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Jewish campus organizations — Chabad, Texas Hillel — help students cope with San Diego shooting aftermath
May 7, 2019
Specific security precautions are not shared with the public as a safety measure in order to prevent the centers from being targeted, according to both organizations.
Hey, Curious Capitol: What does the University of Texas' lobbying effort look like?
April 30, 2019
When one of our readers asked us, “What does UT’s lobbying effort look like? How does it compare to other major state public universities?” we looked into it as a part of Curious Capitol, a series where we answer reader-submitted questions.
Texas consent laws could soon cover alcohol use
April 30, 2019
State Rep. Nicole Collier, D-Fort Worth, wants to update the definition of consent to address these incidents. Last Thursday, Collier presented HB 2049 to the Criminal Jurisprudence Committee, a bill that would expand current consent laws by adding several situations under which perpetrators can be charged.
UT gun violence prevention activists open up about harassment
April 23, 2019
House Bill 357, which would allow Texans to openly carry a handgun without a permit, was withdrawn April 5 after a pro-gun activist visited the homes of lawmakers, such as House Speaker Dennis Bonnen, R-Angleton.
Hey, Curious Campus: Why doesn’t UT have more comprehensive sex ed resources?
April 21, 2019
Every UT student completes the sexual assault awareness modules and attends the consent theater performance at orientation. After that, UT does not provide any further mandatory sexual education requirements.
Hey, Curious Campus: Here are quick answers to six of your questions
April 17, 2019
The Daily Texan is committed to providing students with information about what’s happening on the Forty Acres and beyond.
Texas Constitutional Carry bill’s failure at Legislature opens campus gun control debate
April 16, 2019
While many bills fail in the legislative process, this constitutional carry bill highlights the consequences when political advocacy crosses the line.
Speakers discuss representation at TEDxUTAustin conference
April 7, 2019
Speaking to a crowd of about 300 people Saturday, 14 leaders from the UT community delivered presentations for TEDxUTAustin, a localized version of the popular ideas conference.
Hey, Curious Campus: What options do I have for filing my tax returns as a UT student worker?
April 3, 2019
Students earning under $12,000 per year as independents are not required to file taxes. However, if they do decide to file their taxes, students in this income bracket can receive their federal income tax withheld throughout the year.
For World Autism Awareness, this University of Texas lecturer helps her students be better advocates
April 3, 2019
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2018 approximately one in every 59 children were autistic. In Texas, this means approximately 493,000 people have autism, according to the Autism Society of Texas.
UT students channel Austin start-up energy with Varfaj Partners
March 27, 2019
Varfaj was started in 2018 by Austin resident Cameron Zoub and NYU student Steven Schwartz to provide affordable tech-related services to existing businesses, varying from website building to digital marketing.
Hey, Curious Campus: How do we get involved with the legislature and creating policy without having a law degree?
March 14, 2019
Because the laws in this country are supposed to reflect the consensus of the people, the Texas Capitol keeps its doors open to the public so state legislators can hear the grievances of their constituents.
McCombs business students act as Austin IRS
March 8, 2019
Accounting Practicum is a two-part course that teaches students how to be low-income Internal Revenue Service preparers and sends them to six Austin tax centers to file returns.
New H-E-B location benefits tuition costs
March 3, 2019
An agreement between UT Austin and H-E-B to bring the supermarket closer to campus was passed at the UT System Board of Regents meeting last week.
Hey, Curious Capitol: Is medical marijuana moving forward in the legislative session?
February 28, 2019
Amongst other marijuana related legislation this session, SB 90 allows doctors to treat more debilitating and chronic medical conditions such as cancer and post-traumatic stress disorder. Just before the 86th legislative session began, Sen. Menéndez said he wanted to restore doctor’s right to treat these conditions.
Spanish, Portuguese courses roll out hybrid half-online, half in-person classes
February 13, 2019
The department is among a few others that have introduced a half in-class, half online structure in the past two years.
UT graduate student ditches soap
February 3, 2019
In a bar following the Women in Science Writing Summit at MIT in 2014, physics graduate student Suzanne Jacobs talked with a man who stopped showering 15 years ago. David Whitlock, founder of AOBiome, explained to Jacobs the benefits of ditching Dove.
UT alumna Chelsea Collier attributes networking during her college years as number 1 skill
December 5, 2018
Chelsea Collier talked at UT with Food+City about how food systems contribute to the future of urban planning.
Whole Foods, Capital Metro work with Central Texas Food Bank to provide for hungry Texans
December 2, 2018
This past September, the Department of Agriculture reported 14 percent of Texan families are considered food insecure, two percent above the national average. This holiday season, the Central Texas Food Bank has high expectations for their ability to feed hungry Austinites with their fundraiser "Stuff the Bus."
Anti-Semitic incident at UT contributes to rising issue nationwide
November 18, 2018
Last month, 11 Jewish-Americans were murdered in the most deadly attack on Jews in United States history. Still trying to understand why anti-Semitism remains prevalent, government freshman Julia Stern never thought she would be a victim of this hatred, until she was.
Voces Oral History Project highlights issues in Latinx film representation
November 13, 2018
Latinx filmmakers in varying career levels continue to push for a louder Latinx voice in the documentation of American history.
Neil Lazarus speaks on contemporary anti-Semitism at Texas Hillel event
October 31, 2018
“Listen carefully: If you want to fight hatred, whether it’s violent hatred against Muslim immigrants as we saw in Europe, whether it’s violent hatred we saw against Jews in anti-Semitism, part of the way of defeating it has to be creating environments on campus that are tolerant,” Lazarus said.
UT students foster pets during storm, boil notice
October 28, 2018
Animal shelters like Austin Pets Alive! (APA!) and Austin Animal Center blasted their social media accounts, pleading for Austinites to foster their sheltered animals after cyclical rain and flooding.
Texas Farmers’ Market hosts fifth annual Fermentation Festival
October 23, 2018
Billions of living organisms gathered at the Austin Central Library for the Texas Farmers’ Market’s fifth annual Fermentation Festival on Oct. 21. The free event open to the public served as a way for the Texas Farmers’ Market to raise money, support local businesses and educate the public on the fermentation processes.
NYU professor suggests libraries as solution for climate change
October 19, 2018
Eric Klinenberg, a sociology professor at New York University, focused on a path forward from the “burning house” at the College of Liberal Arts’ Difficult Dialogues panel regarding climate change and inequality this past Tuesday.
Young Conservatives of Texas demonstration changes campus conversation on sexual assault
October 16, 2018
Pro-Kavanaugh demonstration creates a platform for sexual assault victims