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Fare thee well, Texan
May 6, 2016
Unlike many of my incredibly talented graduating colleagues, I’m not leaving with years of Texan experience under my belt. As fawning as it may sound, my interest in journalism bubbled to the surface when I saw “Spotlight” last year — I was already an old man who gets the New York Times delivered to his door each morning, so I figured I’d give it a go.
Social Work Council seeks donation for food pantry
May 3, 2016
With their supplies running low, the Social Work Council has been asking the community for donations to replenish the group’s pantry, which provides food for students in need.
UT alumnus wins Pulitzer for Investigative Reporting
May 2, 2016
UT graduate school alumnus Michael Braga, class of 1993, became a recipient of journalism’s top honor on April 18, taking home a Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting.
Law school moderates debate over security, privacy
April 26, 2016
The Texas Federalist Society and the Strauss Center hosted a debate Monday to explore the balance between privacy and security.
UT, Beaverton communities come together to raise funds in Haruka Weiser’s honor
April 25, 2016
Following the tragic death of dance freshman Haruka Weiser on campus earlier this month, organizations from both UT and her high school alma mater in Oregon are raising funds to honor her life.
PTS founds bicycle committee to benefit cycling community
April 18, 2016
With scores of bikes crossing campus everyday, Parking and Transportation Services is working to create a council that will help represent UT’s cycling community.
Students deliberate Uber, Lyft ahead of special election
April 17, 2016
With a special election to determine the fate of Uber and Lyft in Austin on the horizon, members of Students for Ridesharing have been tabling across campus, registering students to vote.
PTS leaving out impound notices, reminding students to register their bikes
April 11, 2016
With the semester coming to a close, Parking and Transportation Services is leaving tags on certain bikes across campus, reminding their owners to comply with campus rules or risk impoundment.
Gun-toting grackle control squad no longer needed at UT
April 4, 2016
Students parking their cars on campus may be upset to find their hoods sullied by the unfortunate evidence of birds perched in the trees above, but there was a time when UT faced the same problem on a much greater scale.
Art building undergoes roof replacement, phase one to be complete June 1
April 3, 2016
Scaffolding and chain-link fencing continue to surround parts of the art building as UT’s Project Management and Construction Services (PMCS) renovates much of the building’s roofing.
Tuition rebates available for eligible undergraduates
March 29, 2016
With graduation right around the corner for the class of 2016, there’s a possibility for seniors to claim enough money to cover a post-graduation roadtrip or a nest egg for their “real adult” lives.
Moody dean candidate withdraws, citing campus carry
March 28, 2016
Siva Vaidhyanathan, a finalist for deanship of the Moody College of Communication, took himself out of the running in response to the University’s decision on campus carry.
OIE finds government professor did not violate non-discrimination policy
March 22, 2016
After investigating complaints regarding an incident between government professor Ami Pedahzur and members of the Palestine Solidarity Committee that occurred in November, the Office for Inclusion and Equity found Pedahzur did not violate the University nondiscrimination policy.
PTS urges caution after citing rise in bike thefts
March 8, 2016
Citing a rise in bike theft among the UT community, Parking and Transportation Services is urging students to take precautions to prevent their bikes from being stolen.
Apartment complexes display signs banning open carry
March 7, 2016
Residential complexes near campus have put out signs banning open carry firearms on their properties.
Moody sky bridge opening delayed, set to open after spring break
March 2, 2016
The newly constructed Moody sky bridge will not likely open until after spring break because of needed finishing touches, despite a projected Feb. 26 opening date.
Study: Gap years, institution type affects college success
February 29, 2016
Both the time taken before entering college and the type of institution attended have a profound effect on the academic success of students from low-income homes, according to a study recently published by researchers at Drexel University.
Exhibit honoring legacy of Barbara Jordan opens in Capitol
February 23, 2016
To commemorate the legacy of the late civil rights legend Barbara Jordan, the Barbara Jordan Freedom Foundation opened an interactive exhibit chronicling her life’s work on Monday, the day after what would have been her 80th birthday.
Student organizations confront Islamophobia, support refugees during West Mall rally
February 22, 2016
Shouts, flyers and speeches filled the West Mall on Friday evening as seven student organizations held a rally to speak out against Islamophobia and anti-refugee sentiment.
UT medical branch partners with Brazilian health ministry to create Zika vaccine
February 16, 2016
Hoping to end the onslaught of Zika virus cases throughout Central America, Brazil’s Ministry of Health has formed an agreement with the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston (UTMB) to create a vaccine for the virus.
Safe sex advocacy groups provide condoms, cupcakes
February 15, 2016
With International Condom Day on Feb. 13 falling side-by-side with Valentine’s Day, UT students and staff saw an opportunity to advocate for safe sex.
Education professors publish book discussing lesser-known black scholars
February 9, 2016
College of Education associate professors Keffrelyn Brown and Anthony Brown recently published the book “Black Intellectual Thought in Education: The Missing Traditions of Anna Julia Cooper, Carter G. Woodson, and Alain LeRoy Locke” in an effort to provide a counter-narrative in the study of African-American intellectuals and culture across history.
Center for the Study of Race and Democracy will host inaugural conference on race, social policy
February 1, 2016
Seeking to increase research and public engagement on the subject of racial inequality, the University is launching the new Center for the Study of Race and Democracy (CSRD) with a two-day conference Feb. 8-9.