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Texas Exes creates website to help graduates find jobs during coronavirus pandemic
May 4, 2020
Texas Exes has fast-tracked its alumni networking website to aid spring 2020 graduates as they enter the job market during the COVID-19 pandemic. The platform, called Hooked In, will be ready for use by the time seniors graduate in late May.
“Why couldn’t we find a match for her;” UT-Austin student dies from cancer before finding bone marrow match
April 30, 2020
Just days before Lizzie Tennyson’s first day at UT in fall 2019, her cancer reappeared for the fifth time.
Friends, family remember Harrison Brown in preparation for graduation
April 30, 2020
On the third anniversary of Harrison Brown’s death, friends and family reflect on his life and his absence as graduation draws near.
UT Outpost sees jump in free grocery delivery requests from students in Austin
April 19, 2020
UT Outpost has delivered free groceries to 214 students in its first week of operations after closing its physical food pantry. The first week of deliveries surpassed the 187 visitors the Outpost received in February, with 144 deliveries on Friday alone, Sara Kennedy said .
Austin parks enforce social distancing measures with patrols
April 15, 2020
Austin’s park rangers have asked about 2,000 parkgoers to comply with social distancing orders since the city began enforcing them last month. However, no tickets have been issued to anyone in the city.
Targeted online, phishing scams increase since beginning of COVID-19 pandemic
April 8, 2020
Online scams and phishing attacks have increased since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, according to the University Information Security Office.
UTPD halts West Campus security improvements due to COVID-19
April 7, 2020
The University of Texas Police Department has delayed most West Campus security improvements announced in February until after the COVID-19 pandemic ends.
APD, UTPD to increase phone reports, change operations amid coronavirus pandemic
March 17, 2020
The Austin and UT Police Departments are implementing operational changes starting Tuesday due to the new coronavirus pandemic.
Older professors take extra precautions amid coronavirus pandemic
March 17, 2020
Professors over 60 are at higher risk for contracting the coronavirus, causing many faculty to take precautions against it.
What’s open on campus during extended spring break?
March 13, 2020
Check the when dining halls, CMHC, libraries and gyms are opened or closed during the extended spring break.
How can University Health Services help students concerned about coronavirus?
March 12, 2020
University Health Services currently has limited capacity to test for COVID-19 and will not test asymptomatic patients, according to the UHS website.
Court refuses Meechaiel Criner’s appeal in Haruka Weiser murder case
March 11, 2020
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals refused an appeal Wednesday from Meechaiel Criner, who was convicted of capital murder in 2018 for killing UT student Haruka Weiser in 2016.
Emergency Operations Center to relocate next year
March 11, 2020
Project Management and Construction Services will begin building a new space for the Emergency Operations Center in the East Campus Garage to put the center in line with federal design guidelines.
APD, ATD host first collaborative accessible parking ticket training
March 8, 2020
In the first training in collaboration with the Austin Police and Transportation Departments, 15 Austin citizens were trained Saturday to issue tickets to those improperly parked in accessible parking spaces.
UT cancels Explore UT over coronavirus concerns
March 6, 2020
The University canceled Explore UT on Friday after Mayor Steve Adler issued a declaration of a local state of disaster out of coronavirus concerns.
UTPD clear Union safe for re-entry, find no source of loud noise
March 4, 2020
Following a report of a loud noise at the Texas Union at 10:20 p.m. on Wednesday, the UT Police Department cleared the Union as safe for re-entry an hour later. The source of the reported loud noise and suspicious activity were not located, and officers will remain on site, according to a campuswide email.
UTPD receives $8 million for additional cameras, extra patrols in West Campus
March 1, 2020
The University of Texas Police Department said they will increase safety measures in West Campus after the UT System Board of Regents approved $8 million for off-campus security on Thursday in response to citywide increases in crime.
UT Elementary School to restore classroom gardens with $2,500 grant
February 25, 2020
UT Elementary School, a research-based charter school that serves prekindergarten to fifth grade, lost its classroom gardens two years ago. Thanks to a $2,500 grant, the school plans to restore the gardens by next semester.
UT-Austin fraternities hire private security for large West Campus parties
February 21, 2020
Large West Campus parties occasionally hire private security, such as UT alumni-run VSI Secure, to resolve safety concerns.
UT-Austin School of Information professor receives $1 million grant for unbiased artificial intelligence research
February 11, 2020
An assistant professor at the UT School of Information received more than $1 million last month in grant funding to research how to create more accurate and representative artificial intelligence applications, according to the School of Information’s press release from Feb. 5.
Amazon Fresh launches grocery delivery service in Austin
February 11, 2020
Amazon Fresh launched in Austin last Thursday, allowing Amazon Prime members to ship groceries to their door in two hours with no delivery fee with a purchase of $35 or more, according to a statement from Amazon.
APD, UTPD are looking for more recruits, but budgets are limiting growth
February 7, 2020
The Austin and UT Police Departments both employ close to the authorized number of officers but are still looking to increase recruitments.
UTPD will continue to issue citations, fines for marijuana possession
February 4, 2020
The University of Texas at Austin Police Department will still issue citations, fines and arrests for low-level amounts of marijuana possession following Austin City Council’s resolution last month, which stopped funding the Austin Police Department to test whether a substance is marijuana or hemp.
Jester Mail Center delays package pick ups due to increase in shipments
February 2, 2020
Students can expect delays on early semester shipments due to an increase in packages at the Jester Mail Center.
UT-Austin restricts undergraduate travel to China due to coronavirus outbreak
January 29, 2020
The University added China to its UT Restricted Regions list Wednesday, barring undergraduates from traveling to the country, Texas Global announced in an email.
Austin Police Department hosts first free gun surrender event
January 28, 2020
The Austin Police Department hosted its first free gun surrender event on Tuesday, allowing community members to dispose of their guns safely without any questions or paperwork.
UTPD records consistently fast response times last semester
January 28, 2020
The UT Police Department holds some of the quickest call response times in Austin, UTPD executive officer Chris Bonnet said.
UTPD emergency detainments increase
January 22, 2020
In the last seven days, the UT Police Department has performed six emergency detentions without warrant, according to the UTPD daily crime log. An emergency detention occurs when a police officer has reason to believe an individual poses a risk to themselves or those around them from issues related to mental illness and takes them into custody, according to the Health and Safety Code Title 7.
SafeHorns competes for prize money to build police call boxes in West Campus
January 20, 2020
SafeHorns, a nonprofit UT safety advocacy program, entered to win the $10,000 grand prize from Tiff’s Treats 21st Anniversary charity competition to contribute to their goal of building six police call boxes in West Campus.
311 app now allows cyclists to report parking obstructions in bike lanes
January 20, 2020
The Austin 311 mobile app now allows cyclists to report bike lane parking violations directly through the app.
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.