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UT-Austin administration working on changes to academic calendar

UT-Austin administration working on changes to academic calendar

Sheryl Lawrence April 13, 2021

UT may introduce shorter semesters and extend Thanksgiving break as the University administration works on changes to the academic calendar to meet updated federal aid and Texas Higher Education Coordinating...

UT-Austin researchers work to protect historic Mexican American cemetery

UT-Austin researchers work to protect historic Mexican American cemetery

Rebecca Saborio April 13, 2021

Two UT architecture graduate students are currently working to preserve a century-old Mexican American burial land with a largely undocumented, Indigenous history. After developing their community research...

UT-Austin students discuss getting second dose of COVID-19 vaccine

UT-Austin students discuss getting second dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Samantha Greyson April 13, 2021

Biology junior Courtney Bui said she had to drive three hours Tuesday to receive her second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine since UT would not administer it to her because she received her first dose in an...

UT-Austin think tank helps offer courses for small business owners in the Permian Basin

UT-Austin think tank helps offer courses for small business owners in the Permian Basin

Katy Nelson April 12, 2021
The IC2 Institute, a UT-Austin think tank, and the University of Texas-Permian Basin are collaborating to aid local entrepreneurs and small business owners who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Biden administration continues postponement of student loan debt payments for graduates

Biden administration continues postponement of student loan debt payments for graduates

Sheryl Lawrence April 12, 2021
Current students and alumni will not have interest accumulating on their public student loans and alumni can defer payment until at least Sept. 30 due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
UT Senate of College Councils passed legislation to increase pass/fail options, awaiting approval from Student Government, Graduate Student Assembly

UT Senate of College Councils passed legislation to increase pass/fail options, awaiting approval from Student Government, Graduate Student Assembly

Sheryl Lawrence April 12, 2021
The Senate of College Councils passed legislation Thursday calling on the University to increase the limit of COVID-19 pass/fail exceptions from three to six due to Winter Storm Uri. 
Senate approves new pass/fail legislation

Senate approves new pass/fail legislation

Sheryl Lawrence April 9, 2021

The Senate of College Councils passed legislation Thursday calling on the University to increase the limit of COVID-19 pass/fail exceptions from three to six due to Winter Storm Uri.  The legislation...

Biden Administration continues postponement of student loan debt payments for graduates

Biden Administration continues postponement of student loan debt payments for graduates

Sheryl Lawrence April 9, 2021

Current students and alumni will not have interest accumulating on their public student loans and alumni can defer payment until at least Sept. 30 due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the...

UT-Austin think tank helps offer courses for small business owners in the Permian Basin

UT-Austin think tank helps offer courses for small business owners in the Permian Basin

Katy Nelson April 9, 2021

The IC2 Institute, a UT-Austin think tank, and the University of Texas-Permian Basin are collaborating to aid local entrepreneurs and small business owners who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The...

Commentary co-authored by UT faculty highlights inaccessible substance use disorder treatment during Winter Storm Uri

Commentary co-authored by UT faculty highlights inaccessible substance use disorder treatment during Winter Storm Uri

Kiernan McCormick April 9, 2021

Winter Storm Uri prevented individuals with substance use disorders, specifically opioid use disorders, from receiving proper treatment, according to a piece published in the National Academy of Medicine...

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Former UT-Austin student died by suicide after killing family members

Tori Duff April 9, 2021
Trigger Warning: This story contains details of a suicide and descriptions of suicidal thoughts and ideology. This story also discusses depression, self-harm, mental illness and gun violence.
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Third COVID-19 variant detected on UT-Austin campus

Samantha Greyson April 8, 2021

The University identified a third and potentially more contagious variant of COVID-19 on campus, according to a letter sent on Wednesday to the UT community.  The University has detected one case of...