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Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

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UT students bridge generational gap during COVID-19 pandemic through online matchmaking platform

Lauren Goodman June 30, 2020

Although Lisa Griffis, a senior citizen from The Woodlands, Texas, and Alanis Ymbernon, a junior exchange student from Barcelona attending The Catholic University of America, have never seen each other...

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Shipleys’ careers become intertwined again

Donnavan Smoot June 29, 2020

For years, it seemed as if Jaxon Shipley was just following his big brother Jordan’s lead.  When Jaxon attended UT from 2011-2015, he played wide receiver on the Texas football team just...

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Law students create organization to support Black Lives Matter movement, connect peers to volunteer opportunities

Katya Bandouil June 29, 2020

After nationwide protests over the police killing of George Floyd began, Sheela Ranganathan started a group message in early June with a few law students to brainstorm ways they could get involved. Overnight,...

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UT doctoral student creates viral hashtag uncovering stories of discrimination in higher-ed institutions

Lauren Goodman June 25, 2020

Joy Melody Woods, a communication studies doctoral student, woke up early June 7 to realize that the hashtag she and her friend Shardé Davis, an assistant professor of communication at the University...

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Contact tracing helped control outbreak for UT students on Cabo spring break trip, CDC report finds

Areeba Amer June 24, 2020

Rapid contact tracing and testing of all exposed people by UT Health Austin helped control the COVID-19 outbreak among a group of UT students who traveled to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, during spring break,...

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3,500 classes to move online this fall

Anna Canizales 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.  Last month, University officials said about 2,100 fall classes would...

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Students take action for Black Lives Matter in their hometowns

Amanda Figueroa-Nieves June 22, 2020

Students have started fundraising and organizing protests to support the Black Lives Matter movement from across the state. After classes transitioned online due to COVID-19 concerns, some students moved...

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Students campaign for increased access to accommodations

Trinady Joslin June 20, 2020

Disability advocates on campus have asked for an easier accommodations process for years. With the transition to online classes, they finally got it.  Accommodations are a way to increase access...

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Associate professor releases film in response to killing of George Floyd, aims to rewrite narrative of Black experience

Grace Barnes June 20, 2020

At 11 years old, Ya’Ke Smith watched “Boyz n the Hood” for the first time.  Released in 1991, the film follows Tre Styles, a young Black boy sent to live with his father in south...

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Students, faculty, staff will receive disciplinary action for face mask violations

Hannah Ortega June 20, 2020

UT Interim President Jay Hartzell announced the University will require face masks or coverings inside all campus buildings in an email June 8. Masks are not required while walking around campus, but they...

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UT National Society of Black Engineers releases list of demands to Cockrell administration

Areeba Amer June 17, 2020

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to include a response from the Cockrell School of Engineering. The UT National Society of Black Engineers released a statement with eight demands to...

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How are UT System academic institutions planning for fall 2020?

Areeba Amer June 16, 2020

Editor's note: This story has been updated throughout to reflect the most recent fall plans for each institution. All eight UT System academic institutions have released their plans for fall...