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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.
Students, advocates speak out about slow lighting improvements in West Campus
February 21, 2021
Local safety organizations and UT students are frustrated by the city’s lack of communication about when West Campus lighting improvements will occur to increase safety amid rising crime rates.
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.
Austin City Council votes to separate forensics lab from APD jurisdiction
February 11, 2021
APD’s budget will transfer $11.9 million and 86 full-time positions in the lab to the Forensic Science Department to support the change.
Austin City Council approves purchase of new hotel to house people experiencing homelessness
February 9, 2021
On Thursday, Austin City Council voted to purchase Candlewood Suites to house people experiencing homelessness a week after approving the purchase of another hotel.
Gov. Abbott continues opposing defunding police, threatens to withhold city funding
February 8, 2021
Gov. Greg Abbott is pushing for the Texas Legislature to create laws penalizing cities who reallocate funds away from the police.
RecSports expands intramural opportunities for spring semester
January 29, 2021
RecSports will not begin in-person activities until Feb. 1, following the University’s guidance for a two week period of online-only instruction.
In-person campus tours to resume for spring semester with social distancing guidelines in place
January 24, 2021
The Office of Admissions will resume in-person campus tours starting Feb. 1 on a limited basis, in addition to current virtual options.
UT-Austin announces graduation dates for classes of 2020, 2021
January 19, 2021
The University also announced that it has been designated as a vaccine hub.
UT-Austin’s Counseling and Mental Health Center expands aid to out-of-state students through new partnership
December 2, 2020
UT’s Counseling and Mental Health Center has rolled out new services to out-of-state and out-of-country students to improve accessibility to mental health resources for students not on campus in the future.
UT-Austin researchers develop new communication chip to overcome poor signals in bad weather
November 20, 2020
The research team is working to develop the chip based on the Air Force’s needs for their communications system.
UT students unable to vote absentee, frustrated that ballots never arrived
November 9, 2020
Texas also does not have a system for online voter registration or online requests for absentee ballots like some other states, such as Colorado and Oregon.
UT-Austin students combat anxiety while using online proctoring software
November 9, 2020
Some students say using online proctoring programs can add a new layer of stress to exams, causing them to worry about “appearing” to be cheating.
Students launch businesses after quarantine, online classes create more flexible schedules
October 18, 2020
Some students have used their time at home during COVID-19 as an opportunity to launch new businesses based on their hobbies and passions.
Architect Liz Ogbu discusses how design must not be complacent in spatial injustice
October 7, 2020
Liz Ogbu, founder and principal of architectural design practice Studio O, said architects must fight for justice and consider the way their designs impact underprivileged communities in her lecture “Design in the Apocalypse” Wednesday.
UT-Austin students stay active during pandemic with at-home workouts, RecSports services
September 30, 2020
Since getting to class has changed from commuting to campus to simply opening a laptop, it’s been more challenging for students to stay physically active while stuck at home.
Performance students prepare for online performances, practice in new spaces
September 20, 2020
Department of Theatre and Dance leadership said the 2020-21 Texas Theatre and Dance season will hold all productions over Vimeo to provide safe performance opportunities, according to an email that was sent to department faculty on Aug. 24 and obtained by the Daily Texan.
Spring Break Oasis promotes healthy ways to de-stress over break
March 11, 2020
To help relieve stress from the midterm season, students gathered at the William C. Powers, Jr. Student Activity Center on Wednesday for a mini oasis of activities and blow-up palm trees.
Harvard historian talks new documentary, Reconstruction
March 3, 2020
Filmmaker and historian Henry Louis Gates Jr. discussed his new documentary on the Black struggle for rights during Reconstruction on Tuesday with a public affairs professor.
Scholars discuss immigrant hardships in ‘Immigration and Imagination’ lecture
February 25, 2020
In a lecture geared toward first-year students Tuesday evening, scholars discussed the realities of immigrant life in America and encouraged people to show empathy toward immigrants.
UT-Austin students celebrate Black accomplishments in STEM with festival
February 16, 2020
Students attended the second annual Black Excellence in STEM Festival on Friday to celebrate diversity and success of Black people in STEM fields.
Texas Theme Park Engineering Group discusses new attractions ahead of Engineers Week
February 11, 2020
The Texas Theme Park Engineering Group met Monday to go over new amusement park attractions opening around the world in 2020 and discuss the upcoming Engineers Week on campus.
New UT display ‘Interface Architecture’ shows push toward AI
February 3, 2020
Using artificial intelligence and augmented reality, the School of Architecture revealed Monday a gallery of projector screens that feature a simulation of infinitely tall city block designs.