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Process to internally transfer can be an ‘uphill battle’ for undeclared students
May 9, 2019
Grade point average requirements for internal transfer admissions can pose a challenge to students such as those enrolled in the School of Undergraduate Studies, which had the lowest average GPA of all the colleges at UT during the 2018-2019 school year
UT Austin alumna explains how she graduated from college without any debt
May 2, 2019
Recently, UT alumna Shama Hyder made a Twitter thread where she explained to her 45,000 followers how she graduated from UT without any debt.
Study finds women experience concussions at twice as much as men in Quidditch, but UT is an exception
April 22, 2019
The Texas Quidditch team became national champions for the fourth time at the US Quidditch Cup 12 tournament in Round Rock earlier this month. However, as Quidditch becomes a more established sport, NPR reported last week that the potential for injury in the sport is becoming more apparent
Hispanic faculty found to be underrepresented, underpaid
April 18, 2019
Hispanic professors at UT are the lowest paid faculty and have often been excluded from higher positions, according to an ongoing committee analysis.
UT creates new website for off campus living resources
April 11, 2019
The University’s New Student Services division launched a website this month to provide students with resources they might need for off-campus living, such as roommate agreement templates and budgeting worksheets.
Venezuelan student receives international grant to fund last semester in college
April 4, 2019
Santiago Castellanos, an international student from Barquisimeto, Venezuela, recently received a grant from the Institute of International Education to pay for his final semester at UT. The institute is a nonprofit organization focusing on providing aid for international students.
Members of the UT community say obtaining Hispanic-Serving Institution status would benefit students and the University
March 28, 2019
This school year, the Council for Racial and Ethnic Equity and Diversity — which advises the Provost on how to recruit and retain diverse faculty — is focusing on studying the status of Hispanics at UT and is looking into the possibility of UT becoming a Hispanic-Serving Institution.
University Health Services saw a 50 percent decrease in flu cases this season
March 14, 2019
University Health Services has recorded 292 flu cases this season — just under half the number of cases it saw during the 2017–18 flu season.
Cancer research center funds continued efforts for tobacco-free University of Texas
March 6, 2019
In 2012, the institute required all entities receiving funding to implement tobacco-free policies. The same year, UT adopted its tobacco-free campus policy, banning the use of all forms of tobacco, including cigarettes, cigars, hookahs and e-cigarettes.
Draylen Mason remembered through music fellowship
February 15, 2019
Nearly one year after the death of Draylen Mason, the Austin Soundwaves music program announced its first class of Draylen Mason Fellows.
Artist Genevieve Gaignard wants her art to speak to different identities
January 30, 2019
Genevieve Gaignard, a Los Angeles-based artist, spoke Wednesday morning about how her work was influenced by her identity as a biracial woman.
McCombs to showcase how IT program will make business systems more efficient
January 31, 2018
Blockchain, a relatively new information technology program being used by businesses, will be the focus of an upcoming McCombs School of Business event showcasing how the program will make business systems more efficient.