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Panelists (left to right) Tina Alexander, Taylor Payne, and Kim Watts discuss student mental health on Feb. 2, 2024 in UTC 3.104.

Panelists discuss mental health in Black community in honor of Black History Month

Sowmya Sridhar, News General Reporter February 28, 2024

The UT Student Government Mental Health Agency hosted a panel centering on mental health in the Black community in honor of Black History Month on Monday.  Tina Alexander, a counseling and community...

UT senior research fellow awarded Time100 Impact Award

UT senior research fellow awarded Time100 Impact Award

Melanie Faz, General News Reporter February 28, 2024

A UT senior research fellow won the prestigious TIME100 Impact Award on Feb. 11 for her work in AI governance.  Kay Firth-Butterfield was one of four recipients of the 2024 TIME100 Impact Award. The...

Makayla Gray, a teacher at Bertha Sadler Means Young Women’s Leadership Academy, speaks during the panel, Celebrating Black History Month: A Snapshot of Black Education in Austin. The event was put on by the College of Education and discussed efforts to improve equality in Austin education.

Leaders in education community come together to celebrate Black influence on Austin education

Mara Ramazanoglu, General News Reporter February 28, 2024

In celebration of Black History Month, the College of Education hosted a panel of Black faculty, students and education leaders in the Austin community to share their contributions to Austin education...

UT study discovers treatment to curb growth of deadly cancer

UT study discovers treatment to curb growth of deadly cancer

Caroline McConnico, General News Reporter February 28, 2024

UT scientists have discovered how the growth of  a deadly form of leukemia could be controlled in a study published on Feb. 13. The study, published in Cell Metabolism, details a possible treatment...

People swim in Barton Creek on Monday.

Barton Springs lifeguard fights to name bathhouse after civil rights activist

Pili Saravia, Senior News Reporter February 28, 2024

The Austin Parks and Recreation Department unanimously voted to name the Barton Springs bathhouse after civil rights activist Joan Means Khabele on Monday. This item will now move to the City Council...

Singer audreyisarose performs at an ATX Parties for Palestine rave on Saturday. Proceeds from the event will go to helping a Palestinian family evacuate Gaza.

‘Put it toward Palestine’: Austin rave for Palestine fundraises to evacuate family from Gaza

Eden Shamy, General News Reporter February 27, 2024

ATX Parties for Palestine raised $2,587 at its rave on Saturday to help evacuate a Palestinian family from the Gaza Strip, the creator of the initiative said.  The South Austin rave featured local...

The UT Tower on September 4, 2023.

Tower to undergo $70 million renovation project

Naina Srivastava, Senior News Reporter February 27, 2024

The UT Tower will undergo its first-ever renovation following the UT System Board of Regents approval of a $70 million project at its meeting on Feb. 21.  The project is set to begin construction in...

Austin area air quality no longer up to standards, according to new EPA regulations

Austin area air quality no longer up to standards, according to new EPA regulations

Ren Leija, Senior News Reporter February 26, 2024

The Environmental Protection Agency released new, stricter air pollution standards — now ruling that the Austin area no longer meets acceptable air quality levels.  The update is the first change...

Dr. Stephen Hursting, a professor of nutrition at UNC Chapel Hill, speaks at the Food for Thought panel on Feb 22, 2024.

Lecture discusses the relationship between nutrition and cancer

Jaelyn Rodriguez, General News Reporter February 25, 2024

Rows of guests filled the Union's Shirley Bird Perry Ballroom on Feb. 22 to learn about the link between nutrition and cancer’s development and progression. Held by the Department of Nutritional Sciences,...

Moderator Leland Murphy, a UT graduate student and Youth Organizing Fellow with Americans United for Separation of Church and State, guides a discussion between Ash Hall of the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas, Zohaib Qadri, Austin City Council Member and Rick McClatchy from Americans United of San Antonio about Texas Senate Bill 763 allowing public schools to employ or accept as volunteers chaplains.

Panel discusses the protection of separation of church and state in Texas public schools

Erika Pernis, General News Reporter February 24, 2024

Community members convened at a panel at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs on Friday to discuss the importance of separation of church and state in Texas public schools. The panel, “Chaplains...

Students worry about timeliness and consistency of UTPD incident alert system

Students worry about timeliness and consistency of UTPD incident alert system

Olivia Dilley and Angela Santos February 23, 2024

English sophomore Maddox Michener’s West Campus apartment on the night of Feb. 4, he watched police cars pile up on the street but did not receive any official information until morning. “Someone...

Esperanza Community in Austin, Texas on Thursday Feb. 22, 2024.

TxDOT purchases land that could double capacity of Esperanza Community shelter for the unhoused community

Olivia Dilley, Senior News Reporter February 23, 2024

The Texas Department of Transportation acquired seven additional acres for the expansion of an East Austin shelter for the unhoused community, potentially doubling its space, according to a Feb. 8 press...

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