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The UT Tower on May 10, 2024.

UT professors join lawsuit against Biden administration

Matthew Gomez, General News Reporter June 10, 2024

Two UT professors joined Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s lawsuit against President Joe Biden and his administration last month over the expansion of Title IX protections.  The education department...

From left, Assistant Professors of Sociology Tony Cheng of Duke University, Samantha Simon of the University of Arizona, and Michael Sierra-Arévalo of the University of Texas at Austin spoke at a policing discussion panel held at UTs William C. Powers, Jr. Student Activity Center on April 15, 2024.

Sociology professors discuss violence of policing during panel

Chloe Robinson, General News Reporter April 16, 2024

Three professors discussed the relationship between sociology, violence and police organizations at an April 15 panel.  Michael Sierra-Arévalo, an assistant professor of sociology at UT and the author...

White House recognizes UT’s opioid overdose prevention program

White House recognizes UT’s opioid overdose prevention program

Melanie Faz, General News Reporter March 22, 2024

The Biden-Harris administration issued a nationwide challenge for better opioid overdose prevention efforts on March 13 and highlighted UT’s Operation Naloxone as an organization tackling the opioid...

Senate Bill 4 temporarily paused by federal judge

Senate Bill 4 temporarily paused by federal judge

Ren Leija, Senior News Reporter March 8, 2024

The United States Supreme Court temporarily blocked a state law allowing police to prosecute and arrest people suspected of crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally from going into effect on Monday.  The...

UT Campus the day of the freeze on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022.

Congressman introduces bill that would connect Texas’ electrical grid to the rest of the US

Olivia Dilley, Senior News Reporter March 1, 2024

Congressman Greg Casar introduced a bill this February that would connect the Texas power grid to the rest of the country. The Connect the Grid Act, which Casar said is co-sponsored by most of the Texas...

General Philippe Lavigne, the Supreme Allied Commander Transformation to NATO speaks at the NATO and the Future of American Security Conference in the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center on Tuesday.

NATO conference discusses future of American security

Jaelyn Rodriguez, General News Reporter February 12, 2024

Dozens of guests filled the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center on Feb. 6. to attend the first installment of the 2024 NATO Washington Summit Campaign put on by the Transatlantic Security Initiative to examine...

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 30, 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...

Recent polls suggest growing gap between Democrats, Republicans

Recent polls suggest growing gap between Democrats, Republicans

Olivia Dilley, General News Reporter November 29, 2023

A recent poll found more Texans felt the country was headed in the wrong direction, according to the Texas Politics Project, a unit of the College of Liberal Arts at the University. Of those surveyed,...

Christina Diaz, an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Rice University, spoke at Patton Hall on her ongoing research over the debate of whether indignity and legal status is associated with health.

Rice professor speaks on the health advantages of Latin American immigrants

Mara Ramazanoglu, General News Reporter November 29, 2023

Christina Diaz, an assistant sociology professor at Rice University, shared explanations of why the Hispanic immigrant population has overall better health outcomes than other United States foreign populations...

American Airlines to cut 21 routes from Austin Airport in 2024

American Airlines to cut 21 routes from Austin Airport in 2024

Caroline McConnico, General News Reporter November 14, 2023

American Airlines plans to cut 21 nonstop routes from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in 2024. Six of the canceled flights are international and 15 are domestic. Among the canceled routes, 13...

New student-led initiative aims to promote safety amid national increase in Islamophobia

New student-led initiative aims to promote safety amid national increase in Islamophobia

Emma Nguyen, General News Reporter November 9, 2023

The Muslim Students’ Association partnered with the Muslim fraternity Alpha Lambda Mu to launch a new safety initiative on Oct. 20, providing students with a way to request an escort to walk them safely...

Appeals court says history professor’s lawsuit claiming retaliation for racial disparity report can move forward

Appeals court says history professor’s lawsuit claiming retaliation for racial disparity report can move forward

Mason Rouser, Senior News Reporter October 23, 2023

A lawsuit filed by a University history professor can proceed, despite a previous ruling siding with the University, said the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on Oct. 5. In the spring of 2018, history...

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