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‘The energy of the future’: The discourse surrounding state-endowed oil fields, investments

‘The energy of the future’: The discourse surrounding state-endowed oil fields, investments

Vivien Ayers, General Projects Reporter April 22, 2024

“What starts here changes the world” — the University’s motto brands all promotional materials and is a hallmark of the school itself.  What starts here does change the world, but not in...

University financial aid office makes updates to financial aid portal

University financial aid office makes updates to financial aid portal

Erika Pernis, General News Reporter April 22, 2024

The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid announced updates to the financial aid system on April 9 to make financial aid management in upcoming semesters more user-friendly.  The updated financial...

From left, Adriana Abril, Ivan Djordjevic, Jenna Leslie, and Kavish Dewani smile near the Whitis Court Time Capsule after placing a polaroid photo in the time capsule on Apr. 18, 2024.

Students create time capsule to commemorate Whitis residence hall before demolition

Pili Saravia, Senior News Reporter April 22, 2024

Polaroids, trinkets and a ripped-out diary entry with a doodle of a 50-foot oak tree canopied over a residence hall filled a small metal time capsule on Thursday as residents gave a formal goodbye...

A person bikes on Guadalupe Street on April 17, 2024.

City of Austin bans parking in bike lanes, provides extra enforcement

Aaron Sullivan, Senior News Reporter April 22, 2024

The Austin City Council ratified a resolution on April 4 banning parking cars in bike lanes, along with approving enforcement of it through new means and equipment. The resolution specifically directs...

A staff member walks into the Austin Pets Alive John Davenport Building on April 10, 2024.

Austin Pets Alive! to open new location in first installment of four-phase expansion plan

Emily DeMotte, General News Reporter April 19, 2024

Austin Pets Alive! will open its new transport hub location in Elgin, Texas, on Monday after announcing plans in late March to expand to four greater-Austin locations, according to a press release.  The...

Jackson School of Geosciences unveils climate system science major for fall 2024

Jackson School of Geosciences unveils climate system science major for fall 2024

Maryam Ahmed, Senior News Reporter April 18, 2024

The Jackson School of Geosciences announced on March 27 the introduction of a climate system science bachelor’s degree this fall. The program is the first of its kind in Texas and one of the only...

West Campus on Jan. 26, 2023.

City Council passes resolution, amends University Neighborhood Overlay

Olivia Dilley, Senior News Reporter April 18, 2024

Austin City Council passed a resolution to amend the University Neighborhood Overlay on Thursday to make West Campus more affordable and accessible for students.  The newest proposal focuses on student...

US legislators call on Texas universities to save funds for students affected by FAFSA glitch

US legislators call on Texas universities to save funds for students affected by FAFSA glitch

Pili Saravia, Senior News Reporter April 18, 2024

Ten members of the United States Congress signed an open letter to Texas universities on April 8 urging them to provide additional funds to students affected by a glitch in the Free Application for Federal...

Underpaid@UT announces decision to unionize

Underpaid@UT announces decision to unionize

Sowmya Sridhar, News General Reporter April 18, 2024

Underpaid@UT, a group of graduate students fighting for living wages, announced their decision to unionize on April 3. Evan Scope Crafts, an organizer with Underpaid@UT, said graduate students founded Underpaid@UT...

Students launch new climate action petition to divest from fossil fuels

Students launch new climate action petition to divest from fossil fuels

Eden Shamy, General News Reporter April 17, 2024

Students Fighting Climate Change launched a petition on April 1 urging the University to take action against the climate crisis by minimizing its carbon footprint and use of nonrenewable energy.  As...

Disability rights advocate Nancy Crowther speaks about the history of disability rights in the United States and Texas on Tuesday. A UT alumni, Crowther fought for equal access on campus and helped Capital Metro create one of the first accessible bus fleets.

Disability History Night speakers reflect on civil rights, accessibility on campus

Laura Rivera, General News Reporter April 17, 2024

UT alumni and disability-rights advocates discussed their experiences attending the University and highlighted civil rights progress on Tuesday during Disability History Night.  The event, hosted by...

The UT Tower on September 4, 2023.

RFK Jr. petitions for spot on Texas ballot

Eden Shamy, General News Reporter April 17, 2024

Petitioners swarmed the University throughout March and April, gathering signatures to get Robert F. Kennedy Jr. on the Texas presidential ballot. “They’re everywhere — I was at Zilker Park this...

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