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14 people injured after mass shooting in downtown Austin, 1 deceased, 1 in critical condition, 2 arrested

Sheryl Lawrence, News Reporter June 12, 2021

Content warning: This article contains discussions of gun violence and death. Editor’s note: This article does not contain a description of the suspect because information currently made available...

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UT Internal Communications provide plans for summer, fall 2021

Kevin Vu June 11, 2021

UT will return to 100% occupancy in classrooms and labs for the fall semester with the help of vaccinations and continued testing, according to an email from internal communications to the UT community...

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Graduate students discuss insurance plan changes at Board of Regents meeting

Sheryl Lawrence May 5, 2021

The graduate student-led organization, Underpaid at UT, spoke at the UT System Board of Regents meeting Wednesday to address changes in their health insurance that will be in effect Sept. 1. Student...

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UT will begin distributing the latest COVID-19 student emergency funds in the next week

Skye Seipp April 29, 2021

UT-Austin will distribute the latest COVID-19 student emergency funds to some eligible students in the next week, according to the Texas One Stop webpage.  The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund...

Orange-White Spring Game gives fans first opportunity to see Sarkisian’s program in action

Orange-White Spring Game gives fans first opportunity to see Sarkisian’s program in action

Carter Yates April 24, 2021

The west end of Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium was packed nearly shoulder to shoulder Saturday afternoon as eager Longhorns fans waited anxiously for their questions about the new-look Texas football...

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Longhorn Band members must play ‘The Eyes of Texas’

Skye Seipp April 21, 2021

The Longhorn Band will continue to be required to play “The Eyes of Texas,” according to a Butler School of Music news release. Another, currently unnamed band that will not play the alma mater or...

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UT-Austin now offers walk-up COVID-19 vaccinations every weekday

Skye Seipp April 21, 2021

Walk-up COVID-19 vaccine appointments are now available every weekday from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. until 3 p.m. for students, faculty, staff and members of the Austin community at Gregory...

Students hold protest demanding justice for those killed by police brutality

Students hold protest demanding justice for those killed by police brutality

Tori Duff April 19, 2021

Editor’s Note: Two sources within this story, Andrea and J, are identified using false names due to fear of repercussions for protesting police violence.  TW: Discussions of police brutality Student...

Shooting leaves 3 dead near The Arboretum, suspect arrested Monday morning

Shooting leaves 3 dead near The Arboretum, suspect arrested Monday morning

Tori Duff April 18, 2021
Three people were pronounced dead after the Austin Police Department responded to reports of an active shooter at Great Hills Trail and Rain Creek Parkway on Sunday afternoon.
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UT Health Austin distributes 100,000 vaccinations, lifts research operation restrictions, plans for 2021 fall semester

Sheryl Lawrence April 15, 2021

UT Health Austin said they hope to offer vaccinations to all UT community members by July after distributing over 100,000 vaccinations, UT President Jay Hartzell said Thursday in a message to the UT community....

UT-Austin administration working on changes to academic calendar

UT-Austin administration working on changes to academic calendar

Sheryl Lawrence April 13, 2021

UT may introduce shorter semesters and extend Thanksgiving break as the University administration works on changes to the academic calendar to meet updated federal aid and Texas Higher Education Coordinating...

New emails reveal more UT-Austin donors who threatened to withhold donations amid “The Eyes of Texas” controversy

New emails reveal more UT-Austin donors who threatened to withhold donations amid “The Eyes of Texas” controversy

Samantha Greyson April 6, 2021
Over 500 new emails from powerful and wealthy UT donors calling for the University to keep “The Eyes of Texas” as the school song were uncovered by The Texas Tribune on April 1.