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Students walk along Guadalupe Street in front of Dirty Martins on Monday.

Dirty Martin’s saved with light rail project redesign amid lawsuit

Aaron Sullivan, Senior News Reporter February 12, 2024

The Austin Transit Partnership recently cut Dirty Martin’s Place from its acquisition list, saving the nearly century-old West Campus burger joint from plans to build a light rail line on Guadalupe Street. The...

Austin City Council approves code to expand bike parking spaces

Austin City Council approves code to expand bike parking spaces

Olivia Dilley, Senior News Reporter February 12, 2024

Austin City Council approved an update to the city's bike parking code which will expand the amount of bike parking spaces available to cyclists. The new code simplifies regulations for developments,...

Panelist Paige Duggins-Clay, J.D., discusses the future of public education during the Thurgood Marshall Legal Societys Afrofuturism and Law Symposium at the Jamail Pavilion on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024. Left to right are Afrofuturism and Education panelists Dean Demetria Frank, Paige Duggins-Clay, Andrew Hairston and moderator Dean Shavonne Henderson.

Afrofuturism and the Law Symposium’ imagines the future of the Black legal field

Caroline McConnico, General News Reporter February 12, 2024

The Thurgood Marshall Legal Society hosted a symposium at the UT Law School, celebrating Black legal scholarship on Saturday. The symposium, called ‘Afrofuturism and the Law,’ explored the future...

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...

Facilitator Professor Sherri Greenberg and panelists (from left to right) Will Griffin, Kenneth Fleischmann, and Steve Kramer spoke on artificial intelligence technology advances on Thursday in the UT FAC.

Texas Career Engagement panel examines ethical considerations of AI in the workplace

Melanie Faz, General News Reporter February 12, 2024

A Texas Career Engagement panel, cohosted with Good Systems, discussed the implications and integration of artificial intelligence in the workplace on Feb. 8. Sherri Greenberg, assistant dean at the...

Former UT lecturer and pharmacist finds passion teaching high school students

Former UT lecturer and pharmacist finds passion teaching high school students

Julian Petzold, General News Reporter February 12, 2024

Every morning, 11th and 12th-grade teacher Karen Whitefield turns the lights on in her classroom at Northbrook High School in Houston and prepares her lesson plans for the day. While she once taught genetics...

Student Government sends representatives to Washington D.C., talks affordability, mental health

Student Government sends representatives to Washington D.C., talks affordability, mental health

Maryam Ahmed, Senior News Reporter February 9, 2024

Student Government sent representatives to Washington D.C. for the Big 12 on the Hill conference from Jan. 28 to Feb. 1. The conference let student leaders advocate for issues impacting their universities...

$20 million MetroBike modernization project to replace all stations with exclusively electric bikes

$20 million MetroBike modernization project to replace all stations with exclusively electric bikes

Pili Saravia, Senior News Reporter February 9, 2024

Austin’s bike system will modernize and expand after CapMetro approved a contract partnering with a bike share system company on Jan. 29. The partnership will add new locations across Austin and replace...

West Campus rent rates surge amid decrease in Austin-area rent prices

West Campus rent rates surge amid decrease in Austin-area rent prices

Olivia Dilley and Ren Leija February 9, 2024

Austin rent has declined steadily over the past year, but The Daily Texan found rates for one-bedroom apartments in West Campus are 65% higher than Austin’s median cost. A rental report found the...

Texas Exes to host cultural graduation celebrations

Texas Exes to host cultural graduation celebrations

Naina Srivastava, Senior News Reporter February 9, 2024

Texas Exes will host cultural graduation celebrations for students and their families after the University announced it will no longer fund cultural graduation ceremonies because of Senate Bill 17, a Texas...

UT physicists collaborate on upcoming space mission

UT physicists collaborate on upcoming space mission

Amirtha Jayakumaran, General News Reporter February 8, 2024

Two UT professors will collaborate on an upcoming NASA satellite mission to detect gravitational waves. The European Space Agency recently adopted the mission with support from NASA. The Laser Interferometer...

A visitor walks through the exhibition Public Works: Art by Elizabeth Olds at the Harry Ransom Center on Wednesday. From depictions of Depression-era America to captivating childrens books, the exhibition contains over 100 prints, paintings and illustrations that explore Olds artistic legacy. To the left is an image of her color lithograph titled Miners from 1937.

New exhibition celebrates the work of author, illustrator, activist Elizabeth Olds

Mara Ramazanoglu, General News Reporter February 7, 2024

The Harry Ransom Center opened a new exhibit titled “Public Works: Art by Elizabeth Olds” on Feb. 3 showcasing her passion for activism and accessible art. The exhibit features a wide variety of...

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