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Location of "The West" statue hinders students from interpreting the sculpture
April 30, 2019
The location of these two metal, spherical buoys in relation to the Tower has raised many questions among students about its meaning. But, Landmarks, the campus public art program, did not intend to reinforce a phallic interpretation of “The West” while installing it.
UT needs more bike parking, students say
April 24, 2019
There were about 7,000 spaces for the 9,200 registered bikers in 2017, according to the report.
Bike auction revenue doubled from 2011–16
April 16, 2019
During the auctions, students get competitive with their bids, which further drives up the price of bikes.
CMHC hosts Mental Health Promotion Week
April 10, 2019
The Counseling and Mental Health Center is hosting their fourth annual Mental Health Promotion Week through Friday to encourage students to focus on self-care, mindfulness and inclusion.
Crisis Line helps students solve urgent concerns
March 28, 2019
Whenever students struggle with critical problems, they have the option to call the Crisis Line — a confidential 24/7 service offered by the Counseling and Mental Health Center that gives students the opportunity to speak with trained counselors about urgent concerns.
Dell Technologies CEO to deliver keynote address at this spring commencement
March 28, 2019
Michael Dell, chairman and chief executive officer of Dell Technologies, will deliver this year’s keynote address at the University’s 136th Spring Commencement on May 25 at the South Mall.
UT students question professor for charging exam points for calculator rentals
March 13, 2019
Students taking an exam in finance senior lecturer Heidi Toprac’s class must remember to bring one thing: a working calculator. If a student doesn’t, it could cost them points on the test.
UT library budget can’t provide scholastic journals for faculty and students
March 5, 2019
The UT library budget has remained consistent for nearly a decade, while the cost for journal subscriptions have continued to rise annually, according to budget reports spanning from 1997 to 2017.
Former Jack in the Box undergoes demolition for new boutique hotel
February 27, 2019
The ongoing demolition of this fast-food chain restaurant, which closed in 2015, will set up grounds for a new Moxy Hotel, a boutique hotel targeting millennials.
Composting contamination by students can lead to more than $1500 in fines for the University
December 4, 2018
From recycling to composting, there are many ways students can help the environment. However, the impact of sorting waste is only economically friendly when it’s done properly.
Despite busy schedules, these UT students prioritize zero-waste
November 18, 2018
Students often don’t have the time or energy to reduce the amount of trash sent to landfills due to busy schedules full of academics, internships and jobs. However, this doesn’t apply to everyone. Certain students, such as art history junior Jordan Ritter, have been attempting to live a zero-waste lifestyle anyway.
Students repurpose leftover mash potatoes into waffles
November 14, 2018
About 40 percent of Thanksgiving food goes to waste, which is equivalent to 204 million pounds of turkey, according to a 2016 report by the environmental advocacy group Natural Resources Defense Council.
Students celebrate Japanese director with festival
November 8, 2018
For decades, Japanese animation director Hayao Miyazaki impacted the film industry with his famous works such as “Spirited Away,” “My Neighbor Totoro” and “Princess Mononoke.”
UT's President’s Award for Global Learning finalists selected
October 30, 2018
Fourteen student finalist teams were selected for a grant to take on international projects to benefit and serve communities abroad.
UT’s first year to participate in the longest-running election survey
October 28, 2018
For the first time, UT will join the University of Michigan in conducting the American National Election Study, the world’s longest-running election survey project.
Office of the Police Monitor bridges gap between civilians and police
October 24, 2018
The Office of the Police Monitor, a separate Austin City Council entity overseeing the police department, is undergoing changes to ensure that Austinites are comfortable with voicing their concerns about the Austin Police Department.
MasculinUT rebrands five months after conservative media backlash, temporary hiatus
October 14, 2018
MasculinUT, a program created to address interpersonal violence and sexual assault by increasing masculine involvement, reconvened this semester after a five-month hiatus.
UT tackles adversity within the community by launching Bridging Barriers program
September 26, 2018
The Bridging Barriers program, a UT initiative tackling different fundamental problems facing humanity, such as environmental degradation, seeks to solve another problem: community adversity.