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UT-Austin student organizations struggle to fill leadership positions, recruit members

UT-Austin student organizations struggle to fill leadership positions, recruit members

Sheryl Lawrence May 7, 2021
While UT is planning for a “near normal” fall semester, student organizations have had trouble during the past year filling leadership positions and keeping membership numbers and engagement high.
Students call for UT-Austin president to rescind support for 'Liberty Institute' bill, put funding towards students needs

Students call for UT-Austin president to rescind support for ‘Liberty Institute’ bill, put funding towards students needs

Lauren Abel May 7, 2021
Students are calling for University President Jay Hartzell to rescind his support for a Texas State Senate bill which will allocate between $3 million and $6 million sometime between 2022 and 2023 for the development of a campus “Liberty Institute.”
UT-Austin researchers identify microbial organism that helps control greenhouse gases

UT-Austin researchers identify microbial organism that helps control greenhouse gases

Maya Wray May 7, 2021
UT scientists have discovered a previously unidentified group of microbial organisms that can break down dead matter without releasing greenhouse gases. 
Dr. Mark Escott to become city of Austin chief medical officer, Dr. Desmar Walkes for medical director/health authority

Dr. Mark Escott to become city of Austin chief medical officer, Dr. Desmar Walkes for medical director/health authority

Sheryl Lawrence May 7, 2021

Dr. Desmar Walkes will be the city of Austin’s next medical director and health authority after Dr. Mark Escott resigned as interim health authority to become the city of Austin’s chief medical officer.  These...

Texas linebacker Jake Ehlinger found dead off campus Thursday afternoon

Texas linebacker Jake Ehlinger found dead off campus Thursday afternoon

Nathan Han and Skye Seipp May 6, 2021

TW: Discussions of death Sophomore linebacker Jake Ehlinger was found dead near campus Thursday afternoon, according to Austin Police Department officials. APD said they found Ehlinger in the 1200...

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Man loading a gun Zoom bombs UT student org teach-in about racist history of ‘The Eyes of Texas’

Skye Seipp May 6, 2021
A man loading a gun crashed an online meeting hosted by the service organization Texas Orange Jackets discussing the origins of “The Eyes of Texas” on April 29. Members said the violent incident reveals the situation with UT’s alma mater is “higher stakes” than some may think.
UT-Austin nutrition researchers awarded grant to create new digital instruction platform

UT-Austin nutrition researchers awarded grant to create new digital instruction platform

Maya Wray May 6, 2021
A year-long grant from Blue Cross and and Blue Shield of Texas will allow UT nutrition experts to develop a new digital platform that gives local teachers access to outdoor instructional resources, according to an April 16 press release. 
Three years after UT System attains second-largest endowment nationwide, confusion remains on how money can be spent

Three years after UT System attains second-largest endowment nationwide, confusion remains on how money can be spent

Sheryl Lawrence May 6, 2021
In 2018, the UT System endowment fund grew to be the second-largest in the country with about $30 billion in funds. Now, UT System experts have broken down how this money is used and collected.
UT-Austin researchers find new potential to repair blood vessels after stroke

UT-Austin researchers find new potential to repair blood vessels after stroke

Katy Nelson May 6, 2021
Certain common nervous system cells can change their function to facilitate blood vessel repair and recovery after a stroke, potentially paving the way for new brain injury treatments, according to an April 27 study by UT researchers.
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UT-Austin, New York researchers find hepatitis C drugs may improve existing COVID-19 treatments

Claire Stevens May 6, 2021
Drugs approved to treat hepatitis C could boost the efficacy of the only antiviral approved to combat COVID-19 by as much as tenfold when administered together, according to a paper co-authored by a UT researcher.
Dell Medical School’s collaborative program aims to improve access to substance, opioid use disorder treatment in Texas hospitals

Dell Medical School’s collaborative program aims to improve access to substance, opioid use disorder treatment in Texas hospitals

Kiernan McCormick May 6, 2021
A UT program at Dell Medical School is working to bring accessible treatment to people with substance and opioid use disorder during acute hospitalization, or short-term inpatient medical care.
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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...