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

Sheryl Lawrence, News Reporter June 12, 2021

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

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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...

UT maintains current study abroad policies through 2021

UT maintains current study abroad policies through 2021

Kaushiki Roy June 11, 2021

UTs Education Abroad department plans to keep its COVID-19 regulations in place through the end of 2021, according to director Heather Thompson. After the global study abroad program restarted in February,...

UT-Austin study helps City of Austin provide support for homeless population during COVID-19

UT-Austin study helps City of Austin provide support for homeless population during COVID-19

Kevin Vu June 10, 2021

UT-Austin’s COVID-19 Modeling Consortium developed a calculation for the number of isolation beds the city would need for people experiencing homelessness in an epidemic through a study published May...

UT classics professor publishes her experience with harassment in series of articles

UT classics professor publishes her experience with harassment in series of articles

Sheryl‌ ‌Lawrence‌, News Reporter June 6, 2021

Content Warning: This story contains discussion of pedophilia and harassment.  UT associate professor Jennifer Ebbeler started posting articles on Medium last week detailing her experience at the UT...

UT-Austin students join protests against Texas anti-abortion legislation

UT-Austin students join protests against Texas anti-abortion legislation

Marisa Huerta, News Reporter June 6, 2021

Saturday’s protest on the steps of the Texas Capitol saw hundreds of students advocating for reproductive rights in the wake of recent anti-abortion legislation in Texas. On May 16, Gov. Greg Abbott...

Incoming UT freshman Paxton Smith used valedictory speech to speak out against new abortion law

Incoming UT freshman Paxton Smith used valedictory speech to speak out against new abortion law

Sheryl‌ ‌Lawrence‌ ‌, News Reporter June 6, 2021

Paxton Smith ditched her preapproved valedictorian speech to speak out against a new Texas law that bans abortion as early as six weeks or as soon as a heartbeat is detected. Smith called the bill “gut-wrenching”...

Graduate student workers push to delay University health care plan switch 

Graduate student workers push to delay University health care plan switch 

Kaushiki Roy, News Reporter June 6, 2021

Graduate student organization Underpaid at UT drafted an open letter to University administration May 28 in response to the new health care plan for graduate students, Academic Blue.  The new default...

College of Fine Arts appoints first Latino dean

College of Fine Arts appoints first Latino dean

Daniela Roscero Cervantes June 5, 2021
More than two decades after graduating from the UT College of Fine Arts, Ramón H. Rivera-Servera will become the first Latino dean of the College of Fine Arts starting July 1.
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UT President Jay Hartzell provides fall planning update, flexible work arrangements

Sheryl Lawrence June 2, 2021

UT president Jay Hartzell released a fall planning update to the UT community Wednesday with information on flexible work arrangements for the fall. Flexible work arrangements are a variation of where...

Citizens protest new abortion law outside Texas Capitol 

Citizens protest new abortion law outside Texas Capitol 

Sheryl Lawrence May 29, 2021

Protestors gathered outside the Texas Capitol on Saturday in protest of Senate Bill 8, which bans abortions when a heartbeat can be detected. On May 19, Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law one of the most...

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Longhorn Band director retires, Cliff Croomes to become first Black director of Longhorn Band 

Sheryl Lawrence May 19, 2021

Current Longhorn Band Director Scott Hanna is retiring effective May 31. Cliff Croomes will become the 15th director of the Longhorn Band starting June 1 and will be the first Black band director at UT,...