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Proposed legislative bills would make suing student grounds for faculty tenure revocation

Proposed legislative bills would make suing student grounds for faculty tenure revocation

Skye Seipp April 23, 2021
State lawmakers are considering two bills this legislative session that would change how tenured professors are evaluated and what can cause revocation of tenure. 
What to know about Proposition B on the May 1 ballot

What to know about Proposition B on the May 1 ballot

Tori Duff April 23, 2021
Austin voters will cast their ballot on eight different propositions May 1, including Proposition B, which would reinstate the camping ban for Austin’s unhoused population.
5 years after murder of Haruka Weiser, students, parents, faculty evaluate UT’s public safety response

5 years after murder of Haruka Weiser, students, parents, faculty evaluate UT’s public safety response

Tori Duff and Ivy Fowler April 23, 2021
In the five years following the murder of freshman Haruka Weiser, UT has increased safety measures on and off campus to reduce crime risk. However, some advocates say additional steps could be taken to improve student safety.
UT System continues to support with military despite student calls to divest

UT System continues to support with military despite student calls to divest

Kevin Vu April 23, 2021
The UT System has received equipment from the Department of Defense for 10 years through the 1033 Program, which gives leftover equipment to law enforcement.
UT Health Austin research to identify common questions about rare cardiac disease

UT Health Austin research to identify common questions about rare cardiac disease

Kevin Vu April 21, 2021

UT researchers will begin studies to identify and answer questions about a rare heart defect that can trigger cardiac death during exercise or sports in young people next week. The disease has put families...

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Longhorn Band members must play ‘The Eyes of Texas’

Skye Seipp April 21, 2021

The Longhorn Band will continue to be required to play “The Eyes of Texas,” according to a Butler School of Music news release. Another, currently unnamed band that will not play the alma mater or...

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UT-Austin now offers walk-up COVID-19 vaccinations every weekday

Skye Seipp April 21, 2021

Walk-up COVID-19 vaccine appointments are now available every weekday from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. until 3 p.m. for students, faculty, staff and members of the Austin community at Gregory...

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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,...