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More than 1,500 students sign petition calling for an increase in light, police poles in West Campus
December 2, 2019
When walking to her West Campus apartment alone at midnight, economics junior Taylor Wissman said it is hard to know someone’s intentions. When she spotted a man sitting in the dark last month, she began to fear for her life.
Whitis Court dormitory boilers being replaced, temperature controls turning digital during winter break
December 2, 2019
Students in Whitis Court Residence Hall have been experiencing severe fluctuations in temperatures since late September, mechanical engineering freshman Remy Feru said. He said entire weekends have been spent in 60-degree temperatures.
Students press for ice machines in dormitories
November 19, 2019
Ice is often inaccessible during nights in Jester West dormitory, government sophomore George Strong said. When students want ice for drinks or injuries, they have no place to obtain it.
New online library search system to come January 2020
November 18, 2019
With new changes to the online library system coming in January, students will be able to use one search box to filter through all library resources and receive faster and more relevant results, said Michele Ostrow, assistant director of Teaching & Learning Services.
Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center to guide child care public policy
November 14, 2019
The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs’ Child and Family Research Partnership created the Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center this fall to guide state leaders on enacting policy change to support families with children younger than three.
Pharmacy dean to step down in August 2020
November 11, 2019
Pharmacy Dean Lynn Crismon said he will step down in August 2020 after 13 years of 70-hour work weeks dedicated to guiding the School of Pharmacy.
Students discuss unclear University academic integrity standards when using collaborative technologies
November 6, 2019
After about 70 students were recommended for suspension or expulsion for using a class GroupMe in October, around 25 students discussed the University’s academic integrity policy with regard to collaborative technologies.
Faculty, author discuss how to improve low-income student confidence
October 30, 2019
Author and journalist Paul Tough discussed his book “The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes Or Breaks Us” with a panel of faculty featured in the book at the Blanton Auditorium Tuesday. Tough’s book explores how low-income or first-generation students can go to universities.
Majority of health care students experience clinician burnout, report says
October 30, 2019
Intense feelings of emotional exhaustion and detachment in up to 60% of medical students and residents and up to 54% of nurses and physicians is compromising the quality of health care, according to a press release from the National Academy of Medicine.
UT Body Project aims to build self-confidence
October 23, 2019
By writing positive letters to themselves and role-playing possible scenarios, campus mental health care providers hope to help female students improve their own body images through a University program.
LBJ School of Public Affairs launches professional development certificate
October 15, 2019
UT graduate student Quinton Beaubouef, who ran his own business before coming to the University, said he struggled with implementing professional skills in his line of work.
New Maymester programs offer Signature Courses
October 9, 2019
Undergraduate students who still need to fulfill their signature course requirement will now have the opportunity to earn these credits abroad through new Maymester programs.
Community Classroom program launches to bring University resources to public
October 3, 2019
The Center for Community Engagement will offer three low-cost, six-week classes allowing members of the Austin community to access the University’s resources and faculty.
Faculty members critique death penalty and American Justice System at seminar
September 24, 2019
In the first seminar of the fall 2019 University Lecture Series, three nationally-renowned faculty members discussed different perspectives critiquing the death penalty and United States criminal justice system.
Pizza with a Dean lets students ask questions, socialize
September 17, 2019
Students chowed down on pizza and chatted with Brent Iverson, School of Undergraduate Studies dean, at Monday’s Pizza with the Dean event, hosted by the Undergraduate Studies Council.