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Students raise concerns for campus turtle population amid record low temperatures

Students raise concerns for campus turtle population amid record low temperatures

Caroline McConnico, General News Reporter January 31, 2024

Earlier this month, many UT students expressed concern for the on-campus turtle population as Austin experienced below-freezing temperatures.  During an arctic blast, students found the turtles absent...

Statistics and data science freshmen Rishida Saquib and Madison Rudkin eat dinner at Kins Dining on Jan. 29, 2024. Kins Dining, Jester City Limits and J2 Dining all received makeovers over winter break.

UHD changes dining hall furniture, met with mixed student reactions

Naina Srivastava, Senior News Reporter January 29, 2024

All three campus dining halls received a makeover during winter break to “enhance the dining experience for the campus community,” a University Housing and Dining spokesperson said.  UHD decided...

Students recall their journeys through past 100+ days of violence in Israel, Palestine

Students recall their journeys through past 100+ days of violence in Israel, Palestine

Maryam Ahmed, Senior News Reporter January 29, 2024

In the 100 days since the Oct. 7 Hamas attack and Israel’s subsequent invasion of Gaza, Arab, Muslim and Jewish students said the ongoing conflict has taken a toll on their mental health, exacerbated...

Littlefield Patio Cafe, Cypress Bend Cafe to extend hours of operation

Littlefield Patio Cafe, Cypress Bend Cafe to extend hours of operation

Emma Nguyen, General News Reporter January 28, 2024

Littlefield Patio Cafe and Cypress Bend Cafe are extending their weekday and weekend hours of operation beginning Monday to give students another space on campus to study and dine at. Littlefield Patio...

Artists, students hope to restart 23rd Street Artists Market after years of safety, construction risks

Artists, students hope to restart 23rd Street Artists Market after years of safety, construction risks

Olivia Dilley, Senior News Reporter January 25, 2024

Starting in the 1970s, students could pass a thriving artists’ market nestled between what is now Dollar Slice Club and convenience store and coffee shop Foxtrot. Even in June of 2018, a Google Street...

Dell Medical School keeps its campus green, receives platinum Green Grounds Certification

Dell Medical School keeps its campus green, receives platinum Green Grounds Certification

Caroline McConnico, General News Reporter January 21, 2024

Dell Medical School received the highest level Green Grounds Certification for eliminating synthetic pesticide and fertilizer use on its campus.  The Platinum Certification comes from Re:wild Your...

Division of Diversity and Community Engagement renamed amid SB 17 changes

Division of Diversity and Community Engagement renamed amid SB 17 changes

Ren Leija, Senior News Reporter January 18, 2024

The Division of Campus and Community Engagement changed its name to comply with Senate Bill 17, which went into effect on Jan. 1 and prohibits all diversity, equity and inclusion mandatory trainings, offices...

UT alumni create petition advocating for former instructor to leave Gaza

UT alumni create petition advocating for former instructor to leave Gaza

Maryam Ahmed, Senior News Reporter January 18, 2024

A UT alumnus started a petition — which now has almost 1,500 signatures — on Dec. 29, advocating for the approval of a humanitarian visa application for a former UT instructor currently stuck in Gaza. After...

Students walk out of the former Multicultural Education Center on Jan. 18.

Multicultural Engagement Center closes because of Senate Bill 17

Naina Srivastava, Senior News Reporter January 18, 2024

In compliance with Senate Bill 17, UT’s Multicultural Engagement Center closed on Jan. 1 after decades of serving students. SB 17 prohibits diversity, equity and inclusion offices at all Texas public...

UTSG announces changes due to Senate Bill 17

UTSG announces changes due to Senate Bill 17

Naina Srivastava, Senior News Reporter January 18, 2024

Student Government announced changes it made in its language, strategic partners and agencies Wednesday to comply with Senate Bill 17, which prohibits diversity, equity and inclusion offices, mandatory...

The Texan’s how-to guide to navigating the new, shorter FAFSA

The Texan’s how-to guide to navigating the new, shorter FAFSA

Ren Leija, Senior News Reporter January 15, 2024

A new, shorter version of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form launched on Dec. 31. The FAFSA form helps determine a student’s eligibility for aid, including packages such as scholarships,...

 A student walks past the William C. Powers, Jr. Student Activity Center courtyard on Jan. 15.

Gender and Sexuality Center closes, replaced by Women’s Community Center

Naina Srivastava, Senior News Reporter January 15, 2024

The Women’s Community Center replaced the Gender and Sexuality Center on Jan. 1 to comply with Senate Bill 17, which prohibits diversity, equity and inclusion offices and practices at all Texas public...

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