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Some students frustrated professors not listed on course schedule

Some students frustrated professors not listed on course schedule

Sheryl Lawrence May 8, 2021

TW: Discussion of sexual harassment When some students registered for classes, they noticed there was no professor listed for the course, causing concerns about safety and class preparedness.  Chemistry...

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...

UT-Austin students form collective to push for increased mental health infrastructure on campus

UT-Austin students form collective to push for increased mental health infrastructure on campus

Samantha Greyson May 7, 2021

Students Organizing for Support formed in early April to organize for better mental health support for students and increased funding for the UT Counseling and Mental Health Center.  The group is composed...

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Spring 2021: Looking Back Looking Forward

The Daily Texan Staff May 7, 2021

The Daily Texan takes a look back at the events of the spring semester and at what’s to come.  Looking Back:  Kiara Kabbara and Ethan Jones were elected student body president and vice president,...

COVID-19 vaccine demand drops around U.S., UT

COVID-19 vaccine demand drops around U.S., UT

Kevin Vu May 7, 2021

The University, along with the rest of the country, is seeing a decrease in demand for the COVID-19 vaccine, with UT vaccine allocations dropping by more than half since March 22, according to state health...

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, system experts break down how money can be spent

Three years after UT System attains second-largest endowment nationwide, system experts break down 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.