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UT-Austin seniors share graduation day stresses

Rebecca Saborio April 20, 2021

UT senior Athulya Rajakumar said she hoped the weeks leading up to graduation would be an exciting time but instead found herself frustrated by the lack of information, which made it hard to plan how her...

UTPD hosts training to educate officers on gender-diverse identities

UTPD hosts training to educate officers on gender-diverse identities

Tori Duff April 20, 2021

The University of Texas Police Department held a transgender awareness training early this month to educate officers on recognizing gender identities and on the history of hate crimes towards gender-diverse...

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...

City officials and community advocates release plan to house 3,000 unsheltered residents by 2024

City officials and community advocates release plan to house 3,000 unsheltered residents by 2024

Tori Duff April 19, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the April 16 issue of The Daily Texan. The Summit to Address Unsheltered Homelessness in Austin released a report Thursday detailing a plan to house 3,000...

Approximately half of UT undergraduates received honors last semester

Approximately half of UT undergraduates received honors last semester

Skye Seipp April 19, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the April 16 issue of The Daily Texan. About half of all UT undergraduates finished fall 2020 with honors, an increase from the previous four semesters,...

UT-Austin COVID-19 committee “cautiously optimistic” next semester will be in-person

UT-Austin COVID-19 committee “cautiously optimistic” next semester will be in-person

Skye Seipp April 19, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the April 16 issue of The Daily Texan. The fall 2020 course schedule shows more than 90% of classes will be in person, and UT will not require students,...

UT senate passes resolution making standardized tests optional

UT senate passes resolution making standardized tests optional

Sheryl Lawrence April 19, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the April 16 issue of The Daily Texan. The Senate of College Councils passed a resolution on Thursday urging the Office of Admissions to make standardized...

Bass Concert Hall undergoes $3 million renovations

Bass Concert Hall undergoes $3 million renovations

Lauren Womack April 18, 2021
By May, Texas Performing Arts will complete $3 million worth of renovations on Bass Concert Hall, Austin’s largest performing arts venue.
Students Organizing for Support coalition stages weekly sit-in at tower to improve mental health resources in memory of Towhid family

Students Organizing for Support coalition stages weekly sit-in at tower to improve mental health resources in memory of Towhid family

Tori Duff and Samantha Greyson April 18, 2021
About 15 students displayed signs with phrases such as, “Stop putting mental health on the back burner” in front of the tower Friday afternoon to advocate for better mental health infrastructure at UT in memory of the Towhid family.
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.
Students discuss mental health resources at UT

Students discuss mental health resources at UT

Sheryl Lawrence April 16, 2021

TW: Discussion surrounding mental health. To report concerning behavior or ask for advice, students can call the Behavior Concerns and COVID-19 Advice Line at 512-232-5050. Students can also contact the...

UT-Austin College of Natural Sciences unveils 2021 visualizing science competition Winners

UT-Austin College of Natural Sciences unveils 2021 visualizing science competition Winners

Nicole Gomez April 16, 2021

A team of College of Natural Sciences researchers won the Visualizing Science 2021 competition for their image depicting how cerebellum mutations cause Ataxia-Telangiectasia, a neurodegenerative disorder,...