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Protest, vigil for Daunte Wright held at UT Tower

Skye Seipp April 15, 2021

TW: Discussions of police brutality, murder Editor’s Note: One source within this story is identified using their first name only due to fear of repercussions for protesting police violence. UT...

UT School of Nursing launches vaccine programs for underserved Austin communities

UT School of Nursing launches vaccine programs for underserved Austin communities

Kevin Vu April 14, 2021

The School of Nursing launched two vaccination delivery programs in March that provide vaccines to underserved Austin communities.  The two programs, Vaccine Administration Mobile Operations (VAMOS)...

UT researchers receive COVID-19 vaccine manufactured using their research

UT researchers receive COVID-19 vaccine manufactured using their research

Anastasia Goodwin April 14, 2021

Daniel Wrapp religiously refreshed his spam folder every two hours before he finally got an email from UT Health Austin to book his first vaccine appointment.  “I made the first available appointment...

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UT Austin Portugal Program launches podcast to bridge gap between science, business

Kaushiki Roy April 14, 2021

The UT Austin Portugal Program launched its first podcast on March 31 to help raise awareness about the connections between science and business.  Cross Talks, a monthly podcast, focuses on scientific...

Orientation directors, advisers prepare for second virtual orientation

Orientation directors, advisers prepare for second virtual orientation

Payton Reeves April 14, 2021

New Student Services is preparing for another virtual welcome this summer for incoming freshmen and transfer Longhorns. After the pandemic forced orientation online last year less than 10 weeks out...

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...

UT-Austin researchers work to protect historic Mexican American cemetery

UT-Austin researchers work to protect historic Mexican American cemetery

Rebecca Saborio April 13, 2021

Two UT architecture graduate students are currently working to preserve a century-old Mexican American burial land with a largely undocumented, Indigenous history. After developing their community research...

UT-Austin students who received their first COVID-19 vaccine outside of UT are unable to receive their second dose on campus

UT-Austin students who received their first COVID-19 vaccine outside of UT are unable to receive their second dose on campus

Samantha Greyson April 13, 2021

Biology junior Courtney Bui said she had to drive three hours Tuesday to receive her second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine since UT would not administer it to her because she received her first dose in an...

UT-Austin think tank helps offer courses for small business owners in the Permian Basin

UT-Austin think tank helps offer courses for small business owners in the Permian Basin

Katy Nelson April 12, 2021
The IC2 Institute, a UT-Austin think tank, and the University of Texas-Permian Basin are collaborating to aid local entrepreneurs and small business owners who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Biden administration continues postponement of student loan debt payments for graduates

Biden administration continues postponement of student loan debt payments for graduates

Sheryl Lawrence April 12, 2021
Current students and alumni will not have interest accumulating on their public student loans and alumni can defer payment until at least Sept. 30 due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
UT Senate of College Councils passed legislation to increase pass/fail options, awaiting approval from Student Government, Graduate Student Assembly

UT Senate of College Councils passed legislation to increase pass/fail options, awaiting approval from Student Government, Graduate Student Assembly

Sheryl Lawrence April 12, 2021
The Senate of College Councils passed legislation Thursday calling on the University to increase the limit of COVID-19 pass/fail exceptions from three to six due to Winter Storm Uri. 
Senate approves new pass/fail legislation

Senate approves new pass/fail legislation

Sheryl Lawrence April 9, 2021

The Senate of College Councils passed legislation Thursday calling on the University to increase the limit of COVID-19 pass/fail exceptions from three to six due to Winter Storm Uri.  The legislation...