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After years of decline, DWI arrest rates rise
June 24, 2017
After years of steady decline, the number of Driving While Intoxicated arrests by the UT Police Department increased in 2016, according to newly released information from the department.
Female assaulted on Dean Keeton
June 23, 2017
A female not associated with the University was assaulted this evening on Dean Keeton, UTPD spokeswoman Cindy Posey said.
No Refusal extends to every weekend until September
June 18, 2017
This past weekend, the Austin Police Department began its extended No Refusal initiative that will occur every weekend until September as part of the department’s crackdown on drunk driving.
New season, new strategy for UTPD officers
June 11, 2017
When the school’s enrollment shrinks by tens of thousands of students during the summer, certain aspects of policing that population change.
Judge rules insanity tests on UT stabbing suspect won’t happen yet
June 9, 2017
Kendrex White, the suspect in the May 1 UT stabbing attack, appeared in court today where a judge ruled that White will not undergo insanity tests yet.
Father of UT stabbing victim died Monday
June 7, 2017
Kurt Brown, the father of UT stabbing victim Harrison Brown, died Monday after a two-year battle with ALS, according to his obituary from Morrison Funeral Home.
New UTPD officers start field training
June 6, 2017
Thirteen new officers for the UT Police Department started their field training Monday as part of the department’s plan to increase the number of officers on staff.
Hundreds of bicycles abandoned on campus every year
June 2, 2017
After most students left campus for the summer, hundreds of bikes remained on racks. UT’s Parking and Transportation Services is tasked with finding, impounding and eventually auctioning off these forgotten vehicles.
Carter-O’Connell campaign sanctioned for Election Code violation
March 1, 2017
The UT Election Supervisory Board ruled that the Isaiah Carter and Sydney O’Connell executive alliance violated the Election Code by mass distributing unsolicited emails to a group of freshmen before the sanctioned campaign period, according to a resolution released Tuesday.
Carter-O'Connell campaign sanctioned for election code violation
February 28, 2017
The Election Supervisory Board ruled the Isaiah Carter and Sydney O’Connell campaign violated the Election Code by mass distributing unsolicited emails to a group of freshmen before the sanctioned campaign period, according to a resolution released today.
Complaint filed regarding Carter emails
February 27, 2017
A complaint was filed to the Election Supervisory Board on Friday evening by engineering fifth year Amber Camilleri in response to Friday’s Daily Texan article regarding the emails from the Isaiah Carter-Sydney O’Connell campaign that appear to have violated the 2016 Student Government Election Code.
Emails may violate SG election code
February 24, 2017
At least 16 students received an email from the Isaiah Carter and Sydney O’Connell student body presidential campaign around midnight Jan. 23, the nature of which could constitute a violation of the 2016 SG Election Code.
Austin venue closes, leaving hole in music scene
January 23, 2017
Strange Brew has closed its doors due to financial troubles, but its community rallied to help the employees.
$5.2 million grant awarded to end youth homelessness
January 20, 2017
Austin organization will receive new grant to build on their work of ending youth homelessness.
Austin Police Department reports increase in annual crime rate
January 18, 2017
APD reports 2016 had the highest murder rate in a more than a decade.
SafeHorns leaders will be recognized with crime prevention award
December 5, 2016
Joell McNew picked up a call from her son, theatre and dance sophomore Connor Sullivan, who described a swarm of police cars on campus
Austin City Council approves interim police chief
December 2, 2016
The Austin City Council confirmed Brian Manley as interim police chief Thursday morning, marking the official end of Art Acevedo’s nearly decade-long term as APD Chief.
Texas state senator speaks on mental illness
November 30, 2016
Texas State Sen. Kirk Watson, D-Austin, addressed the annual Austin meeting of the National Alliance on Mental Illness Wednesday night on the future of healthcare for those with mental illnesses.
Palestine Solidarity Committee and University Leadership Initiative discuss issues facing undocumented students
November 30, 2016
The Palestine Solidarity Committee hosted an event to examine issues facing undocumented people, especially undocumented students.
EMS reports spike in K2-related hospitalizations over weekend
November 27, 2016
At least 39 people were hospitalized over the weekend in cases involving synthetic marijuana, also known as K2.
New interim chief named to replace Acevedo
November 21, 2016
Brian Manley, Austin Police Department chief of staff, will serve as interim police chief starting Dec. 1 after Chief Art Acevedo begins his new role as the Houston Police Department police chief at the end of the month.
Community members show support for Standing Rock
November 21, 2016
Activists and community members came together Saturday at the Wildflower Church in South Austin to show solidarity with the people at Standing Rock protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Austin police chief announces departure from APD, move to Houston
November 17, 2016
“Losing Art Acevedo is a huge deal, and replacing him will be a daunting task in part because he gave so much of himself to his job and his community,” Mayor Steve Adler said.
UT employee injury requires EMS response
November 15, 2016
At 1:36 p.m. Monday, Austin Emergency Medical Services workers responded to a call at the Texas Union, where they treated a UT employee’s non-life-threatening injury.
Downtown parade honors, features veterans
November 14, 2016
Thousands of Austinites lined Congress Avenue Friday morning to watch the 63rd Austin Veterans’ Day Parade Ceremony, where a procession of bagpipes, firetrucks and Jeeps led supporters and veterans.
Diversity bake sale held in response to YCT event
November 13, 2016
Students held a bake sale for all genders and races Friday on the West Mall as a response to the Young Conservatives of Texas event two weeks ago which protested the University’s affirmative action policy.
New UT research project addresses sexual, domestic and community violence
November 11, 2016
UT School of Social Work launched a new, multi-year research project last week to better understand student experiences with sexual assault and interpersonal violence.
Travis County elects Hernandez as new sheriff
November 9, 2016
Voters elected Sally Hernandez for Travis County Sheriff in a landslide victory to succeed the 12-year incumbent Greg Hamilton.
News outlet received warning of potential Texas terror threat preceding election
November 6, 2016
CBS News reported Friday that Texas, New York and Virginia are possible targets for an attack from al-Qaida on the eve of the election Tuesday.
Cops chat with community members over coffee
November 6, 2016
Austin Police Department Sergeant Carlos Dominguez was born in the small West Texas town of Marfa, where everybody knew everybody. He said growing up in Marfa, “the sheriff was just one of us.”
First Texas Taco Bell Cantina opens on Guadalupe Street
November 3, 2016
The restaraunt is one of only three Taco Bell Cantinas in the U.S.
YCT sends letter to Fenves concerning legal action against the University
November 2, 2016
The University will not take any action against the Young Conservatives of Texas or its members.
54 DWI arrests made over No Refusal Halloween weekend, APD says
November 2, 2016
Over the weekend and Monday night, the Austin Police Department made 54 DWI arrests during the hours in which the non-refusal policy was in place.
APD declares mishandling police complaints could lead to a 15-day suspension
November 1, 2016
If an Austin Police Department employee fails to properly handle a complaint filed against an officer, he or she will face at least a 15-day suspension up to an indefinite suspension, APD Police Chief Art Acevedo announced Oct. 26.
Police arrest man suspected of public intoxication outside West Campus Starbucks
November 1, 2016
A man was arrested Monday night outside the Starbucks on 24th and San Antonio streets, where witnesses said he stole drinks and approached students there, prompting one to call the police.
With the no-refusal Halloweekend, DWIs expected to rise
October 31, 2016
The Austin Police Department’s No Refusal policy extends through Halloween tonight, which the Austin Police Department expects will lead to a higher number of DWI arrests.
Professor from Mexico discussed how history of lynching in Mexico affects modern vigilante crime
October 27, 2016
In modern Mexico, 47 percent of people condone lynching as a legitimate way to attain justice, according to Gema Santamaría, an assistant professor at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México.
Professor discusses study relating race and attitudes toward violence
October 20, 2016
White Texans are more likely to hold pro-violence attitudes than Latinos or African-Americans, despite contrary stereotypes, according to research from associate professor Mary Rose.
Community leaders host event to discuss law enforcement, community relationship
October 19, 2016
Monica Guzmán grew up thinking if she needed help she could go to anyone in uniform. Now, she said, that’s not the case.
$1.5 million plan approved to enrich UT System branding
October 13, 2016
The branding initiative will partner with creative agencies to better unite the UT System brand.
Tech company co-founder Brett Hurt sees potential to change the world with platform
October 12, 2016
Austin entrepreneur and UT alum Brett Hurt has started five different tech companies but said his latest company, data.world, has the greatest potential to change the world.
After burglary, College Houses plans to update security at co-ops
October 5, 2016
In the middle of a party at the 21st Street Co-op in mid-July, former radio-television-film student Valeria Andrea stood crying.
New city bond plans to sustain local music venues
October 5, 2016
Mayor Steve Adler recently announced a new plan for a $10 million bond that will sustain local music venues.
Social media connects students, law enforcement
October 4, 2016
As nutrition senior Lauren Sergeant walked around campus last Monday, she noticed street lights near Speedway were out and tweeted at UTPD. An hour later, after a series of phone calls and a quick tweet back, the lights came on.
New tree inventory improves University’s ecological resources
September 28, 2016
A Himalayan deodar cedar, transported to UT in 1893, stands 58 feet tall in front of the historic Littlefield House.
New support groups for students of color on campus
September 22, 2016
Black Voices promotes the discussion of black issues.
Former ambassador to Saudi Arabia examines impact of oil in Middle East
September 21, 2016
Robert Jordan, former U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia, spoke at the School of Law Tuesday about his experiences with leaders of one of the most powerful oil producing countries in the world.
Faculty, students speak on politics of Black Lives Matter
September 16, 2016
Professors and activists debated the evolving Black Lives Matter movement, centering around a new document and platform, called A Vision for Black Lives, that aims to clarify the group’s demands and goals.
Ride Austin founder speaks on startups at TEXTalks event
September 14, 2016
Ride Austin founder Andy Tryba spoke at a TEXTalks event where he discussed the culture, economics and obstacles of a startup in the ride-hailing industry.
Dell Medical to expand residency program by 2020
September 8, 2016
The Dell Medical School plans to host 317 medical residents by 2020 who will work at Austin clinics and hospitals to meet the city’s growing medical demands.
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