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COVID-19 impacts students’ study abroad plans
August 14, 2020
The international relations and global studies major has a study abroad requirement, and some IRG students are facing uncertainty and program cancellations because of COVID-19.
Students react to being asked to quarantine prior to campus return
August 9, 2020
Before returning to campus, the University is asking students to quarantine themselves for 14 days and to use the Protect Texas Together app to track their symptoms, according to a July 29 email from UT Interim President Jay Hartzell. Here is what students think.
UT-Austin holds student focus groups to discuss fall reopening plans
July 21, 2020
The University recently held several focus groups to get student feedback on fall reopening plans, including intentions to return to campus.
Texas Advance Commitment covers both incoming, current students despite misunderstanding
July 18, 2020
Student organization University Democrats created the petition late last month, calling for the commitment to cover both current and incoming students. However, University spokesperson J.B. Bird said this has always been the case.
UT students voice concerns about fall reopening plan
July 13, 2020
Some students have expressed frustrations with UT’s fall reopening plan, specifically regarding the cost of tuition, online learning and double-occupancy rooms in residence halls.
Texas 4000 completes annual bike ride virtually due to COVID-19
July 5, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic threw the riders’ plans off course — they could no longer participate in the cross-country ride. But, instead of canceling the event, organizers decided to make the trek virtual.
UT-Austin announces plans for campus operations, residence halls this fall
June 29, 2020
UT announced more details of its reopening plan Monday, including online, hybrid and in-person classes, mostly double-occupancy rooms in residence halls and a new app for COVID-19 symptom screening.
Small UT groups raise money during Black Lives Matter movement
June 27, 2020
The UT Pre-Optometry Professional Society is just one of several small campus groups currently fundraising and spreading information and resources during the Black Lives Matter movement
Students, faculty, staff will receive disciplinary action for face mask violations
June 20, 2020
Students, faculty and staff who refuse to wear face masks inside University buildings this fall will face disciplinary action, and the UT Police Department will handle noncompliant visitors, head of academic planning Art Markman said.
Wildflower Center employee tests positive for COVID-19, UT says
June 10, 2020
An employee at the University’s Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center tested positive for COVID-19 while another displayed symptoms for the virus. The symptomatic employee has been tested for the virus and is waiting for results.
Couture at home: Textiles and apparel students find new ways to celebrate collections
May 17, 2020
The UT Fashion show gives students a platform to share their collections with people across the country. But because of the coronavirus pandemic, the garments did not see the runway as scheduled.
Students, not soldiers: A look into UT-Austin's student veteran community
March 5, 2020
After serving five years in the Navy, Axton Vorpahl is now studying civil engineering at UT, where he has found a community of other student veterans.
3 UT employees receive Texas Parents Staff Merit Award
February 2, 2020
Andrew Mendoza said when his boss called him into her office, he figured there was a problem they needed to solve. Instead, he received news that he had won a Texas Parents Staff Merit Award.
WalletHub study names Austin best college town in US
January 21, 2020
Austin took first place in a study of the best college towns and cities in the United States last month.
Dorm prices increase due to renovation, maintenance and labor costs
September 2, 2019
Dorm prices increased by hundreds of dollars this year to help cover the costs of renovation projects, maintenance needs and other expenses.
Some housing requires full August rent despite late move in
August 27, 2019
At many West Campus apartments, students often pay rent for all of August despite not being allowed to move in until the last couple weeks of the month. 2400 Nueces property manager Laura Bales said charging rent as such “is a very common practice.”
Senate president’s resolution on incomplete grades passes in Faculty Council
May 9, 2019
“Could you just not handle it?”
Initium Magazine hopes to bridge gap between science and art at College of Natural Sciences
May 2, 2019
Public health freshmen Joshua Lattao and Neha Dronamraju hope to bridge the gap between science and art within the College of Natural Sciences with their new literary and arts publication Initium Magazine.
UT students work hard, network, make lifelong friends at Disney College Program
May 1, 2019
The program is held at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland and allows students to work in the parks and resorts as paid cast members.
Students struggle to find, use microwaves at UT Austin
April 25, 2019
Half an hour. That’s how long Laura Souto once waited to use a microwave.
Student Government passes legislation supporting apology to Wallace Hall, permanently establishing Gender Inclusivity Coalition
April 24, 2019
The assembly resolution, proposed April 9, encourages SG to apologize to Hall, who investigated UT’s admissions procedures and served on the UT System Board of Regents from 2011 to 2017.
Student Government passes resolution for ‘difficult dialogues’ Faculty Council task force
April 16, 2019
A previous resolution by the Liberal Arts Council, which recommended adding sensitive content disclosures to syllabi, served as the inspiration for the assembly resolution. The previous resolution, also co-authored by McEntee, was taken to Faculty Council in December and met with concern about the loss of academic freedom.
Senate passes resolution supporting course schedule removal of professors who violate sexual misconduct policies
April 12, 2019
Members of the Senate of College Councils fast-tracked and passed a resolution Thursday evening that supports removing English associate professor Coleman Hutchison from this fall’s course schedule.
Student Government members propose legislation supporting apology to Wallace Hall
April 10, 2019
Hall served on the UT System Board of Regents from 2011 to 2017. The Daily Texan reported in 2015 that during his time as a regent, Hall looked into the University’s admission procedures by making costly requests for more than 800,000 pages of documents.
Ivanova, Lee elected Senate president, vice president
April 4, 2019
Elena Ivanova and Katherine Lee were named president and vice president of the Senate of College Councils in a special election Thursday evening.
Senior campaigns for RLM name change of jurassic proportions
April 3, 2019
The movement calls for the building to be renamed after Ian Malcolm, a UT mathematician from “Jurassic Park.”
113th Student Government Assembly holds first meeting
April 3, 2019
Members voted in elections for a variety of positions, including speaker of the assembly and financial affairs committee chair.
SG Supreme Court hears complaint concerning passing procedure for recent controversial bill
March 31, 2019
A Student Government Supreme Court hearing took place Sunday evening regarding Assembly Bill 16, which SG passed last Tuesday to establish Multicultural Engagement Center representatives. Government junior Connor Vanden Hoek filed a complaint about the passing procedure for the bill authored by deputy director Trip Davis, among others. Vanden Hoek is requesting the bill be declared unconstitutional.
Liberal Arts Council, supporters push for resolution hearing by Faculty Council
March 28, 2019
For a little over a year, the Liberal Arts Council has been crafting and attempting to implement a resolution supporting the addition of sensitive content disclosures to professors’ syllabi. The disclosures would not be required and would warn students of when or during which topics sexual assault discussions would take place. Students would still be responsible for coursework assigned on that date, and attendance policies would not be adjusted to accommodate the student.
Student Government approves adding MEC representatives to improve diversity, support for former student
March 27, 2019
Assembly Bill 16 will create a pilot program for Multicultural Engagement Center representatives. When proposed on March 5, the bill said two seats would be given to each of the six agencies within the Center, though this was changed to one seat per agency.
New meal plan, dining hall hours set for next year
March 11, 2019
The plan will allow students to visit Kinsolving Dining and Jester 2nd Floor Dining as many times as they wish during operating hours. Dining director Rene Rodriguez said the plan is meant to reduce food insecurity.
Camron Goodman, Amie Jean named student body president, vice president by overwhelming majority of students
March 8, 2019
Of the 5,637 students who voted in the student body president and vice president race, 67.36 percent ranked Goodman and Jean as their first-choice candidates. Another 27.16 percent of students ranked Izzy Fanucci and Elena Ivanova as their first-choice.
Goodman-Jean executive alliance campaign fined for financial, worker list violations
March 6, 2019
Just hours after voting closed in the 2019 Student Government election, the Election Supervisory Board fined the Goodman-Jean campaign for campaign worker and financial disclosure violations.
Student Government proposes MEC representatives, support for metal detectors at Darrell K Royal
March 6, 2019
According to Assembly Bill 16, a pilot program would give every agency from the MEC, including Afrikan American Affairs, Latinx Community Affairs and Students for Equity and Diversity, two seats in the 113th Student Government assembly.
Peace Corps Prep Certificate officially launches at UT
February 26, 2019
A launch event this evening will mark the official arrival of the Peace Corps Prep Certificate program at UT and help students learn about service abroad.
Student Government swears in new Supreme Court Justice, presents legislation supporting Instapoll
February 26, 2019
Student Government proposed legislation supporting Instapoll in classrooms and approved a new Supreme Court Justice during a meeting Tuesday night.
Fanucci-Ivanova, Goodman-Jean participate in Student Government candidate debate
February 26, 2019
The Fanucci-Ivanova and Goodman-Jean executive alliances took the stage in the Student Activity Center Monday night for a debate on topics ranging from sexual assault to free speech.
Executive alliance candidates Lavelle, Krishnan are ‘here to have a good time’
February 20, 2019
Through a TikTok account, customized berets and a collaborative Google document, executive alliance candidates Michaela Lavelle and Anilya Krishnan said they want to have fun with their campaign and make students laugh.
Student Government approves resolution supporting adoption of the Chicago Statement free speech standards
February 20, 2019
Liberal arts representative Lillian Bonin said the Chicago Statement is “not a legal document” but “an aspirational piece” describing free speech on college campuses. Currently, there is a lawsuit against UT by advocacy organization Speech First preventing a free speech policy change.
Goodman, Jean executive alliance campaign want a ‘UT led by you’
February 19, 2019
Finance seniors Camron Goodman and Amie Jean said they strive to make their campaign for student body president and vice president — which features the slogan “UT led by you” — one that belongs to their peers.
Memorial bike ride honors cyclist killed near stadium
February 14, 2019
On the sidewalk near Gate 7 of Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, directly across from the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center, stands a white bike locked to a pole and adorned with artificial flowers. A laminated paper attached to the bike reads, “In Memory of Anthony John Diaz.”
Bike safety pushed, support for financial literacy programs approved at Student Government meeting
February 13, 2019
Students pushed for improved bike safety measures at a Student Government meeting Tuesday night with the proposal of Assembly Resolution 13.
FIG, TrIG mentor classes to feature consent education
February 12, 2019
In order to teach incoming students about consent and healthy relationships, classes for First-Year Interest Group and Transfer-Year Interest Group mentors will include consent education starting this semester.
UT, A&M students working to bring back rivalry football game
February 7, 2019
In recent weeks, students at UT and Texas A&M University have forged an alliance in the name of football rivalry.
Student Government discusses Title IX policies, financial literacy programs
February 5, 2019
Ian McEntee, Academic Affairs Policy co-director, said DeVos’s changes included a limited definition of harassment that would result in further underreporting and a requirement that Title IX violations occur on campus. 87 percent of filed Title IX incidents took place off campus, McEntee said.
Professor emeritus Ian Hancock named Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire
February 5, 2019
Connections between his Romani culture and the languages of other dispersed groups of people helped spark Ian Hancock’s interest in his two main fields of study.
New single transferable voting system to be used in spring student elections
January 29, 2019
This spring’s campus-wide student elections will rely on a new voting system approved by Student Government last February.
Texas Aging and Longevity Center to focus on aging of different populations
January 24, 2019
It’s in with the old at UT as the Texas Aging and Longevity Center kicks off today with an event at Patton Hall.
Student Government aims to promote accessibility, inclusivity through new initiatives
January 24, 2019
In an effort to make the organization more inclusive and accessible, the Student Government opened Longhorn Legislative Aide to transfer students, pinpointed an area for a potential new reflection space, and began to plan new election programming.
New College of Liberal Arts dean Ann Huff Stevens to assume role this July
January 21, 2019
The College of Liberal Arts has named Ann Huff Stevens as its new dean, effective this July.
Withholding personal information, meeting in public protects students using dating apps
November 29, 2018
Cat Kline said there is a lot of stigma surrounding dating apps, and occasionally for good reason. After all, it was just last month a person she connected with on the Badoo app tried to pressure her into having sex.
Fusion Belly Dance Club challenges stereotypes, promotes body positivity
November 28, 2018
Belly dance, a Middle Eastern art form, is often associated with seductive body rolling and hip shaking, but the new Fusion Belly Dance Club aims to challenge this stereotype.
Moisture, seasonal pattern change facilitate heavy rain in fall months
November 19, 2018
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, a weather data collection site, recorded 15.7 inches of rain during September and October. That marks the seventh-highest rainfall total for the two months since records began in 1942, state climatologist John Nielsen-Gammon said.
UT-Austin Moody College celebrates 5-year anniversary of its naming
November 13, 2018
This month marked the five-year anniversary of the Moody Foundation’s $50 million donation to the Moody College of Communication.
Malnutrition: The other side of the 'freshman 15'
November 8, 2018
Unhealthy weight loss does not seem to be advertised as heavily as the “freshman 15,” but cases are not isolated.
Hey, Curious Campus: Is the Church of Scientology just under construction or is it leaving the Drag?
October 31, 2018
When one of our readers asked us, “Is the Church of Scientology just under construction, or is something else going to be there?” we looked into it as part of Curious Campus, our series where we answer reader-submitted questions every week.
Peace Corps Prep Certificate program coming to UT-Austin
October 31, 2018
The Peace Corps Prep certificate program is coming to UT in January and will help students take courses relevant to the service group.
UT's volunteering abroad programs offer unique look at culture
October 17, 2018
Christina Lopez is one of many students who chose to volunteer rather than study abroad. Lopez’s trip to Colombia was coordinated through AIESEC, a student-run organization focused on student leadership.
UT students complete 2019-20 FAFSA
October 9, 2018
When filling out FAFSA, students are applying for six types of federal financial aid: grants, loans, military service, tax benefits, state aid and work-study.
UT freshman creates fashion brand with message of African beauty
October 9, 2018
As a child, Joyce Munia Kabwe felt shame about her foreign middle name. Now, she uses it as the moniker of her fashion brand.
Landmarks, UT’s public art program, celebrates 10 years
September 30, 2018
From a contorted clock knot to a circle of concrete columns, Landmarks has provided public art to the UT campus for 10 years and now boasts 41 pieces.
New student-run business delivers grilled cheese sandwiches straight to your door
September 24, 2018
GORT’S Grilled Cheese, created by Rithwik Pattikonda, Trevor Fu and Ashwin Suresh, takes orders through Google Forms sent on GroupMe and is named after the app’s security bot.
Faculty brainstorms Walter Cronkite Plaza redesign at town hall meeting
September 20, 2018
Communications faculty members expressed their visions for a revamped, collaboration-friendly Walter Cronkite Plaza during a Wednesday meeting and brainstorming session at the Belo Center for New Media.