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Pro-Palestine encampment set up on South Mall, over 40 protesters arrested

Pro-Palestine encampment set up on South Mall, over 40 protesters arrested

Naina Srivastava, Senior News Reporter April 29, 2024

Law enforcement arrested at least 43 protesters on Monday after students formed an encampment in support of Palestine on the South Mall lawn. The encampment began at approximately 12:45 p.m. with over...

165 UT faculty sign letter to Hartzell, condemn University’s response to pro-Palestine protest

165 UT faculty sign letter to Hartzell, condemn University’s response to pro-Palestine protest

Naina Srivastava, Senior News Reporter April 26, 2024

In an open letter addressed to President Jay Hartzell on Friday, 165 faculty members condemned  the University’s use of a “heavy police intervention” at Wednesday’s pro-Palestine protest and the...

Faculty join students in front of Main Mall to protest yesterdays arrests and the ongoing violence in Gaza. They also called on President Jay Hartzell to resign.

Faculty protest student arrests in front of Tower, call for Hartzell resignation

Sarah Brager, Mason Rouser April 25, 2024

Nearly 1000 faculty and students gathered in front of the UT Tower today to protest at least 57 arrests made Wednesday, when law enforcement in riot gear attempted to shut down a pro-Palestine protest...

Law enforcement channels protesters past Sutton Hall on Wednesday during the pro-Palestine protest.

Students, faculty, law enforcement clash at pro-Palestine protest

Ren Leija, Naina Srivastava, and Maryam Ahmed April 24, 2024

UPDATE: The number of confirmed arrests is now 57, according to the Travis County Sheriff's office, as of 10:30 a.m. Thursday morning. Hundreds of protesters chanted “free Palestine” and “off...

Hundreds of UT Austin students, faculty gather on campus for pro-Palestine protest

Hundreds of UT Austin students, faculty gather on campus for pro-Palestine protest

Ren Leija, Senior News Reporter April 24, 2024

Hundreds of students and faculty are gathered on Main Mall to protest the Israel-Hamas war and call for the University to divest from weapons manufacturing. The protest, organized by Austin’s...

Senior public relations major Simi Sodipe stands outside the William C. Powers Student Activity Center on Monday.

Semester of SB 17: Student leader navigates loss of community spaces

Meredith Roberts, General Projects Reporter April 22, 2024

Editor’s Note: The implementation of Senate Bill 17 meant the loss of diversity, equity and inclusion offices, positions and resources throughout campus. The Texan’s projects department reached out...

A person bikes on Guadalupe Street on April 17, 2024.

City of Austin bans parking in bike lanes, provides extra enforcement

Aaron Sullivan, Senior News Reporter April 22, 2024

The Austin City Council ratified a resolution on April 4 banning parking cars in bike lanes, along with approving enforcement of it through new means and equipment. The resolution specifically directs...

Quarterback Arch Manning throws during the Orange vs. White spring game on April 20, 2024.

Arch Manning’s big day spoiled by Team Orange in annual Orange-White matchup

JT Bowen, Senior Sports Reporter April 20, 2024

Despite a dazzling showing from redshirt freshman quarterback Arch Manning, Team White couldn’t get the job done, falling to Team Orange at Texas’ annual Orange-White Spring Game. Though boasting...

Junior Sabina Zeynalova hits the ball during singles play against Oklahoma on March 3, 2024.

Texas women’s tennis defeats Oklahoma, heads to final round of Big 12 tournament

Anna Ambrose, General Sports Reporter April 20, 2024

Texas women’s tennis triumphed over Red River rival Oklahoma 4-2 Friday night in the semifinals of the Big 12 Tournament in Stillwater, Oklahoma.  The Longhorns defeated the Sooners for the second...

Tona Southards Naranjo, the mother of a former TDCJ inmate who passed away in prison due to heat, stands in front of the 85 to Stay Alive prison cell simulation outside the Harry Ransom Center on April 17, 2024.

‘85 to Stay Alive’ exhibit demonstrates importance of humane prison conditions

Tyler Pullum and Paisley Garza April 18, 2024

Content warning: This story contains mentions of death and inhumane treatment in prisons. When Tona Southards Naranjo’s son, Jon Southards, first went to prison, she didn’t understand the conditions...

Sergio Torres-Peralta, food policy coordinator for the Austin Office of Sustainability, discusses the proposed Austin/Travis County Food Plan with UT students and Austin residents on April 10, 2024. Workshop participants spoke about expanding access to nutritious and culturally relevant food and wrote suggestions on sticky notes.

Students, staff provide input on Austin-Travis County food plan

Mara Ramazanoglu, General News Reporter April 15, 2024

The Student Government’s Food Security Agency hosted an inter-collegiate session on April 10 to review the goals and strategies of the Austin/Travis County Food Plan, which the city says is the first...

No. 4 Texas celebrates its seniors and its final regular season Big 12 conference title

No. 4 Texas celebrates its seniors and its final regular season Big 12 conference title

Ryan Hopper, General Sports Reporter April 13, 2024

Celebrating its six seniors on senior day, No.4 Texas prevailed in a 7-0 sweep over No. 37 Baylor at the Texas Tennis Center on Saturday afternoon to win the outright Big 12 regular season title for the...

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