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UT System approves new sexual misconduct, Title IX policies during virtual board meeting
August 12, 2020
The UT System Board of Regents approved new systemwide Title IX and sexual misconduct policies to comply with federal Title IX modifications during a virtual meeting Wednesday.
UT System Board of Regents names Jay Hartzell as sole finalist for UT-Austin president
August 12, 2020
The University of Texas System Board of Regents named Interim President Jay Hartzell as the sole finalist for UT-Austin’s next president in a special called teleconference meeting Wednesday.
Student Government, Senate ask UT-Austin, Board of Regents for increased tuition transparency, financial aid clarification
August 11, 2020
The statement calls for the University administration to clarify financial aid communications and waive auxiliary fees. SG and Senate are also asking the University to follow the lead of peer institutions such as UT-San Antonio on several of the items.
COVID-19 pandemic brings uncertainty to teaching certification programs, future teachers
August 5, 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic forces local school districts to restrict visitors and start the school year online, future teachers face uncertainty with their certifications, which require in-person observation and instruction.
How does UT’s fall reopening plan compare to those of its peer institutions?
July 28, 2020
Media relations manager Matt Pene said UT-Austin looks closely at what peer institutions are doing for good ideas but does not specifically follow the plans of one university.
Now-rescinded student visa policy causes uncertainty for UT-Austin international students
July 22, 2020
International students will now be allowed to take all of their classes online and maintain their visas. However, in the eight days the federal guidance was active, international students at UT faced tremendous uncertainty regarding their visa status.
Students navigate apartment contracts, subleasing amid fall semester and COVID-19 uncertainty
July 6, 2020
Some students say they are unable to afford rent for apartments they signed leases for as early as last October. Meanwhile, they say they have encountered difficulties exiting their contracts, as many landlords tell residents the only way out is to sublease the apartment to someone else.
ICE rescinds July update for international student visa guidelines during federal lawsuit
July 6, 2020
If the University switches to entirely online classes at some point in the fall semester, it will be required to notify the exchange program of the change within 10 days, according to the release. Students will have to leave the country or make special arrangements to maintain their status if this change occurs, the release said.
International students encounter enrollment, travel issues from COVID-19
June 29, 2020
Recent COVID-19 developments have left many international students outside of the United States unable to return. Some incoming international students are trying to defer their admission. Others are forced to take online classes.
UT students, employees help track spread of COVID-19 in Austin
June 14, 2020
More than UT 100 students, employees and other community members are working shifts as contact tracers with the Dell Medical School and Austin Public Health initiative.
New UT online orientation creates concerns for future students, prompts transition for New Student Services
April 22, 2020
Incoming UT students are worried about starting their college experience amid the COVID-19 pandemic, as New Student Services works to format orientation to run online for about 10,000 students.
Museum of Color opens in WCP, brings narratives about colorism to forefront
March 8, 2020
With culturally significant objects like eyelid tape and hair perm products on display, the Museum of Color illustrated the complex nature of colorism during its opening on Saturday.
UT-Austin students beautify East Austin neighborhood during ‘The Project’
March 1, 2020
Armed with paint brushes, gardening tools and hammers, members of the UT community volunteered in St. Johns, an Austin neighborhood, on Saturday as part of The Project, UT’s largest annual day of service.
Liberal Arts Council hosts town hall on possible joint academic program with LBJ School
February 26, 2020
Students gathered to voice opinions about a potential undergraduate collaboration between the College of Liberal Arts and the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs on Wednesday.
COLA hosts visiting professor, promotes discussion on recent US immigration policies
February 16, 2020
A visiting associate professor spoke to the UT community Friday about immigration and American history as a part of the Gender, Race, Indigeneity, Disabilities and Sexuality Studies Initiative.