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Crime

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After increase in burglaries near campus, Dobie management warns students to be more diligent about locking doors

Mikaela Cannizzo March 8, 2016

Four burglaries occurred on Feb. 26 at Dobie Twenty21, a private dorm near campus, according to the Austin Police Department. Shortly after these burglaries were reported, Dobie management sent...

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PTS urges caution after citing rise in bike thefts

Zach Lyons March 8, 2016

Citing a rise in bike theft among the UT community, Parking and Transportation Services is urging students to take precautions to prevent their bikes from being stolen. According to APD crime records,...

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University encourages students to network on campus to avoid extremism

Mikaela Cannizzo March 4, 2016

Groups of violent extremists attempt to recruit teenagers and young adults who show signs of vulnerability, according to an interactive FBI website shared by the University of Texas Police Department on...

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Vigil held for three black, Muslim Indiana men

Anusha Lalani March 3, 2016

Candles illuminated the steps of the UT tower as approximately 50 people gathered to mourn the loss of three black and Muslim men, Adam Mekki, Mohamedtaha Omar and Muhannad Tairab, who were shot, execution-style,...

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UTPD warns against performing skating tricks on campus

Mikaela Cannizzo March 3, 2016

Skating to class is a popular form of transportation among students, but recent UTPD reports of criminal mischief involving skateboards warn students to only use their boards in permitted contexts.  While...

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Self-defense classes offered on campus this week help empower women

Mikaela Cannizzo March 1, 2016

Students gathered at The University of Texas Police Department on Monday evening for the first class of a three-day course aimed at teaching women self-defense techniques and risk-reduction strategies.   The...

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Two men arrested in connection with racially motivated attack in West Campus

Mikaela Cannizzo February 29, 2016

Police arrested two Caucasian men for allegedly throwing bottles and yelling racial slurs at a black UT student between Leon and West 25th Streets. According to an arrest affidavit, the victim called...

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Disregarding stop signs, other violations likely to result in citations for bikers

Mikaela Cannizzo February 24, 2016

Disregarding stop signs is the most common bike violation on campus and results in the most citations for biking incidents per year, according to UTPD.  According to bicycle citations records,...

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Fenves releases decision on Campus Carry

Mikaela Cannizzo February 17, 2016

President Gregory Fenves notified the University of his decision regarding the policies for campus carry legislation via email Wednesday morning. After communicating with the Campus Carry Working Group...

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UTPD addresses frequency of iPhone theft

Mikaela Cannizzo February 17, 2016

A sense of security on campus along with convenience may encourage students to leave their belongings unattended, but UTPD officer William Pieper said theft on campus is a reality students should be prepared...

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Homeless population contributes to increase in West Campus K2-related arrests

Mikaela Cannizzo February 16, 2016

An increase in incidents involving K2, an illegal drug also referred to as synthetic marijuana, has resulted in more West Campus arrests within the past few weeks, according to the University of Texas...

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Austin community reflects on police brutality after David Joseph shooting

Mikaela Cannizzo February 15, 2016

The national conversation surrounding police brutality and racism continued last week when a black officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in North Austin. In response to the shooting,...

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