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UT-Austin think tank helps offer courses for small business owners in the Permian Basin

UT-Austin think tank helps offer courses for small business owners in the Permian Basin

Katy Nelson April 12, 2021
The IC2 Institute, a UT-Austin think tank, and the University of Texas-Permian Basin are collaborating to aid local entrepreneurs and small business owners who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Biden administration continues postponement of student loan debt payments for graduates

Biden administration continues postponement of student loan debt payments for graduates

Sheryl Lawrence April 12, 2021
Current students and alumni will not have interest accumulating on their public student loans and alumni can defer payment until at least Sept. 30 due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
UT Senate of College Councils passed legislation to increase pass/fail options, awaiting approval from Student Government, Graduate Student Assembly

UT Senate of College Councils passed legislation to increase pass/fail options, awaiting approval from Student Government, Graduate Student Assembly

Sheryl Lawrence April 12, 2021
The Senate of College Councils passed legislation Thursday calling on the University to increase the limit of COVID-19 pass/fail exceptions from three to six due to Winter Storm Uri. 
Commentary co-authored by UT faculty highlights inaccessible substance use disorder treatment during Winter Storm Uri

Commentary co-authored by UT faculty highlights inaccessible substance use disorder treatment during Winter Storm Uri

Kiernan McCormick April 9, 2021

Winter Storm Uri prevented individuals with substance use disorders, specifically opioid use disorders, from receiving proper treatment, according to a piece published in the National Academy of Medicine...

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Former UT-Austin student died by suicide after killing family members

Tori Duff April 9, 2021
Trigger Warning: This story contains details of a suicide and descriptions of suicidal thoughts and ideology. This story also discusses depression, self-harm, mental illness and gun violence.
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Third COVID-19 variant detected on UT-Austin campus

Samantha Greyson April 8, 2021

The University identified a third and potentially more contagious variant of COVID-19 on campus, according to a letter sent on Wednesday to the UT community.  The University has detected one case of...

UT-Austin department of Asian Studies to receive funding to strengthen Taiwan studies program

UT-Austin department of Asian Studies to receive funding to strengthen Taiwan studies program

Kevin Vu April 7, 2021
The University’s Center for Taiwan Studies, founded last month, will provide nearly $1 million through a five-year grant to fund educational opportunities focused on Taiwanese study.
Two UT-Austin teams advance to next phase of NASA competition

Two UT-Austin teams advance to next phase of NASA competition

Katy Nelson April 7, 2021
Two teams from UT advanced to the next phase of a NASA competition in which teams present their work on expanding human space exploration.
UT-Austin International Student and Scholar Services’ recommendation to file employment document by hand frustrates students

UT-Austin International Student and Scholar Services’ recommendation to file employment document by hand frustrates students

Rebecca Saborio April 6, 2021

When UT alumnus Prakshi Malik applied to obtain an immigrant work authorization last semester, she did not hear back about her status for nearly three months, which prevented her from employment that put...

UT-Austin will change default insurance plan for graduate student employees in fall 2021

UT-Austin will change default insurance plan for graduate student employees in fall 2021

Samantha Greyson April 6, 2021

Graduate student Didi Gardner said in the summer she lost insurance coverage for a month under UT SELECT, which forced her to find other ways to treat her Type 1 diabetes. Now, Gardner won’t have to...

Students experience disruptions to Wi-Fi during largely online semester

Students experience disruptions to Wi-Fi during largely online semester

Claire Stevens April 6, 2021

Adyson De La Torre, physical culture and sports sophomore, has experienced disruptions to her internet connection several times a week since the winter stor “Ever since the storm, (even though) it’s...

City of Austin begins search for new police chief

City of Austin begins search for new police chief

Tori Duff April 6, 2021
Following last summer’s national protests and confrontation with racism and police brutality, some community activists are looking toward confirming a new Austin Police Department chief from outside the department.