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A pedestrian walks by a rack of lime scooters on San Jacinto Boulevard in Austin, Texas on April 10, 2024.

Austin rolls out new regulations, limits on e-scooters in city

Olivia Dilley, Senior News Reporter April 12, 2024

Austin Transportation and Public Works implemented new regulations on April 1 for electric scooters, including allowing only Lime and Bird scooters to operate within the city, after ongoing challenges...

The Center for Students in Recovery located in Bellmont Hall on Wednesday, April 10, 2024.

University recovery center celebrates 20 years as student, community resource

Laurel Pinchback, General News Reporter April 12, 2024

The Center for Students in Recovery, a department under the Division of Student Affairs, is celebrating 20 years as a supportive community space on campus for students along their individual recovery journeys. The...

‘Its worth taking a stand’: A look at two student protests that influenced UT’s history

‘It’s worth taking a stand’: A look at two student protests that influenced UT’s history

Trisha Dasgupta, General Projects Reporter April 12, 2024

When thinking about student protests, images of students conducting sit-ins for civil rights, marching against the Vietnam War or walking for Roe v. Wade might come to mind. However, tucked between...

The south end of the state Capitol on Congress Avenue, on March 23, 2023.

Lieutenant governor announces legislative priorities for state Senate

Aaron Sullivan, Senior News Reporter April 12, 2024

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced his legislative charges to the Texas Senate on Thursday, setting its policy priorities for the next legislative session. The charges, laid out in a 15-page document, give...

State Rep. Ron Reynolds, chair of the Texas Legislative Black Caucus, speaks at a press conference on Senate Bill 17 on Wednesday. Behind him plays a video of Rep. John Kuempel saying no staff would lose their jobs due to the bill; 66 UT employees were impacted by the Universitys SB 17 related layoffs, according to the Texas Conference of the AAUP.

Texas Association of University Professors confirms at least 66 staff members terminated in DCCE mass firings

Aaron Sullivan, Senior News Reporter April 10, 2024

The University fired 66 staff members in its mass firing on April 2, the president-elect of the Texas Conference of the American Association of University Professors confirmed at a joint press conference...

The COVID mindset shift: How perceptions, risks have changed over time

The COVID mindset shift: How perceptions, risks have changed over time

Hasina Shah, General Projects Reporter April 10, 2024

WHAT: The Problem  When Fariah Mahmood thinks back to 2020, the UT graduate remembers barely leaving her house in Williamson County. She recalls the frantic search for reliable face masks and seeing...

Maya Crane, a government and Mexican American and Latino studies sophomore, is pictured in front of the West Campus free fridge on April 6, 2024. Crane and a group of volunteers built and installed the structure behind Pearl Street Co-op.

New West Campus free fridge holds grand opening

Ren Leija, Senior News Reporter April 10, 2024

About 20 community members gathered in front of a pink shed housing a refrigerator and pantry last Saturday with coffee and tacos in hand to celebrate the grand opening of a new free fridge in West...

UT graduate student receives $430,000 fellowship, studying stars, exoplanets

UT graduate student receives $430,000 fellowship, studying stars, exoplanets

Julian Petzold, General News Reporter April 10, 2024

Ph.D. candidate Quang Tran received a $430,000 fellowship from the Heising-Simons Foundation on March 28 for his research in the field of astronomy. As a postdoctoral fellow, Tran will continue his...

CapMetro considers combining campus bus routes

CapMetro considers combining campus bus routes

Aaron Sullivan, Senior News Reporter April 10, 2024

CapMetro’s Board of Directors held a public hearing on Wednesday to understand how proposed changes to two of the University’s shuttle routes would impact service to students, faculty and staff. The...

People paddle board on Lady Bird Lake on April 4, 2024.

Austin City Council passes resolution to increase street trees, green infrastructure

Emma Nguyen, General News Reporter April 9, 2024

The Austin City Council passed a resolution on March 21 seeking to increase street trees and green infrastructure, such as urban trails and wildlife habitats, in future public land development projects.  The...

UT graduate student wins top prize in Visualizing Science contest

UT graduate student wins top prize in Visualizing Science contest

Caroline McConnico, General News Reporter April 9, 2024

UT’s College of Natural Sciences recently announced the winner of its annual Visualizing Science contest, which celebrates images captured by participants. This year, physics graduate student Maile...

Muslim student attacked on campus, hate crime review pending

Muslim student attacked on campus, hate crime review pending

Maryam Ahmed, Senior News Reporter April 9, 2024

Update: The attack will go before Austin Police Department's Hate Crimes Review Committee to determine if it will be classified as a hate crime in May. The investigation is still ongoing. Three...

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