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Son of John S. Chase gifts UT School of Architecture $1 million to support underrepresented students

Son of John S. Chase gifts UT School of Architecture $1 million to support underrepresented students

Hope Unger, News Reporter March 21, 2022

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the March 11, 2022 flipbook. To honor his father John S. Chase, Tony Chase committed a gift of $1 million to the UT School of Architecture to support underrepresented...

Trans students speak out against Gov. Abbotts order to investigate gender affirming health care as child abuse

Trans students speak out against Gov. Abbott’s order to investigate gender affirming health care as child abuse

Joelle DiPaolo, News Reporter March 21, 2022

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the March 8, 2022 flipbook. The night Kai Bovik and their friends heard about Gov. Greg Abbott’s directive attacking trans children, they got together...

SNAP allotment amounts have been extended, provides more food options for low-income students

SNAP allotment amounts have been extended, provides more food options for low-income students

Abbie Bard, News Reporter February 22, 2022

This article first appeared in the Feb. 18, 2022 flipbook. On Feb. 2, Gov. Greg Abbott announced the extension of increased emergency benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program,...

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Student Government calls to expand West Campus’ affordable housing plan

Tori Duff and Lauren Abel, News reporters December 17, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the October 22 flipbook. UT Student Government is pushing Austin City Council to lower the median family income required for students to receive affordable...

UT System working to appease federal, state governments on vaccine mandates

UT System working to appease federal, state governments on vaccine mandates

Sonali Menon, Kevin Vu, News Reporters November 10, 2021

The UT System is working to appease conflicting state and federal COVID-19 vaccine policies following the Sept. 9 executive order that forces some entities with federal contracts to mandate vaccinations. With...

Young people’s lives are on hold.” UT community members concerned for undocumented students after DACA ruling

“Young people’s lives are on hold.” UT community members concerned for undocumented students after DACA ruling

Marisa Huerta, Lauren Nelson October 26, 2021

Many undocumented students at UT say they are concerned about their future in America amid ongoing litigation surrounding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. DACA is a program created...

UT System chancellor met with Biden Administration to discuss future of Cybersecurity

UT System chancellor met with Biden Administration to discuss future of Cybersecurity

Sheryl Lawrence, News Reporter September 14, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the September 10 flipbook.  The UT System chancellor met in late August with U.S. President Joe Biden to address the growing need to protect against...

Three years after UT System attains second-largest endowment nationwide, system experts break down how money can be spent

Three years after UT System attains second-largest endowment nationwide, system experts break down how money can be spent

Sheryl Lawrence May 5, 2021
In 2018, the UT System endowment fund grew to be the second-largest in the country with about $30 billion in funds. Now, UT System experts have broken down how this money is used and collected.
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Graduate students discuss insurance plan changes at Board of Regents meeting

Sheryl Lawrence May 5, 2021

The graduate student-led organization, Underpaid at UT, spoke at the UT System Board of Regents meeting Wednesday to address changes in their health insurance that will be in effect Sept. 1. Student...

Legislative student organizations debate The University of Texas/Texas A&M Investment Management Company divesting from weapons manufacturing

Legislative student organizations debate The University of Texas/Texas A&M Investment Management Company divesting from weapons manufacturing

Sheryl Lawrence April 27, 2021

Legislative student organizations passed a resolution demanding the UT System divest all money from weapon manufacturing before January 2022. The resolution is waiting for the University administration...

UT System continues to support with military despite student calls to divest

UT System continues to support with military despite student calls to divest

Kevin Vu April 23, 2021
The UT System has received equipment from the Department of Defense for 10 years through the 1033 Program, which gives leftover equipment to law enforcement.
Texas state representative files bill to allow UT System student regent voting power

Texas state representative files bill to allow UT System student regent voting power

Sheryl Lawrence April 6, 2021
A Texas State Representative filed a bill at the beginning of March that would amend the Texas Constitution to provide student regents on the boards of public universities with voting power.
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