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West Campus convenience stores, students brace for new Texas tobacco law
August 29, 2019
The legal age to buy tobacco and nicotine products in Texas will rise from 18 to 21 on Sept. 1, and convenience stores surrounding campus are preparing for the new law to take effect.
UT freshman settles with Scottish Rite Dormitory after accusing dorm of discrimination
May 6, 2019
Scottish Rite Dormitory, a private women’s dorm located off-campus, revoked Kaj Baker’s guest privileges last November because dorm administrators said residents felt “uncomfortable” with her sexual orientation, as reported by the The Daily Texan.
UTPD survey will not affect West Campus policing
April 29, 2019
Although 90% of UT community members say they feel safer on campus than off campus, the Austin Police Department said it will not change its approach to safety in West Campus.
Former UT tennis coach pleads guilty in college admissions case
April 24, 2019
Former University of Texas men’s tennis coach Michael Center plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud Wednesday afternoon in federal court.
Former UT swimmer sues Dallas company over contaminated vitamins
April 22, 2019
Attempting to clear her name and collect more than $1 million in damages, former UT swimmer Madisyn Cox filed a lawsuit against a Dallas-based health and wellness company last Monday saying its vitamins are responsible for her failed drug test and suspension from competition.
Nueces Mosque takes steps to stay safe in wake of New Zealand tragedy
April 18, 2019
More than a month after a gunman opened fire on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, Nueces Mosque is continuing to take steps to remain a safe place to worship in West Campus.
Kerbey queso recipe now on moon after Israeli spacecraft Beresheet crashes
April 14, 2019
The Kerbey queso recipe is out of this world — literally.
Austin Police: West Campus burglaries down from last spring
April 10, 2019
APD has recorded 26 burglaries since Jan. 22 in West Campus, which spans from Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to 30th Street and in between Lamar Boulevard and Guadalupe Street. During the same time period last spring, APD reported 41 burglaries.
UTPD puts its foot down on non-criminal disturbances
April 1, 2019
One UT student is no longer allowed to step foot in the Perry-Castañeda Library after UT police say he repeatedly attempted to “take photos of, smell and touch” other students’ feet.
Roundup's long history of racism: What started as a homecoming event now makes many on campus feel unwelcome
March 29, 2019
When Roundup was first advertised as a homecoming event in 1930, the ad read “The Texas Round-Up! Welcomes Each and Every Visitor to the University of Texas Campus.’ However, after decades of racist displays occurring during the event, not everyone feels welcome to attend.
Austin Sobering Center treated extra patients during SXSW, Spring Break
March 28, 2019
During spring break, Austin’s Sobering Center treated 44 people, exceeding their average weekly number of patients by almost 20 percent, according to data from the center.
Hey, Curious Campus: What are the odds of getting picked for Lunch with Fenves?
March 25, 2019
UT spokesperson J.B. Bird said out of 650 to 800 applicants per lunch, the Office of the President invites only 16 students.
With UT, Texas Legislature in session, Austin taking extra steps toward safety during SXSW
March 8, 2019
The last time spring break and SXSW did not align was before 1997, according to UT’s academic calendar archive.
Property tax reform bills could raise tuition at Austin Community College, other institutions
March 6, 2019
Neil Vickers, ACC’s vice president of finance and administration, said the state's proposed 2.5 percent property tax cap could result in increased tuition at ACC, which hasn’t changed in more than five years.
Austin experiences record pedestrian deaths while UT sees zero
February 26, 2019
The University and West Campus did not see any pedestrians hit and killed by vehicles in 2018, but the City of Austin recorded the largest number of pedestrian-traffic fatalities in more than 10 years,according to Austin Police data.
APD launches record reunification effort after stolen phones from ACL recovered
February 21, 2019
The Austin Police Department is attempting to reunite more than 100 stolen phones with people that went to Austin City Limits Weekend One in 2018, according to a press release by APD.
UT launching cybersecurity certificate to meet professional demand
February 20, 2019
UT is launching a Cyber Academy Defense Certificate Program in March, which is designed to prepare students for careers in cybersecurity and satisfy the demand for trained professionals in the field.
Police associations at odds with legislation to decriminalize marijuana
February 13, 2019
Currently, possession of one ounce of marijuana or less is a Class B misdemeanor, resulting in up to 180 days in jail and a $2,000 fine. Under House Bill 63, filed by state Rep. Joe Moody, D-El Paso, possession of this amount would be a civil offense punishable by a maximum fine of $250.
UTPD K9s compete in campus food drive
February 10, 2019
The UT Police Department’s K-9 unit is competing to attract donations in a breakfast-based food drive supporting the campus food pantry UT Outpost.
Texas lawmaker proposes House bill that would open liquor stores on Sundays
February 6, 2019
Texas “blue laws,” enacted in 1961, originally restricted the sale of liquor and 41 other items on Sundays. Since then, the laws have been adjusted to only include liquor stores and car dealerships.
Students could face fines for driving mopeds without licenses
January 31, 2019
For computer science sophomore Jonathan Granier, living life on the edge was part of his daily commute last semester. Granier, who was leasing a moped at the time, drove to his classes without a motorcycle license.
Scooter vandalism in Austin inconveniences students, companies
January 30, 2019
After the deployment of multiple scooter fleets in Austin in the past year alone, scooter-rental companies and students are now voicing concern over the vandalism of electric scooters.
City of Austin preparing to fence off downtown alley to curb crime
January 30, 2019
The alley, which runs through the 700 block of Red River Street and connects to Waller Creek, will be blocked by two 10-foot fences, said Joel Sher, chair of Austin’s Downtown Commission.
Student rewarded with pizza after saving seven bikes
January 27, 2019
UT Police Department officers not only protect and serve the campus community — they also help feed it.
UTPD trains, competes at Crisis Negotiation Competition
January 22, 2019
Several UT Police Department officers received training and competed last week at Texas State University’s annual Crisis Negotiation Competition and Seminar.
New city program helps homeless, cleans parks
December 5, 2018
The homeless population surrounding campus now has an outlet to earn extra cash and find permanent shelter due to a new city program, Workforce First.
Bathroom graffiti impacts UT campus
November 25, 2018
While students sometimes consider graffiti to be a staple of UT bathrooms, other people see it as part of their job requirements.
Former UT students aim to create affordable long-distance transportation
November 14, 2018
Hitch, a long-distance ride-hailing startup founded by two former UT students, is relaunching its operations in early December.
UT Beekeeping Society harvests, sells honey
November 6, 2018
The three-year-old society harvested the honey in mid-October, and prices for bottles have yet to be decided.
UT turtles stay safe, submerged during freezing winter months
October 31, 2018
Students need not fear about the residents of UT’s turtle pond this winter, as the turtles will spend the colder months safe and submerged.
UT senior creates startup for Tesla transportation across Texas
October 25, 2018
Mandeep Patel turned his idea into a reality when he founded ElecTrip last March.
Cops Curb Cannabis at UT
October 10, 2018
Marijuana related arrests and citations issued by the UT Police Department have dropped this year after increasing annually since 2014, records show.
Trump administration's trade causes concern for UT Chinese international students
October 9, 2018
After the Trump administration enacted restrictions on visas for Chinese students in June, it’s still too soon to tell how Chinese international students at UT will be affected.
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu: ‘Being able to see people for who they are’ transcends racism
September 18, 2018
Mitch Landrieu, the former mayor of New Orleans, said Tuesday that America needs to address institutional racism and stress the importance of diversity now more than ever.