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UT Senate of College Councils passes legislation to change cultural diversity flag requirements
March 5, 2021
The Senate of College Councils passed legislation to change the requirements for classes that fulfill the Cultural Diversity Flag requirement during their general assembly Thursday. The legislation will be sent to the University administration and the Faculty Council, and the committee will work with them for implementation.
Student body president debate focuses on transparency, increasing CMHC access and addressing food insecurity
March 4, 2021
Candidates for the 2021-2022 student body president and vice president discussed key points of their campaigns at the Student Government debate Monday evening.
Students dissatisfied with UT’s emergency preparedness communication amid inclement weather
March 4, 2021
While UT officials and offices prepared for the recent winter storm, some students felt communication and emergency resources were lacking.
UT System financials relatively stable despite COVID-19 pandemic
February 28, 2021
The Daily Texan broke down where the System’s revenue is coming from, how much the UT System spent in fiscal year 2020 and how revenues and expenses compare to previous years using data presented in the UT System Board of Regents’ Feb. 24 and 25 meeting agenda.
What resources are available on campus after the winter storm?
February 25, 2021
Despite this week’s higher temperatures, Austin is still reeling from the effects of last week’s inclement weather, which caused widespread power and water outages.
Boil water notice lifted for UT-Austin main campus, West Campus, parts of North Campus
February 22, 2021
The University’s main campus is no longer under a boil water notice, according to the emergency messages page. Austin Water lifted the boil water notice Monday morning for the Central Pressure Zone, which includes UT’s main campus, West Campus and parts of North Campus.
Austin City Council votes to conduct study to determine tobacco disparities within LGBTQ+ community
February 21, 2021
UT will conduct a community health needs assessment on tobacco use disparities among the LGBTQ+ population in Austin after the Austin City Council voted in favor of the study Feb. 4.
How to navigate the boil water notice and freezing, bursting pipes
February 17, 2021
The Daily Texan has compiled a list of ways to prepare for or address frozen or busted pipes.
Here's what Austin officials are saying about inclement weather
February 16, 2021
The Daily Texan is tracking press briefings held by city and state officials here as the winter storm and power outages continue. To view past coverage of resources available at and around UT, please click here.
Here’s what you need to know about power, water and shelter at and around UT amid severe weather
February 16, 2021
The Texan has compiled and is constantly updating a list of resources and information pertaining to: student emergency housing, financial support and tuition, water at UT, warming centers, campus food options, UTPD’s response to on campus violations, what to expect from classes and professors, power at UT, what’s closed at UT and UHS and CMHC.
Duren Residence Hall evacuated early Tuesday morning due to faulty water flow detector
February 16, 2021
Residents evacuated Duren Residence Hall due to a fire alarm from a faulty water flow detector into below-freezing weather and about 6 inches of snow at 1:47 a.m. Tuesday.
Students face power outages while UT facilities still have power, are available to students
February 15, 2021
Students living off campus continue to face power outages and internet issues amid the winter storm in Texas, but UT-Austin’s main campus still has power.
Student Government spring budget approved, funding remains same amid pandemic while spending decreases
February 14, 2021
The Student Government legislative assembly approved their spring 2021 budget on Feb. 2, including appropriation funds for other student organizations. Spending decreased this year due to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic and a lack of in-person events.
Speakers discuss steps for change at UT during final day of State of Black UT
February 12, 2021
Panelists and keynote speaker Peniel Joseph addressed action the UT community can take to make the University equitable and inclusive for Black students during the third day of State of Black UT.
UT-Austin continues study abroad programs, international travel with restrictions
February 9, 2021
UT is allowing students to study abroad during the spring semester, despite continued national and international travel advisories because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
UT implements inclusive access textbook program, leaving some students confused
January 25, 2021
UT is implementing a pilot program that offers inclusive access to digital course content through the University Co-op this spring, but some students are confused by its rollout.
Austin Public Health officials advise students to avoid travel, wear masks over holidays
November 24, 2020
Dr. Mark Escott, interim Austin-Travis County medical director and health authority, said Travis County residents should abandon all travel for the holidays.
Students express frustration in online class size limits
November 22, 2020
Some students feel online class size limits are unreasonable and are preventing them from registering for classes they need to graduate.
Texas Advance Commitment expansion brings tuition help, confusion to UT-Austin students
November 12, 2020
The Texas Advance Commitment guarantees tuition is covered for students from families with up to $65,000 of adjusted gross income, but it may not show up on a student’s tuition bill.
UHS holds annual flu shot campaign, adapts for COVID-19
November 6, 2020
This year, University Health Services’ flu shot campaign administered 8,093 shots while accommodating social distancing guidelines.
UT-Austin students feel anxious about election in polarized political climate
November 3, 2020
Some students have expressed anxiety about this years’ election results, saying it is one of the most important elections of their lifetime.
UT students struggle to receive timely help from Counseling and Mental Health Center
November 2, 2020
Some students say they have struggled to make timely appointments with the Counseling and Mental Health Center and reach the crisis hotline this semester.
Professors administer midsemester surveys, attempt to make accommodations
October 25, 2020
Some professors administered midsemester surveys to gauge students’ feelings about the semester before making changes to accommodate for current circumstances.
UT-Austin teaching assistants face challenges in online environment
October 19, 2020
TAs are struggling with time management as they try to give students valuable feedback and learn new programs.
UT-Austin Student Government agencies plan to work toward equity for students on campus
September 30, 2020
Student Government agencies added new appointees to their teams last week and are beginning to plan initiatives and events for the year to help and protect marginalized groups on campus.
UT-Austin students struggle to connect to peers virtually from home
September 22, 2020
Some students who chose to stay home have searched for ways to stay connected to their peers socially and academically through social media and First-Year Interest Groups.