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Students discuss concerns, benefits of using Protect Texas Together app to combat COVID-19 spread
August 10, 2020
The app will be available in both English and Spanish, and use of the app will be strongly encouraged but not required. The app will be able to track symptoms including cough, fever, fatigue, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell and others that are not associated with a preexisting condition.
College of Pharmacy announces next dean
August 5, 2020
Interim Provost Daniel Jaffe announced Wednesday that Samuel Poloyac will serve as the next dean of the College of Pharmacy, effective Oct. 15, in an email to the community.
UT-Austin asks students to self-quarantine for 2 weeks before returning to campus, will enforce mask requirements on campus
July 29, 2020
Hartzell said if students self-isolate before returning to campus, it will help lower the spread of COVID-19 in the community. He said the University is relying on students to take this responsibility seriously.
What does ‘defunding the police’ actually mean?
July 13, 2020
As protests continue around the country against police brutality and systemic racism, students and activists are increasingly calling for cities to defund the police.
Thousands of students sign petition for UT to lower tuition prices
July 13, 2020
The petition, started by Anthony Yanez, a government and Plan II sophomore, says that many students may not have sufficient access to internet and usual University resources and should not be paying full tuition prices for a mostly online semester.
UT-Austin to rename RLM, allocate funds to support Black students
July 13, 2020
The University will rename the Robert Lee Moore Hall as the Physics, Math and Astronomy Building and acknowledge the origins of “The Eyes of Texas” while continuing to sing it as a University tradition, according to a letter to the community Monday from Interim President Jay Hartzell.
University staff member dies of COVID-19 complications
July 7, 2020
This is the University’s first death related to COVID-19, Hartzell said. Ten custodial staff members tested positive for the virus in May.
ACL cancels 2020 festival citing health, safety concerns
July 1, 2020
In a statement released on Twitter, ACL said due to the uncertain situation, canceling is the only responsible solution to ensure the safety of the Austin community.
Student COVID-19 cases climb despite social distancing, mask guidelines
June 25, 2020
University Health Services has seen a surge in cases among students due to increased testing and many students moving back into the Austin area, said Dr. Terrance Hines, executive director and chief medical officer of UHS. Hines said that increase mirrors the recent spikes in the city and across the state.
3,500 classes to move online this fall
June 23, 2020
Interim President Jay Hartzell said in an email Tuesday that about 3,500 of 11,000 courses will now be online this coming fall.
Enrollment surges as students and professors prepare for online summer classes
June 15, 2020
Tuition for summer courses is usually reduced to 85% of the regular fall and spring rates, but due to the pandemic, this year’s summer tuition is 50% of the fall and spring costs. Students have taken advantage of the discount.
Q&A: Interim President Hartzell on his new job and returning to campus in the fall
June 15, 2020
The Daily Texan spoke with interim president of The University of Texas at Austin Jay Hartzell about his plans for the coming semesters in light of the coronavirus.
City Council unanimously votes to reallocate Austin Police funds
June 11, 2020
The items, which are co-sponsored by all 11 council members, include reallocating funds from the police department to other public health services and demilitarizing the police.
Masks required in UT-Austin buildings this fall, planning official says
June 5, 2020
Professors will be able to end class if a student is not wearing a mask, and any student, faculty or staff member who does not obey the mask policy will be subject to disciplinary procedures, he said.
UT plans to move 400 biggest classes online this fall
June 1, 2020
The University aims to host most fall classes in person, Interim President Jay Hartzell said.
‘This is nothing new’: Austinites protest after deaths of Michael Ramos, George Floyd
May 31, 2020
Thousands of people marched through downtown Austin on Sunday to protest police killings after the deaths of George Floyd in Minneapolis and Michael Ramos in Austin.
Senate passes resolution to hold student organizations accountable in cases of sexual misconduct
May 8, 2020
UT Senate members regathered for a virtual assembly Thursday to discuss a resolution in support of standardizing accountability regarding sexual misconduct in student organizations. The resolution passed in the Senate and was passed by Student Government on Tuesday.
Remote advising poses challenge to UT students
May 6, 2020
Students are trying to register for courses and plan their degrees with new advising processes after experiencing major changes in their academic and home lives due to the coronavirus.
SG and Senate push to modify internal transfer process
May 6, 2020
Student Government and the Senate of College Councils passed a joint resolution to make the internal transfer process, used to switch to a different college within the University, easier for students.
UT-Austin Student Government advocates for student participation in appointing new University president
April 28, 2020
Student leaders unanimously passed a joint resolution urging the UT System Board of Regents to give students a voice in appointing a new University president following the announcement that President Gregory Fenves will leave UT this summer.
UT Senate of College Councils appoints 2020-21 executive board
April 23, 2020
The UT Senate of College Councils voted to confirm next year’s executive board appointments at their final virtual assembly meeting of the semester Thursday.
UT Student Government unanimously appoints executive board for 2020-21
April 21, 2020
Student body president Anagha Kikkeri and student body vice president Winston Hung appointed this year's executive board at Tuesday's meeting.
Student Government appoints COVID-19 response committee
April 15, 2020
Student Government created a COVID-19 Response Operational Committee to gather student input and develop legislation to address student needs at the remote assembly meeting Tuesday.
Senate suspends legislation for remainder of semester
April 12, 2020
UT Senate of College Councils will not introduce any new legislation or hold general assembly meetings for the remainder of the semester.
Returning study abroad students face time zone ‘curve’ in online classes
April 8, 2020
On March 12, the University announced all students studying abroad needed to return to the United States due to COVID-19 concerns. These returning students are still taking classes with their host universities online, and many are facing issues with time zone differences.
Upcoming SG executive alliance prepares for remote transition
April 5, 2020
Next year’s student body president Anagha Kikkeri and vice president Winston Hung will be sworn in over Zoom next Tuesday. Kikkeri and Hung were elected last month, and Student Government plans to transition to their administration remotely during the upcoming assembly meeting Tuesday.
Dan Jaffe named interim vice president and provost
April 2, 2020
Dan Jaffe, vice president for research, will serve as interim vice president and provost starting May 18, UT President Gregory Fenves announced in a campuswide email Thursday.
Executive Vice President and Provost Maurie McInnis leaving UT-Austin
March 26, 2020
Executive Vice President and Provost Maurie McInnis is leaving the University at the end of this semester to become president of Stony Brook University, UT President Gregory Fenves said in an email to the UT community Thursday.
Co-op provides free online course materials
March 16, 2020
The University Co-op is providing free access to textbooks online for all students, according to an email sent Monday to faculty from Michael Kiely, University Co-op Director of Course Materials.
President Fenves tests negative for COVID-19
March 15, 2020
UT President Gregory Fenves tested negative for coronavirus, according to an email Dr. Amy Young, chief clinical officer of UT Health Austin, sent Sunday.
Annual UT fraternity fundraiser Roundup canceled due to coronavirus concerns
March 13, 2020
Roundup, the largest annual UT fraternity fundraiser event, has been canceled by the Interfraternity Council in light of coronavirus concerns, according to a statement released Friday.
Texas Global suspends all study abroad programs through Aug. 18
March 12, 2020
Texas Global has suspended all education abroad programs through Aug. 18 due to coronavirus concerns, according to an email sent to study abroad students Thursday morning.
How is UT-Austin policy changing because of coronavirus?
March 12, 2020
President Gregory Fenves, Executive Vice President and Provost Maurie McInnis, and chief medical officer Terrance Hines held a press conference on updates to the University’s coronavirus policies. Below is a list of changed policies.
Texas Global suspends study abroad
March 12, 2020
Texas Global has suspended all education abroad programs, according to an email to study abroad students Thursday morning.
Professors prepare to move UT-Austin classes online
March 11, 2020
University administration sent an email to all faculty on Sunday to prepare them for the possibility of switching to online classes after spring break due to the coronavirus pandemic, UT President Gregory Fenves said.
Q&A: President Fenves on UT’s plans for classes, graduation amid coronavirus concerns
March 9, 2020
Rice University has canceled in-person classes for a week to prevent the spread of coronavirus after an employee tested positive. We sat down with President Gregory Fenves to see what UT’s plan would be if the University had to follow suit.
Anagha and Winston executive alliance elected student body president and vice president
March 6, 2020
Anagha Kikkeri and Winston Hung will serve as next year’s student body president and vice president.
Tayler and Alex campaign on mental health, first-generation students
February 28, 2020
Student body presidential and vice presidential candidates Tayler De La Cruz Kennedy and Alex Jackson will focus on accessibility and inclusivity for first-generation and disabled students.
Simona and Lynn aim to ‘Mess with Texas’
February 28, 2020
Student body presidential and vice presidential candidates Simona Harry and Lynn Huynh are running to uplift student voices and connect Student Government with the student body’s needs.
Shay and Wade campaign aims to give back to UT community
February 27, 2020
Shay Holt and Wade Ivey, candidates for student body president and vice president, are trying to improve the University experience for students with a hands-off approach.
Student government assembly discusses bringing smart lockers to campus
February 26, 2020
Student leaders discussed a resolution to install smart lockers — lockers that can be rented and accessed through an app to store or pick up items — on campus at the assembly meeting Tuesday.
Student government debate covers mental health, student representation
February 25, 2020
Candidates for student body president and vice president proclaimed their opinions on student safety, mental health and student representation at the Student Government debate Monday evening.
Connor and Camille SG campaign disqualified for overspending
February 24, 2020
The campaign for student body president and vice president candidates Connor Alexander and Camille Johnson was disqualified from running Monday night after being issued two fines exceeding the amount of spending allowed.
Preliminary UT Senate survey results find students unhappy with tuition increase
February 19, 2020
An anonymous biennial Senate survey on tuition allocation suggests students oppose the recently announced 2.6% tuition increase.
Student government proposes excluding outside political ideologies, discusses attendance requirements
February 18, 2020
Assembly members introduced new legislation establishing the scope of Student Government at the assembly meeting Tuesday.
UT-Austin scientists develop fossil board game for university classrooms
February 17, 2020
Two UT scientists developed a game of chance to help students understand taphonomy, or how fossils are formed, in a classroom setting.
President Fenves addresses UT Senate, student leaders discuss Girl Day partnership
February 14, 2020
President Gregory Fenves spoke to students about sexual misconduct policy and affordability at the Senate of College Councils meeting Thursday. Senate members also discussed legislation codifying a partnership between Senate and Girl Day, an event where the University hosts girls in elementary and middle school to introduce them to careers in STEM.
Student government assembly discusses establishing space for nontraditional students
February 11, 2020
Student leaders unanimously passed legislation in support of establishing a student center on campus for nontraditional students during the Student Government assembly meeting Tuesday.
UT-Austin researchers aid new coronavirus data collection
February 11, 2020
Two UT researchers helped discover that the new coronavirus likely spread beyond Wuhan into other cities before Chinese officials could initiate a quarantine, according to the UT News website.
McCombs ranks in top 6 in U.S. for social responsibility, according to Positive Impact
February 9, 2020
UT’s Red McCombs School of Business was ranked among the top six business schools in the United States for positive social responsibility and impact, according to the 2020 Positive Impact Rating report for Business Schools.
Student government introduces guided caucus, puts pause on international representative bill
February 4, 2020
Student leaders gathered to discuss bills covering international student representatives and spring budget appropriations during the Student Government assembly meeting Tuesday.
UT professor says impostor syndrome burdens students on campus, affects mental health
February 3, 2020
Impostor syndrome, or impostor phenomenon, is a psychological feeling that causes a person to doubt their accomplishments and fear being exposed as a “fraud” in their community, according to the American Psychological Association.
Senate legislation advocates for professors’ pronouns on syllabi
January 30, 2020
The first Senate of College Councils general assembly meeting of the semester focused on introducing new legislation, including requesting professors to include their pronouns on syllabi and surveying students on how they would like their tuition money to be allocated.
UT alums receive grant for entrepreneurship in sub-Saharan communities
January 29, 2020
Three UT alumnae were part of the group awarded a $400,000 grant last Thursday for their work developing businesses in sub-Saharan African communities.
First legislative assembly meeting calls for change within assembly environment
January 29, 2020
Kerry Mackenzie, chair of the ethics and oversight committee, conducted a survey of the environment of the assembly last semester, which found that students described the assembly as welcoming but inefficient and difficult to navigate.
Letter addressing students covers UTxYou, SGConnect
January 26, 2020
Student body president Camron Goodman and vice president Amie Jean plan to emphasize their UTxYou platform while continuing the work of previous student body leaders this semester, according to a letter Goodman posted to social media last week.
As filing begins for campuswide elections, Student Government focuses on student safety, continuing legislation to tie up
January 21, 2020
Filing for Student Government positions, including president, vice president and University representatives, began Tuesday.
University provides fee waivers to help students pay for graduate school
December 2, 2019
When William Hutson decided to apply for a dual masters program after already being admitted to the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, he said he was met with repetitive transcript fees and additional expenses.
New student organization aims to connect students with publishers
November 11, 2019
English junior Lindsey realized there were no organized resources to connect students with a career in the publishing industry, so she co-created The Publishing Connection. The org exposes students to a career in the industry and bridge the gap between resources and interested students.
Students concerned about key fob safety for apartments in West Campus
November 7, 2019
As some West Campus apartment buildings switch from traditional keys to electronic key fobs, students expressed concerns about the new technology as well as their safety and reliability.
Survivor speak-out provides support, community to students
October 31, 2019
Over a dozen students shared art and spoke about their experiences with interpersonal violence to heal and connect with others in a safe environment Wednesday night.
Hundreds of students begin on-campus Diwali celebration with songs, meditation
October 22, 2019
Hundreds of students sang and meditated Tuesday evening during an on-campus celebration of Diwali, an annual four to five day Hindu festival of lights.
UT’s Landmarks joins Austin Pets Alive!, Blue Dog Rescue for annual dog walk
October 7, 2019
During the annual Landmarks Dog Walk, students and their dogs gathered on campus Sunday to explore public art and introduce dogs in need of adoption to the community.
“What Starts Up Here Changes the World:” McCombs Hosts Annual Startup Ecosystem
September 24, 2019
Students and community leaders gathered to discuss entrepreneurship and promote student innovation at the annual Intro to the UT and Austin Startup Ecosystem presentation on Monday.
Visiting artist Erin Johnson gives talk, shares sociopolitical artwork
September 19, 2019
Art installations featuring raw, unedited videos of people in nuclear shelters and of wild dog breeds were on display at a lecture led by artist Erin Johnson on Thursday.