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13 people, including current, former UT-Austin students, charged with drug trafficking in West Campus
December 4, 2020
Of the 13 defendants, eight are former or current UT-Austin students, including business, chemistry, mathematics and psychology majors. At the press conference, investigators said sales were over $1 million.
UT-Austin prepares for COVID-19 vaccine distribution, has no plans to make it a requirement
December 2, 2020
Jonathan Robb, director of the Office of Emergency Preparedness, said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has stated that health care personnel and long-term care facility workers will be the first to get vaccines. He said UT’s plan will follow the CDC’s guidelines when distributing vaccines.
UT-Austin increases rent at 3 University-owned apartment complexes by 41%
November 26, 2020
A Tenant Advisory Board said in an email that some students will no longer find the housing to be affordable with the rent hike.
UT-Austin has spent over 80% less on paper since March compared to past 2 years
November 24, 2020
Since the pandemic forced classes online, UT spent a little over $195,000 on paper in 2020 from March to October. The University spent over $1 million over the same months in 2018 and 2019.
UT-Austin sees increases in Pell Grant recipients
November 11, 2020
This year’s freshman class enrolled one of the highest percentages of Pell Grants awardees ever, according to a UT News press release from Oct. 29.
Ballots cast in Travis County jumps by 125,000 in 2020 election compared to 2016
November 4, 2020
Even though Texas will most likely still be at the bottom of the list in terms of state voter turnouts, Texas’ voter turnout has increased, said Joshua Blank, director of research for the Texas Politics Project
New 30-story student living apartment set to open in 2022, offer affordable housing
October 30, 2020
Waterloo will be one of the tallest buildings in the area at 320 feet, making it taller than both the UT Tower and the Texas State Capitol.
‘The world is still out there:’ New COLA series offers virtual vacations for students to learn about languages, cultures
October 21, 2020
The College of Liberal Arts started offering a virtual vacation series Oct. 13 for students to learn about new languages and cultures despite the pandemic. The last sessions will be held Oct. 22.
Nontraditional students face additional challenges with online classes
October 7, 2020
Nontraditional students returning to school often face different challenges than traditional students. This semester, nontraditional students may face additional challenges with online classes.
UT-Austin community members mourn death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
September 30, 2020
Anika Shah, a government sophomore and co-director of SG’s Women’s Resource Agency, said Ginsburg served as an inspiration for her to pursue law as a career
Rewrite Not Reclaim student movement starts petition to replace ‘The Eyes of Texas’
September 28, 2020
“The Eyes of Texas” was first sung in 1903 at a minstrel show where white performers sung it in blackface.
UT-Austin Energy Symposium lecture addresses challenges of becoming carbon-free
September 15, 2020
Sustainability scientist Ellen Stechel discussed how the transition to a carbon neutral world will require the blending of science, engineering, politics and economics.