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Texas state representative files bill to allow UT System student regent voting power

Texas state representative files bill to allow UT System student regent voting power

Sheryl Lawrence April 6, 2021
A Texas State Representative filed a bill at the beginning of March that would amend the Texas Constitution to provide student regents on the boards of public universities with voting power.
Earworm, virtual reality projects win top prizes at 2021 Texas Research Showdown

Earworm, virtual reality projects win top prizes at 2021 Texas Research Showdown

Mae Hutchison April 4, 2021

Research projects studying earworms and using virtual reality for patients with Lou Gehrig’s disease, also called ALS, took the top prizes at a recent UT undergraduate research competition.   Neuroscience...

UT-Austin did not request first-doses of COVID-19 vaccines for another week, says vaccinations will continue as normal

UT-Austin did not request first-doses of COVID-19 vaccines for another week, says vaccinations will continue as normal

Skye Seipp April 2, 2021

For the second week in a row, UT-Austin did not request any first doses of COVID-19 vaccines for the week of April 5 because there were enough remaining doses from previous allocations, said Susan Hochman,...

UT-Austin, OU compete in canned food drive competition

UT-Austin, OU compete in canned food drive competition

Kiernan McCormick March 31, 2021
UT is competing against The University of Oklahoma in a canned food drive to combat food insecurity on campus as part of UT’s first annual spirit week.
Religious groups prepare for COVID-safe gatherings during spring holidays

Religious groups prepare for COVID-safe gatherings during spring holidays

Payton Reeves March 31, 2021
Religious communities near campus are feeling optimistic about spring holy holidays as pandemic restrictions loosen, but are still taking precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 
UT-Austin pharmacy researchers receive funding to increase accessibility of biosimilar drugs

UT-Austin pharmacy researchers receive funding to increase accessibility of biosimilar drugs

Kevin Vu March 31, 2021
A College of Pharmacy research center will receive funding to increase the accessibility of biosimilar drugs for cancer treatments from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Oncology Research Program and Pfizer Inc.
Austin Public Health officials encourage safety precautions during Easter weekend, registering for COVID-19 vaccine

Austin Public Health officials encourage safety precautions during Easter weekend, registering for COVID-19 vaccine

Tori Duff March 31, 2021

Austin Public Health officials advised people Wednesday to continue COVID-19 safety precautions going into Easter weekend by avoiding large gatherings and to continue trying to sign up for vaccinations. “This...

Black student leaders demand UT-Austin, Hartzell, Board improve Black student conditions

Black student leaders demand UT-Austin, Hartzell, Board improve Black student conditions

Skye Seipp March 31, 2021

The Black President’s Leadership Council, a group of Black student leaders on campus, sent a letter to the University, UT President Jay Hartzell and the UT System Board of Regents Wednesday morning with...

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Austin approves reopening of cadet academy with changes to include training on racial inequities in policing

Tori Duff March 30, 2021

The Austin City Council approved a blueprint to reopen the police cadet academy Thursday with increased diversity, equity and inclusion training, but community members and activists worry the move will...

UT researchers release new dashboard displaying COVID-19 effects on everyday trends

UT researchers release new dashboard displaying COVID-19 effects on everyday trends

Sam Halloum March 30, 2021

Researchers at the Cockrell School of Engineering created a new COVID-19 dashboard this month that shows how trends such as vaccine rates and flight passenger traffic have changed in the pandemic.   Zoltan...

UT’s Asian American community discusses recent Atlanta attacks and rise in anti-Asian discrimination

UT’s Asian American community discusses recent Atlanta attacks and rise in anti-Asian discrimination

Kaushiki Roy March 30, 2021

Trigger Warning: This story discusses anti-Asian hate crimes. Anti-Asian hate crimes increased by nearly 150% in 2020 and on March 16, a shooting in Atlanta killed eight people, six of whom were identified...

Student Government passes legislation to urge UT-Austin to make graduation ceremony more inclusive for Jewish students

Student Government passes legislation to urge UT-Austin to make graduation ceremony more inclusive for Jewish students

Sheryl Lawrence March 30, 2021

Trigger Warning: This article contains discussion of anti-Semitism and violence. The UT Student Government assembly passed legislation Tuesday urging administration to change the day of the week for...