oregon assistant professor of earth sciences, sought to answer questions at a seminar Wednesday afternoon regarding waves in volcanic conduits, which are like natural pipelines that enable magma to rise to the Earth’s surface.
UT faculty member discusses merits of Affordable Care Act
January 23, 2017
In an op-ed published Saturday in the Austin American-Statesman, management senior lecturer Kristie Loescher highlighted the positive contributions of the Affordable Care Act.
Daughter remembers mother’s journalistic, political legacy in 1960s, beyond
November 30, 2016
To some she was a trusted political advisor and speechwriter, to others a gutsy news reporter and author.
Jhalak dance competition welcomes UT dancers
November 10, 2016
Rap beats and Kanye West’s voice replace veena, cymbals and flute notes. Jahnavi Shriram and a dozen of her teammates move across the floor, practicing a traditional Indian dance, Bharatanatyam.
Eateries compete in Austin Mac and Cheese Festival
November 10, 2016
Whether it’s made with gruyere and basil a la Ina Garten or whipped up from the classic blue Kraft box, mac and cheese is a comfort food millions of Americans enjoy.
Artists contribute to Emerge: Austin’s Annual Graffiti Art Show
November 4, 2016
McAllen-based graffiti artist News mixes the traditional with the funky when creating his art.
Camp like a pro and enjoy music all night with these Sound on Sound Fest tips
November 2, 2016
Sound On Sound Festival will be held for the first year on the Texas Renaissance Fair grounds at Sherwood Forest. Although many in Austin may be veteran festival-goers, SOS also offers a unique camping experience and additional late night events. The Daily Texan has some suggestions that will help attendees maximize their festival experience.
Lois Lowry talks about inspirational writers, new memoir
November 1, 2016
Although a self-described introvert, author Lois Lowry has engaged millions of people through her classic novels such as “The Giver” and “Number the Stars.”
Campus ofrenda commemorates recovering addicts, those who died
November 1, 2016
Garrett Hendrickson places a photograph of a 23-year-old man on an altar filled with drawings, letters and a Care Bear.
Q&A: Young adult author Lauren Oliver discusses influences, new book
October 24, 2016
Lauren Oliver burst into the young adult fiction scene in 2010 with her New York Times bestselling novel “Before I Fall,” which is set to hit the silver screen in 2017.
UT faculty incorporate LGBT history in the classroom
October 21, 2016
As a black member of the LGBT community, Xavier Livermon rarely saw anyone like him in his history books.
Texas Firearms Festival commences Friday
October 13, 2016
“Breathe, Relax, Aim, Squeeze.”
CLUTCH new music concert series features six UT student composers
October 3, 2016
Growing up in Tatarstan, Russia, composition graduate student Adèle Faizullina remembers reading poems by Musa Dzhalil’ as a child. Now, halfway across the world, these poems have a new meaning.
Four faculty members share favorite recipes
September 29, 2016
This week, The Daily Texan asked faculty members to share their favorite recipes.
Poet Naomi Shihab Nye discusses childhood, writing for different age groups and her new projects
September 29, 2016
Since starting to write at 6 years old, award-winning poet Naomi Shihab Nye has published over 30 books of poetry and prose, traveled the world and served as a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.
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