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Dell Medical School receives $2M to aid people without homes

Dell Medical School receives $2M to aid people without homes

March 30, 2021

Austin philanthropists John Paul and Eloise DeJoria donated $2 million to Dell Medical School this month to help people experiencing homelessness receive better health care.  The donation, which came...

State leaders join UT-Austin students to denounce continued use of “The Eyes of Texas”

State leaders join UT-Austin students to denounce continued use of “The Eyes of Texas”

Skye Seipp March 29, 2021

Members of the Texas Legislative Black Caucus and the Texas chapter of the NAACP gathered at the Texas State Capitol to oppose the University’s continued use of alma mater “The Eyes of Texas” at...

More than 25% of Texans skeptical of COVID-19 vaccine, UT-Austin/Texas Tribune poll shows

More than 25% of Texans skeptical of COVID-19 vaccine, UT-Austin/Texas Tribune poll shows

Maya Wray March 28, 2021

Around 28% of Texans have no plans to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, even though current vaccines are clinically safe, according to a February poll from UT and The Texas Tribune. On Tuesday, Texas announced...

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UT-Austin alums discuss rise in anti-Asian hate crimes

Kevin Vu March 28, 2021

Trigger Warning: This story contains discussion of anti-Asian racism and violence. UT Chinese international students and alums gathered virtually Saturday night to discuss Asian hate in the United States...

UT-Austin faculty work with international institutions through Texas Global grants

UT-Austin faculty work with international institutions through Texas Global grants

Rebecca Saborio March 28, 2021

Seven UT professors received grants as part of the Texas Global Virtual Exchange Initiative, which encourages faculty to collaborate with international institutions and allows students to virtually engage...

Austin-Travis county mask mandate to remain in effect

Sheryl Lawrence March 26, 2021

The Austin-Travis county mask mandate will remain in effect until at least April 21 by the ruling of State District Judge Lora Livingston.  Travis County 261st District Court held the hearing on Friday...

Minimum wage increase denied in U.S. Congress, alternate bill leaves possibility open

Minimum wage increase denied in U.S. Congress, alternate bill leaves possibility open

Lauren Abel March 26, 2021

Efforts to increase the federal minimum wage to $15 are being postponed after the minimum wage hike failed to be included in the COVID-19 relief package President Joe Biden signed on March 11. According...

UT-Austin Senate of College Councils encourages flexible attendance policies for students receiving the COVID-19 vaccine

UT-Austin Senate of College Councils encourages flexible attendance policies for students receiving the COVID-19 vaccine

Sheryl Lawrence March 26, 2021

The Senate of College Councils passed legislation by unanimous consent during their general assembly Thursday to urge the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost to recommend that faculty adopt...

UT-Austin could get about $85 million in latest federal COVID-19 relief, at least half of funds must go to student aid

UT-Austin could get about $85 million in latest federal COVID-19 relief, at least half of funds must go to student aid

Skye Seipp March 26, 2021

UT could receive about $85.1 million in federal COVID-19 aid from the American Rescue Plan Act that Congress passed into law on March 11, according to the Association of Public Land-Grant Universities....

Volunteers help with COVID-19 vaccine distribution at UT-Austin

Volunteers help with COVID-19 vaccine distribution at UT-Austin

Kevin Vu March 26, 2021

UT Health Austin will need more clinical volunteers to help with COVID-19 vaccination efforts since Texas announced all adults will be eligible to receive the vaccine starting Monday.  Stephanie Morgan,...

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UT-Austin history professor releases contrary report on ‘The Eyes of Texas’ origins, says it should ‘not be the official song’

Skye Seipp March 25, 2021

UT-Austin history professor Alberto Martínez released an article on Medium on Wednesday with contradicting evidence against UT’s “The Eyes of Texas” History Committee report. Martínez...

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Bees practice social distancing in time of illness too, researchers led by UT alum discovered early this month

Katy Nelson March 25, 2021

Bees social distance during times of illness too, a group of researchers led by a UT alum discovered early this month. Focusing on nonhuman animals, bats and insects, recent graduate student Sebastian...