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“Boot the Braids” protest emulates similar “Boot the Bell” protest from years ago
April 6, 2016
In 2003, UT students of several organizations joined the “Boot the Bell” campaign by donning tomato suits and chanting in hopes of boycotting Taco Bell for not treating farmworkers humanely.
DHFS looking into adding halal, kosher options to UT dining halls
December 4, 2015
The Division of Housing and Food service recently began looking into halal and kosher options for UT dorm dining halls.
Students react to impending open carry
December 2, 2015
Although campus carry has taken center stage in the University’s discussion of gun legislation, open carry will affect students living off campus much sooner.
Suspect apprehended in downtown shooting
December 1, 2015
A suspect is currently in custody after a shooting that happened in downtown Austin on Monday afternoon in the 500 block of Seventh Street.
Officials identify man found dead in Lady Bird Lake as UT student
November 30, 2015
A man found dead in Lady Bird Lake early Sunday was confirmed Monday evening to be a UT graduate student, according to a statement from UTPD Chief David Carter.
UT policies control campus cat ‘colonies’
November 25, 2015
Some stray and feral animals may have a temporary home on the UT campus.
Seven Student Government representatives resign, citing lack of representation for UT community
November 24, 2015
Seven Student Government representatives resigned this semester in response to allegations that SG is failing to represent the UT student body.
Thanksgiving break to be extended by one day in 2016
November 20, 2015
Thanksgiving break will come early next year, but in exchange, an extra day of classes will be added to the fall semester academic calendar.
SG halts affirmative action resolution
November 18, 2015
A Student Government resolution in support of racial consideration in the holistic admissions process will not hit the floor before the Fisher v. University of Texas case is heard by the Supreme Court on Dec. 9.
Zeta Beta Tau incident not hazing, according to ZBT international headquarters
November 17, 2015
Campus political groups debate campus carry implementation
November 17, 2015
University Democrats and College Republicans faced off on Monday in a debate focused on campus carry.
Dean of Students investigates ZBT for hazing, following anonymous tip
November 16, 2015
Parakeets spotted, removed from UT intramural fields
November 13, 2015
Although the subtropics of South America are thousands of miles from the subtropics of Austin, they have one thing in common — they are home to the green-feathered, yellow-bellied Monk Parakeets.
Survey results show majority of UT community wants sustainability to be high priority
November 13, 2015
Results from a campus-wide survey show that students, faculty and staff largely agree sustainability should be a high priority at UT over the next 15 years.
SURE Walk relaunches with app to follow
November 11, 2015
SURE Walk, a volunteer-based organization that helps students get from campus to their homes at night, relaunched last week and has an app on the way.
SG to host campus carry debate between College Republicans, University Democrats without socialist, libertarian groups
November 9, 2015
The International Socialists Organization and Young Americans for Liberty have once again not initially been invited to take part in a Student Government debate. This debate will be about the implementation of campus carry, while the previous debate was about general political issues.
Urban Outfitters expands, introduces Space 24 Twenty on Guadalupe Street
November 6, 2015
Urban Outfitters on Guadalupe Street reopened its doors for a soft opening Thursday after a little over a week of renovations.
SG unanimously passes resolution in opposition to Safe Campus Act
November 4, 2015
Student Government passed a resolution Tuesday in opposition to a United States House Bill which members said would inhibit universities’ abilities to investigate alleged sexual assaults.
Weekend rains result in flooding in campus buildings, bus
November 2, 2015
Several University buildings and a UT shuttle bus experienced flooding after historic amounts of rainfall in Austin on Friday, according to UT spokeswoman Laurie Lentz.
Flash flood warning issued for Travis County
October 30, 2015
The National Weather Service issued severe thunderstorm, flash flood and tornado warnings for Travis County Friday morning.
Jamba Juice, Whataburger among franchises on Drag that will not serve those wearing masks on Halloween
October 30, 2015
Customers looking to get treated by some franchises on the Drag will not be served if they’re wearing a mask this Halloween.
Undergraduate teaching assistants a possibility for College of Liberal Arts
October 30, 2015
Liberal Arts Council will vote on legislation in support of creating an undergraduate teaching assistant program in the College of Liberal Arts on Tuesday.
Early voting in FAC comparatively lower than other voting locations in Travis County
October 29, 2015
The early voting location at the Flawn Academic Center had one of the lowest voter turnouts from 19 early voting locations in Travis County so far.
SG introduces legislation opposing Safe Campus Act
October 28, 2015
Student Government introduced legislation Tuesday opposing a national bill that would force sexual assault survivors to decide whether to report their assault within 48 hours.
Student/Farmworkers Alliance delivers letter to Fenves, continutes boycott of two on-campus Wendy’s locations
October 27, 2015
UT’s Student/Farmworkers Alliance delivered a letter in protest of the two Wendy’s locations on campus to UT President Gregory Fenves.
University Democrats member starts petition in response to possible Planned Parenthood defunding
October 23, 2015
A member of University Democrats started a petition calling for Texans to stand with Planned Parenthood in response to the program’s removal from the state’s Medicaid program.
Non-binary gendered students have limited options in pronoun choices
October 22, 2015
They, ze, xe and ve are just a few of the pronoun options used by some non-binary gendered people, but none are options not afforded to students when it comes to UT registration and some official school documents.
Sustainability survey sent to university community
October 19, 2015
The Office of Sustainability released a survey to students, faculty and staff on Monday to gather input on the first-ever UT Sustainability Master Plan.
Emotional support animals aid students who live on campus
October 15, 2015
Biology freshman Brady Lee, who lives in Jester West and said his emotional support cockatoo, Alpine — or Al for short — is therapeutic to his social anxiety and depression.
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center's Science Park-Research Division evacuated following Bastrop fires
October 14, 2015
Officials ordered a voluntary evacuation of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Science Park-Research Division after several brush fires were reported in Bastrop County earlier Tuesday.
Student political groups participate in UT debate
October 13, 2015
College Republicans, International Socialists Organization, University Democrats and Young Americans for Liberty faced off in a political debate Monday night that included discussion about campus carry, a popular issue on campus.
Socialist and libertarian student organizations added to political debate
October 12, 2015
Members of the UT libertarian and socialist organizations will participate in the UT student political debate after members affiliated with Young Americans for Liberty convinced organizers to add them to the event.
Professor emeritus says campus carry law will discourage other professors from coming to UT
October 9, 2015
In a recent resignation letter to President Gregory Fenves, a UT professor emeritus said the new campus carry law would diminish the university’s ability to attract new faculty.
UT works to switch from mainframe to cloud based system
October 8, 2015
UT hopes to complete its move from an outdated mainframe system to a modern cloud system by 2020.
Fewer than 30 people attend student-hosted campus carry forum
October 7, 2015
Attendance at the latest campus carry forum Tuesday, hosted by the three legislative student organizations, had an attendance of fewer than 30 people.
Campus food waste significantly decreases from past year
October 6, 2015
The most recent annual projected plate waste accumulated from UT dining halls has gone down from 43.59 tons to a projected 35 tons since fall 2014, according to a study by the Division of Housing and Food Service.
ACL ticket scalping popular on Facebook as ACL Music Festival approaches
October 2, 2015
As the Austin City Limits Music Festival approaches, students are turning to the Internet to resell their tickets and passes for prices often greater than the original amount.
Two rallies converged on Thursday with opposing views on campus carry
October 2, 2015
Two rallies converged in the West Mall area on Thursday, vocalizing differing opinions on campus carry legislation.
SG debates resolution to increase school spirit
September 30, 2015
After long deliberation and debate during a Student Government meeting Tuesday a motion passed in favor of recommitting A.R. 10 — a resolution in support of increased interaction between the student body and Texas Athletics — to committee.
New degree program in College of Fine Arts awaits approval
September 28, 2015
The College of Fine Arts may add a bachelor of science in arts and entertainment technology degree program to their 2016–2018 undergraduate catalog.
Speedway to be reconstructed as pedestrian-mall area
September 25, 2015
The University will begin construction to renovate Speedway as a pedestrian-mall area on Oct. 26.
SG approves resolution supporting food trucks on campus
September 23, 2015
Student Government approved an initiative Tuesday supporting the addition of food trucks to campus.
Faculty Council votes to add two new degree programs
September 22, 2015
UT’s Faculty Council Executive Committee voted Monday to add two new degree programs to the 2016–2018 undergraduate catalog.
Fenves to submit gun rules plan by Dec. 4
September 22, 2015
UT President Gregory Fenves discussed campus carry at his first Faculty Council Executive Committee meeting Monday.
CIA releases previously classified documents about LBJ, JFK
September 17, 2015
CIA director John Brennan and other top officials gathered at the LBJ Library to release 2,500 previously classified presidential briefs that will shed light on decisions made by former President John F. Kennedy and former President Lyndon B. Johnson in the 1960s.
SG to vote on sponsoring annual political debate
September 16, 2015
Student Government will vote next week on A.R. 11 in support of hosting an annual debate between campus political groups.
Petition to designate Hole in the Wall as historical site gains traction
September 14, 2015
A UT professor started a petition Friday to preserve Hole in the Wall as a historical site which has garnered signatures from more than 2,500 people.
UT RecSports, Nike team up to create fitness leaderboard
September 11, 2015
Thanks to a new fitness point system, students will not run out of ways to have some friendly competition, UT RecSports officials said.
Gender-neutral bathrooms stalled due to lack of funding
September 10, 2015
UT has no new plans to put gender-neutral restrooms in already-existing buildings on campus because of a lack of funds, according to Ixchel Rosal, director at the Gender and Sexuality Center.
SG, senate propose joint resolution creating 30-day financial bar grace period
September 8, 2015
Student Government introduced legislation for judicial review on Tuesday supporting a 30-day grace period for clearing financial bars.
Attorney files plea for another hearing in Jefferson Davis statue case
September 8, 2015
Kirk Lyons, an attorney representing The Sons of Confederate Veterans, filed a plea with the U.S. Court of Appeals to set up another hearing at the District Court level in the Jefferson Davis statue case last week.
UT relaunches SafeRide pilot program for fall
September 4, 2015
UT is relaunching Safe Ride as a pilot program because of a lack of funds needed to permanently continue the ride-sharing service for the fall semester.
Student Government proposes more than $100,000 budget
September 2, 2015
The Student Service Budget Committee allotted a total budget of $112,820 for the 2015–2016 UT Student Government.
UT ranks among top 25 healthiest colleges
September 1, 2015
UT ranked as one of the 25 healthiest universities in the U.S., according to Greatist, an online fitness and health startup.
Texas Coffee Traders locations to stay on campus for another year
September 1, 2015
Three Texas Coffee Traders’ campus locations are back for another year after confusion about their ending contract threatened the business’ on-campus locations.
‘Keepers of the Maces’ help maintain UT tradition
August 28, 2015
At UT, the Facilities Services staff doesn’t just maintain campus buildings — they care for a cherished part of UT’s history: ceremonial maces.
Fenves welcomes first class to University at Gone to Texas
August 26, 2015
In front the UT Tower, with “‘19” illuminated through its open windows, UT President Gregory Fenves welcomed his first incoming class since becoming president in June
PCL Learning Commons to offer increased resources to students
August 26, 2015
The new Learning Commons in the Perry-Castañeda will house the University Writing Center, five new learning labs and about 90 graduate and undergraduate employees.
Student Government makes progress on Davis statue, other issues
August 24, 2015
This summer, Student Government made progress on their list of issues to cover, including the removal of the Jefferson Davis statue, a topic that President Xavier Rotnofsky and Vice President Rohit Mandalapu were vocal about when they ran for SG.
PCL to implement 24/5 schedule beginning first day fall semester
August 24, 2015
Starting Wednesday, the Perry-Castañeda Library will begin opening its doors 24 hours a day, five days a week, because of popular demand from students.
Sons of Confederate Veterans' attorney creates GoFundMe page to support effort to keep Davis statue on campus
August 24, 2015
Shortly after filing a lawsuit against the University of Texas, the attorney for the Sons of the Confederate Veterans created a GoFundMe page to garner financial support in their fight to keep the Jefferson Davis statue in the Main Mall.
Blue Bell ice cream unlikely to return to campus
August 24, 2015
Although Blue Bell will return to certain stores around Texas and the U.S. on Aug. 31, the ice cream will not be coming back to the 40 Acres anytime soon, according to Rene Rodriguez, director of food service for the Division of Housing and Food Service.
Center for Identity releases new browser extension to simplify terms of agreement contracts
May 8, 2015
Long paragraphs of borderline incomprehensible text in online terms of agreement contracts will soon be slightly easier to read, thanks to UT’s Center for Identity.
New organization looks to expand number, variety of speakers on campus
May 5, 2015
A new wave of speakers will come to campus thanks to Speak, a new organization that already has a list of high-profile individuals scheduled to speak in the fall, according to the organization’s president.
Mellow Mushroom serves last pizza, closes doors
May 1, 2015
Shortly after the chef rolled the final ball of dough into a pizza, Mellow Mushroom on Guadalupe Street closed its doors for the last time.
Brother of Rodney Reed speaks about Reed's case
April 28, 2015
Despite death row inmate Rodney Reed being granted a stay, the fight for his freedom continues, according to his brother Rodrick Reed, who spoke Monday at a panel about his case.
Secretary of transportation: Technological advancements can boost transportation infrastructure, reduce traffic
April 27, 2015
Anthony Foxx, U.S. secretary of transportation, discussed the future of technology as it relates to transportation in a meeting with UT researchers, faculty, and graduate students Friday.
UT ranked 12th in the nation for NSF fellowship recipients
April 21, 2015
With 35 students receiving the National Science Foundation Fellowship this year, UT was ranked No. 12 in the country for the highest number of recipients.
Panel discusses institutionalized racism at universities
April 20, 2015
In light of several recent investigations into racially insensitive fraternity misconduct around the nation, including one involving the UT Fiji chapter, panelists discussed Friday institutionalized racism at universities.
Rural India is disappearing, according to visiting journalist
April 17, 2015
Rural farming in India is disappearing because farmers typically earn low incomes and suffer from high suicide rates, according to an award-winning journalist who spoke on campus Thursday.
One-hour delivery from Amazon is coming to University area
April 15, 2015
Amazon Prime customers in West Campus can now have items delivered to them in one hour, thanks to the expansion of Prime Now to several Austin zip codes.
'Reparative' LGBT therapy criticized nationally and on campus
April 13, 2015
For some UT students who have gone through the "reparative therapy" process, the experience can be traumatic, according to Joey Hannah, LGBTQ specialist at the University’s Counseling and Mental Health Center.
International Office has protocol in case of attacks on students or staff abroad
April 4, 2015
After a terrorist group killed at least 147 people in Garissa, Kenya, the UT international office was able to quickly ensure that there were no students or UT faculty in the region.
Student group starts petition for free on-campus STD testing petition
April 2, 2015
A UT student organization recently started a petition calling for free access to sexually transmitted disease testing on campus for all students and faculty.
Powdered alcohol approved for sale this summer
March 31, 2015
The U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau recently approved the sale of powdered Alcohol, which is expected to be available to purchase this summer, although possibly not in Texas.
Study: Alcohol advertising does not have a significant impact on alcohol consumption
March 30, 2015
Although American alcohol advertising campaigns are closely monitored and regulated, they do not actually have a significant impact on alcohol consumption, according to research by a UT professor.
Study: Children of undocumented parents report higher anxiety levels, depressive symptoms
March 9, 2015
American-born children of undocumented parents experience elevated levels of anxiety, according to a study conducted by professors from UT’s School of Social Work. If those children’s parents have been detained or deported, they were more likely to report depressive symptoms and emotional problems, the study found.
Personal experiences impact development of religious beliefs, speaker says
March 6, 2015
Many people form their religious beliefs — or choose not to believe in any higher power at all — based primarily on their life experiences, Fahad Tasleem, a sheikh and public speaker, said in an on-campus lecture Thursday.
Facebook adds new suicide prevention feature
March 3, 2015
Facebook added a feature to its website to address suicidal behavior among users.
Jack in the Box on Guadalupe folds under financial strain
February 27, 2015
The Jack in the Box on Guadalupe Street closed its doors for the last time Sunday.
UT sabbatical program helps nonprofits
February 26, 2015
Three local nonprofits will have the opportunity to improve their organizations and increase community outreach through funded research because of grants from a UT Humanities Institute program.
European security institutions need updating, according to panel
February 24, 2015
European security institutions are out-of-date because they have not evolved since the end of the Cold War, according to a panel of lecturers who spoke Monday at the College of Liberal Arts.
Professor discusses search for extraterrestrial life
February 23, 2015
The discovery that nearly all stars have orbiting planets was a major step in the search toward finding worlds similar to ours, according to research professor William Cochran.
Art critic discusses eugenics and modernism
February 19, 2015
During World War II, eugenics, combined with modernism, became a popular notion among progressives, Polish art critic Anda Rottenberg said in a lecture Wednesday.
Blanton Museum bans selfie sticks
February 17, 2015
Many museums prohibit people from using selfie sticks in art exhibits, and the Blanton Museum is no exception, as detailed in an official statement from the museum Monday.
Bacteria could help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, researcher says
February 10, 2015
A strain of cyanobacteria, a bacteria typically found in freshwater, could potentially help lower greenhouse gas emissions, according to postdoctoral researcher and graduate student Jingjie Yu.
Panelists discuss regulation of commercial speech
February 6, 2015
Putting regulations on corporate speech might indirectly threaten private citizens’ right to free speech, according to KUT journalist David Brown, a panelist in a discussion Thursday about limits on commercial speech.
Video game technology could help students better understand math principles
January 28, 2015
Two UT alumnae are using video game technology to help students better understand math concepts.