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UT will begin distributing the latest COVID-19 student emergency funds in the next week

Skye Seipp April 29, 2021

UT-Austin will distribute the latest COVID-19 student emergency funds to some eligible students in the next week, according to the Texas One Stop webpage.  The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund...

UT Senate president, vice president discuss progress during the pandemic

UT Senate president, vice president discuss progress during the pandemic

Sheryl Lawrence April 29, 2021

The Senate of College Councils, one of the three legislative student organizations at UT, advocates for equal opportunities in the classroom and improvements to the quality of academics. Over the 2020-21...

‘It probably wouldn’t take more than 48 hours without (insulin) for me to slip into a coma’: Students weigh in on bill filed in Texas legislature to cap insulin out-of-pocket costs to $50 per month

‘It probably wouldn’t take more than 48 hours without (insulin) for me to slip into a coma’: Students weigh in on bill filed in Texas legislature to cap insulin out-of-pocket costs to $50 per month

Lauren Abel April 29, 2021

A bill filed in the Texas House of Representatives would place a price limit on monthly insulin copays for people with diabetes. Rep. James Talarico, D-Round Rock, filed a bill which will cap the out-of-pocket...

Nearly 75% of UTPD survey respondents feel safe on campus, but some say results may not reflect student body opinions

Nearly 75% of UTPD survey respondents feel safe on campus, but some say results may not reflect student body opinions

Tori Duff April 28, 2021
Although a majority of UT respondents to a campus safety survey conducted by the UT Police Department said they feel secure on campus and believe UTPD can effectively handle public safety crises, some students feel that the results do not represent the opinions of UT’s student population.
UT-Austin researchers find COVID-19 has disproportionately impacted Austin’s most vulnerable

UT-Austin researchers find COVID-19 has disproportionately impacted Austin’s most vulnerable

Anastasia Goodwin April 27, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the April 23 issue of The Daily Texan. Austin’s most vulnerable communities have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, according to a report published...

Proposed bills in Texas legislature could restrict transgender rights

Proposed bills in Texas legislature could restrict transgender rights

Samantha Greyson April 27, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the April 23 issue of The Daily Texan. The Texas House of Representatives is considering two bills that would require college athletes to play sports exclusively...

Know what you’re voting for: May 1 ballot propositions explained

Know what you’re voting for: May 1 ballot propositions explained

April 27, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the April 23 issue of The Daily Texan. Austin residents can vote on propositions covering camping bans for unhoused people, rearranging the Austin City...

Legislative student organizations debate The University of Texas/Texas A&M Investment Management Company divesting from weapons manufacturing

Legislative student organizations debate The University of Texas/Texas A&M Investment Management Company divesting from weapons manufacturing

Sheryl Lawrence April 27, 2021

Legislative student organizations passed a resolution demanding the UT System divest all money from weapon manufacturing before January 2022. The resolution is waiting for the University administration...

Dell Children’s will open a new fetal care center to treat unborn children with defects

Dell Children’s will open a new fetal care center to treat unborn children with defects

Kevin Vu April 27, 2021

Dell Children’s Medical Center will open a new comprehensive fetal care center May 3 that will be the only dedicated center in Central Texas for treating unborn children with conditions such as twin-to-twin...

How rocks store moisture could determine which areas are at higher risk of wildfires, UT-Austin scientists say

How rocks store moisture could determine which areas are at higher risk of wildfires, UT-Austin scientists say

Katy Nelson April 27, 2021

UT scientists analyzed how rock weathering and water storage patterns across landscapes can help predict wildfires, landslides and droughts, according to a study published in late March. The team of...

UT Senate passes resolution to continue online opportunities during “near normal” fall semester

UT Senate passes resolution to continue online opportunities during “near normal” fall semester

Sheryl Lawrence April 25, 2021
The UT Senate of College Councils passed a resolution urging University administrators to recommend that faculty continue pandemic accommodations such as recording lectures and posting class materials online to make the classroom more equitable. 
Proposed legislative bills would make suing student grounds for faculty tenure revocation

Proposed legislative bills would make suing student grounds for faculty tenure revocation

Skye Seipp April 23, 2021
State lawmakers are considering two bills this legislative session that would change how tenured professors are evaluated and what can cause revocation of tenure.