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Senior public relations major Simi Sodipe stands outside the William C. Powers Student Activity Center on Monday.

Semester of SB 17: Student leader navigates loss of community spaces

Meredith Roberts, General Projects Reporter April 22, 2024

Editor’s Note: The implementation of Senate Bill 17 meant the loss of diversity, equity and inclusion offices, positions and resources throughout campus. The Texan’s projects department reached out...

Woffies coffee shop in the Jesse H. Jones Communication Center is pictured on Sunday.

Woffie’s, Cappy’s Cafes to shutdown early May

Laura Rivera, General News Reporter April 22, 2024

Cappy’s and Woffie’s cafes, two of O’s Campus Cafe and Catering stores on campus, will close operations within the Moody College of Communication on May 2.  Joe Sauta, owner of O’s Campus Cafe,...

Jordyn Butler, an African and African Diaspora Studies sophomore, works at the former Multicultural Engagement Center on February 8. Butler served as the public relations chair of Afrikan American Affairs, a former MEC agency, last semester.

‘I still am grieving’: Staff move forward following University layoffs

Naina Srivastava and Emily DeMotte April 22, 2024

On the morning of April 2, an anonymous Division of Campus and Community Engagement staff member and several colleagues joined a Zoom meeting with University human resources representatives. The staff...

Government senior Elijah Kahlenberg poses for a portrait in a stairwell in the UT tower on April 18, 2024. The Harry S. Truman Foundation awarded Kahlenberg and 59 other students the Truman Scholarship, which awards $30,000 to those pursuing public service careers.

UT junior awarded Truman Scholarship for commitment to public service, peace advocacy

Caroline McConnico, General News Reporter April 22, 2024

On the morning of April 10, Elijah Kahlenberg received a phone call from the University asking if he could come to the Tower at 4:45 p.m. dressed in a suit. Kahlenberg, a government, Middle Eastern studies...

The UT Tower on September 4, 2023.

DCCE changes have no effect on curriculum, disability services despite misinformed concerns

Mason Rouser and Sarah Brager April 22, 2024

Recent changes made by the University in response to Senate Bill 17, like the closure of the Division of Campus and Community Engagement, sparked confusion over the fate of several programs and academic...

‘The energy of the future’: The discourse surrounding state-endowed oil fields, investments

‘The energy of the future’: The discourse surrounding state-endowed oil fields, investments

Vivien Ayers, General Projects Reporter April 22, 2024

“What starts here changes the world” — the University’s motto brands all promotional materials and is a hallmark of the school itself.  What starts here does change the world, but not in...

University financial aid office makes updates to financial aid portal

University financial aid office makes updates to financial aid portal

Erika Pernis, General News Reporter April 22, 2024

The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid announced updates to the financial aid system on April 9 to make financial aid management in upcoming semesters more user-friendly.  The updated financial...

From left, Adriana Abril, Ivan Djordjevic, Jenna Leslie, and Kavish Dewani smile near the Whitis Court Time Capsule after placing a polaroid photo in the time capsule on Apr. 18, 2024.

Students create time capsule to commemorate Whitis residence hall before demolition

Pili Saravia, Senior News Reporter April 22, 2024

Polaroids, trinkets and a ripped-out diary entry with a doodle of a 50-foot oak tree canopied over a residence hall filled a small metal time capsule on Thursday as residents gave a formal goodbye...

A person bikes on Guadalupe Street on April 17, 2024.

City of Austin bans parking in bike lanes, provides extra enforcement

Aaron Sullivan, Senior News Reporter April 22, 2024

The Austin City Council ratified a resolution on April 4 banning parking cars in bike lanes, along with approving enforcement of it through new means and equipment. The resolution specifically directs...

A staff member walks into the Austin Pets Alive John Davenport Building on April 10, 2024.

Austin Pets Alive! to open new location in first installment of four-phase expansion plan

Emily DeMotte, General News Reporter April 19, 2024

Austin Pets Alive! will open its new transport hub location in Elgin, Texas, on Monday after announcing plans in late March to expand to four greater-Austin locations, according to a press release.  The...

Jackson School of Geosciences unveils climate system science major for fall 2024

Jackson School of Geosciences unveils climate system science major for fall 2024

Maryam Ahmed, Senior News Reporter April 18, 2024

The Jackson School of Geosciences announced on March 27 the introduction of a climate system science bachelor’s degree this fall. The program is the first of its kind in Texas and one of the only...

West Campus on Jan. 26, 2023.

City Council passes resolution, amends University Neighborhood Overlay

Olivia Dilley, Senior News Reporter April 18, 2024

Austin City Council passed a resolution to amend the University Neighborhood Overlay on Thursday to make West Campus more affordable and accessible for students.  The newest proposal focuses on student...

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