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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,...

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.