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UT forgave $5 million in federal student debt in 2021, HEERF fund distribution to continue this semester at around $28 million

Tori Duff, News Reporter January 28, 2022

Editor's note: This article was originally published in the Jan. 25, 2022 flipbook. The University forgave about $2.3 million in student debt in December 2021 through funding from the Higher Education...

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UT begins offering mail-in at-home testing kits for COVID-positive community members

Leila Saidane, Senior News Reporter January 27, 2022

The University’s Proactive Community Testing program began offering at-home testing kits  Monday for students, staff and faculty who are self-isolating after a positive COVID-19 test result.    UT...

UT Dell Medical School launches psychedelic therapy research center

UT Dell Medical School launches psychedelic therapy research center

Kevin Vu, News desk editor January 27, 2022

The Dell Medical School at UT-Austin launched the Center for Psychedelic Research and Therapy on Dec. 16 — the first center in Texas to conduct clinical research on psychedelic drugs as mental health...

Office of the Dean of Students halts Student Government impeachment trials

Office of the Dean of Students halts Student Government impeachment trials

Mackenzie Sullivan, News Reporter January 22, 2022

Editor's note: This article first appeared in the Jan. 21, 2022 flipbook. The Office of the Dean of Students blocked Student Government from proceeding with the impeachment trials of executive board...

Remaining SG executives await committee decision on articles of impeachment

Remaining SG executives await committee decision on articles of impeachment

Mackenzie Sullivan, Senior News Reporter January 21, 2022

Editor's note: This article first appeared in the Jan. 18, 2022 flipbook. If the Student Government ethics committee passes the articles of impeachment for remaining executive officers by Jan. 25, members...

Dining halls offer takeout for 2 weeks due to COVID-19 surge

Dining halls offer takeout for 2 weeks due to COVID-19 surge

Joelle DiPaolo, News Reporter January 18, 2022

For the first two weeks of the semester, campus dining halls will be takeout-only to reduce the spread of COVID-19, according to a Jan. 7 email from University Housing and Dining.  The dining hall...

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UT moves classes online for first 2 weeks of spring semester

Kevin Vu, News Reporter January 4, 2022

As COVID-19 cases driven by the omicron variant rapidly increase throughout Texas, UT will have faculty teach remotely for the first two weeks of the semester and return in person by Jan. 31, according...

UT linguistics professor elected president of Linguistic Society of America

UT linguistics professor elected president of Linguistic Society of America

Kevin Vu, News reporter December 19, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the December 2 broadsheet.  The Linguistic Society of America elected a UT professor as its president for the first time since 1973, for a one-year term...

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SSD staffing shortages limit number of available appointments

Tori Duff, News reporter December 18, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the November 5 flipbook.  As of late October, Services for Students With Disabilities does not have available appointments to process accommodations until...

Compostable waste destined for landfill under UT’s expired contract

Compostable waste destined for landfill under UT’s expired contract

Joelle DiPaolo, News reporter December 17, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the November 2 flipbook. In some University Housing and Dining locations, items placed in the “compost” bins are not currently being composted because...

UT Austin to expand indigenous language courses next semester

UT Austin to expand indigenous language courses next semester

Ubah Moallim, News reporter December 17, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the October 22 flipbook. UT will offer online courses on four different Indigenous languages next spring that will be available for any student to access. The...

Students angered over Student Government’s lack of financial transparency

Students angered over Student Government’s lack of financial transparency

Kaushiki Roy, News reporter December 17, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the October 29 flipbook. UT students raised concerns regarding Student Government’s financial transparency and lack of communication to the student body...