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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...

People enjoy Barton Springs Pool on Aug. 27, 2023.

Barton Springs bathhouse to be renamed in honor of civil rights activist

Pili Saravia, Senior News Reporter April 8, 2024

The City Council will rename the Barton Springs bathhouse after the first Black woman to jump in the springs in 1960.  Joan Means Khabele was part of one of the first integrated classes at Austin...

Austin appellate court blocks state from investigating families that provided gender-affirming care to children

Austin appellate court blocks state from investigating families that provided gender-affirming care to children

Olivia Dilley, Senior News Reporter April 8, 2024

An Austin appellate court upheld two lower court injunctions on March 29 that blocked the Department of Family and Protective Services from investigating families who provided gender-affirming care to...

Approximately 300 people gathered on Speedway holding signs for “BLACKOUT,” a demonstration organized by the #NOTOURTEXAS movement on Monday. The demonstration follows the University’s dissolution of the Division of Campus and Community Engagement and subsequent layoffs in an effort to comply with Senate Bill 17.

Students stage #NOTOURTEXAS demonstration following DCCE dissolution, staff layoffs

Naina Srivastava and Maryam Ahmed April 8, 2024

Hundreds of students and staff holding posters filled a section of Speedway in a silent demonstration on Monday to protest the University’s response to Senate Bill 17. Approximately 300 people attended...

‘Breathing ball of fire’: UT witnesses first total solar eclipse since 1397

‘Breathing ball of fire’: UT witnesses first total solar eclipse since 1397

Thousands of viewers, from the UT community and beyond, gathered on campus Monday to watch the first total solar eclipse in Austin since 1397. 11:00 “Here Comes the Sun'' by The Beatles blared...

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