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UT international students contribute millions to the U.S. economy, international education nonprofit says
April 16, 2019
According to the International Office, UT has 6,043 international students. International students from China are the largest group within UT’s total international population with 1,504 students.
UT, Microsoft researchers seek to make computers more accessible to people who are blind
April 9, 2019
Hoping to help people who are blind, professors from UT are collaborating with Microsoft to create a dataset that can be used by the public to expand automated image captioning.
Students have issues connecting to MyCampusNet WiFi
March 13, 2019
MyCampusNet Wi-Fi provides service to around 70 off-campus student housing locations near UT. This year, students have complained about connection issues on various social media sites.
University of Texas will soon start sending students a reminder for how much loan debt they owe
March 6, 2019
In 2017, the Texas Legislature passed Senate Bill 0887, requiring all institutions of higher education that participate in a state financial aid program administered by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to send debt letters.
Low-income students report more confusion with FAFSA terms than wealthier students, study shows
February 28, 2019
In a study focused on FAFSA jargon, UT students Zachary Taylor and Ibrahim Bicak found lower-income students reported more confusion with FAFSA terms than wealthier students.
UT football tweet sparks debate on which school Travis Scott attended
February 10, 2019
Texas Football tweeted a mashup video of the football team and a Travis Scott performance on Super Bowl Sunday, causing UT and UTSA students to fight over which school he attended.
UT makes Princeton’s Review ‘Best Value Colleges’ every year, 2019 is no exception
February 7, 2019
UT has been included in the Princeton Review’s “Best Value Colleges” for the ninth consecutive year since the book’s debut in 2010. Only 7 percent of all four-year colleges in the United States made it into the 2019 list consisting of 384 schools.
20 places to park your electric scooters on campus
February 5, 2019
Dockless scooter parking spots can now be found across campus as a result of the restrictions Parking and Transportation Services recently placed on the motorized vehicles.
Students have trouble playing video games on campus wifi
February 3, 2019
While 70 percent of college students play video games at least “once in a while,” according to the Pew Research Center, some games are impossible to play on the University’s Wi-Fi.
Labor union hosted food drive to help federal workers get back on their feet after the shutdown
January 27, 2019
The sounds of blaring bull horns and protesters chanting in unison cut through the air Friday morning as Ed Sills, communications director of the Texas American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, and about 100 other people gathered outside U.S. Sen. John Cornyn’s office to protest the government shutdown.
Students ‘Blast Off into the New Year’ with free food, New Year’s resolutions.
January 22, 2019
Spring semester is here, which means it is time to “Blast Off into the New Year” — in more ways than one.
Archer Hadley’s maverick experience
December 9, 2018
Born with cerebral palsy, a disorder of mobility and muscle tone, Archer Hadley was unable to participate in the Texas Wranglers’ physically intensive pledge program, the Texas Mavericks.
Feminine hygiene dispensers placed in the Union and SAC
December 2, 2018
Feminine hygiene product dispensers are now available in the Union Building and soon in the Student Activity Center to offer free period products.
UT libraries see a decrease in library book circulation since the 1990s
November 27, 2018
Book checkouts from UT Libraries have declined about 59 percent since 1997, around the start of the internet. To meet the demand for online materials, UT Libraries regularly evaluates which physical materials to keep and which to put only online.
UT student organization supports homeless students
November 19, 2018
This semester, human biology sophomore Alan Martinez created Friends of Street Youth at UT-Austin, an organization that reaches out to homeless youth and fosters communication between the homeless and society.
CapMetro adds buses to route 670 to help with overcrowding
November 4, 2018
Capital Metro added buses to the 670 Riverside route to temporarily solve the overcrowding problem while they come up with a long term solution.
Engineering students pave the way to new virtual food drive
November 2, 2018
Traditionally, the food bank and council collect nonperishable canned food donations. This year the council transitioned to collecting money to support the food bank.
New crafting organization on campus provides a space for creativity and relaxation
October 30, 2018
UT has a new crafting and DIY organization where students can go relax and unleash their creativity.
Nourish peer support group is a space for students recovering from eating disorders
October 24, 2018
Twenty million women and 10 million men in the United States develop an eating disorder in their lifetime, according to National Eating Disorders Association. College can be especially difficult for those suffering from one.
Alan Kessler is UT's first CIA resident Intelligence officer, LBJ School professor
October 23, 2018
Alan Kessler, current active officer of the CIA, is UT’s first resident intelligence officer and teaches at the LBJ School of Public Affairs.
‘(It’s) like The Hunger Games’: Students fight for space on bus to Riverside
October 14, 2018
Students living in Riverside are cramming onto bus 670 every morning to get to class on time.
Pew Research Survey Says 59 percent of teens have experienced at least one form of cyberbullying
October 11, 2018
David Molak was in high school when he died by suicide after being cyberbullied.
Austin Animal Center gives free microchips to pets
September 24, 2018
Austin pet owners lined up outside Flitch Coffee Sunday morning to get free microchips injected into their pets.
Austin Mayor Steve Adler announces October as Dyslexia Awareness Month
September 20, 2018
Austin City Hall was full of smiling, tearful mothers and energetic kids Thursday afternoon while Mayor Steve Adler announced October as Dyslexia Awareness Month.
‘It’s raining dogs’: students discover health resources through therapy dog sessions
September 10, 2018
Friday may have been wet and gloomy outside, but inside the Student Services Building, the atmosphere was fluffy and lively.