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Diversity, equity, inclusion: proposed Texas bill seeks to increase ‘viewpoint diversity’ in higher education

Diversity, equity, inclusion: proposed Texas bill seeks to increase ‘viewpoint diversity’ in higher education

January 26, 2023

The Texas legislature may consider a bill this session from State Rep. Carl Tepper, aiming to limit talk of social issues such as racial, sexual and gender identity on university campuses by prohibiting...

New abortion bill aims to end travel funding for out-of-state abortions

New abortion bill aims to end travel funding for out-of-state abortions

January 23, 2023

A new bill from the 2023 state legislative session is set to target Austin’s logistical support for abortions. Logistical support is defined as any funding that allows individuals to travel for an out-of-state...

On Jan. 22, 2023, Madly Kilburn protests the overturn of Roe v. Wade outside of the Texas State Capitol.

50 years later, UT students, protesters commemorate, fight against the loss of Roe v. Wade

January 23, 2023

Chants of “the people, united, will never be defeated!” echoed down Congress Avenue as almost 100 Austinites and UT students gathered at the Texas Capitol to protest state legislation restricting bodily...

UT alumnus sues Texas medical schools over admission policies

UT alumnus sues Texas medical schools over admission policies

January 23, 2023

The American First Legal Foundation’s Center for Legal Equality filed a class-action lawsuit on Jan. 10, claiming unfair admissions practices against six Texas medical schools and their top faculty,...

Blue Cross Blue Shield negotiations could leave students, faculty with less medical access

Blue Cross Blue Shield negotiations could leave students, faculty with less medical access

January 19, 2023

The new year typically brings renewed benefits for insurance holders, but Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas policy holders may see their in-network medical access decrease by the end of the month. BCBSTX...

New bill could give UT, Texas A&M systems more access to Permanent University Fund

New bill could give UT, Texas A&M systems more access to Permanent University Fund

January 19, 2023

Sen. Charles Perry introduced Bill SJR 26 on Jan. 6 to amend the Permanent University Fund. The bill proposes a constitutional amendment to entitle all component institutions of The Texas A&M...

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New UT Tyler School of Medicine aims to improve health care options in East Texas

January 12, 2023

The UT Tyler School of Medicine plans to welcome its first class this fall to address the shortage of health care professionals in East Texas. Due to its rural location, East Texas suffers from a severe...

UT enforces TikTok ban on government devices following state orders

UT enforces TikTok ban on government devices following state orders

January 12, 2023

On Dec. 16, UT’s University Compliance department sent an email to students and faculty instructing all University employees to immediately remove TikTok from all state-issued devices.  On Dec. 15,...

2023 legislative session anticipated to address budget surplus, border security, more

2023 legislative session anticipated to address budget surplus, border security, more

January 9, 2023

Today marks the first day of the 88th Texas legislative session, following a successful midterm election for state Republicans through gains in both the Texas Senate and House of Representatives and wins...

Spike in Travis County flu cases triples number of positive tests from past years

Spike in Travis County flu cases triples number of positive tests from past years

December 2, 2022

Editor's note: a previous version of this story said 49% of students said influenza negatively impacted their academic performance. The story has been updated to reflect the correct number of 61%. The...

UT professors speak on Dan Patrick’s threat to tenure

December 2, 2022

History professor Leonard Moore has taught hundreds of students about the Black Panthers, a Black power organization, and Jim Crow laws, legislation passed to enforce racial segregation in southern U.S....

SFA Board of Regents votes to join UT System pending approval of state legislature

SFA Board of Regents votes to join UT System pending approval of state legislature

December 1, 2022

Stephen F. Austin State University’s Board of Regents decided to join the UT System on Tuesday in a 8-1 vote.  The vote was based on a recommendation by a subcommittee formed at SFA regarding system...

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