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The UT Tower viewed from the Turtle Pond on October 6, 2023.

What wasn’t on the ballot: University cancels ‘Eyes of Texas’ referendum

Maryam Ahmed, Senior News Reporter February 29, 2024

The University canceled a referendum about “The Eyes of Texas” tentatively scheduled for this week’s campus-wide elections as of last spring.   Following a years-long battle between students,...

Following one-year anniversary, Disability Cultural Center continues to expand

Following one-year anniversary, Disability Cultural Center continues to expand

Emily DeMotte, General News Reporter February 29, 2024

As a heart of community-building and expression for students with disabilities on campus, UT’s Disability Cultural Center has undergone significant growth since its establishment last year.  With...

Panelists (left to right) Tina Alexander, Taylor Payne, and Kim Watts discuss student mental health on Feb. 2, 2024 in UTC 3.104.

Panelists discuss mental health in Black community in honor of Black History Month

Sowmya Sridhar, News General Reporter February 28, 2024

The UT Student Government Mental Health Agency hosted a panel centering on mental health in the Black community in honor of Black History Month on Monday.  Tina Alexander, a counseling and community...

Makayla Gray, a teacher at Bertha Sadler Means Young Women’s Leadership Academy, speaks during the panel, Celebrating Black History Month: A Snapshot of Black Education in Austin. The event was put on by the College of Education and discussed efforts to improve equality in Austin education.

Leaders in education community come together to celebrate Black influence on Austin education

Mara Ramazanoglu, General News Reporter February 28, 2024

In celebration of Black History Month, the College of Education hosted a panel of Black faculty, students and education leaders in the Austin community to share their contributions to Austin education...

Dr. Stephen Hursting, a professor of nutrition at UNC Chapel Hill, speaks at the Food for Thought panel on Feb 22, 2024.

Lecture discusses the relationship between nutrition and cancer

Jaelyn Rodriguez, General News Reporter February 25, 2024

Rows of guests filled the Union's Shirley Bird Perry Ballroom on Feb. 22 to learn about the link between nutrition and cancer’s development and progression. Held by the Department of Nutritional Sciences,...

Moderator Leland Murphy, a UT graduate student and Youth Organizing Fellow with Americans United for Separation of Church and State, guides a discussion between Ash Hall of the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas, Zohaib Qadri, Austin City Council Member and Rick McClatchy from Americans United of San Antonio about Texas Senate Bill 763 allowing public schools to employ or accept as volunteers chaplains.

Panel discusses the protection of separation of church and state in Texas public schools

Erika Pernis, General News Reporter February 24, 2024

Community members convened at a panel at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs on Friday to discuss the importance of separation of church and state in Texas public schools. The panel, “Chaplains...

From left, advertising sophomore Emmy Chen and Anthropology and International Relations freshman Kylee Puga observe Biogenic House Sections in Mebane Gallery on Monday.

Biogenics House Sections exhibit explores sustainability in architecture

Jaelyn Rodriguez, General News Reporter February 21, 2024

Light fills Goldsmith Hall's Mebane Gallery, highlighting a new exhibit that challenges the common materials used in architecture.  Designed and curated by Lewis Tsurumaki Lewis Architects, Biogenic...

Referendum authors answer questions about proposed legislation to find a new use for the Multicultural Engagement Center office, which closed due to Senate Bill 17, on Feb. 13, 2024. From left to right, William Ramirez, AnaMarie Cordova and Christian Mira speak at the Student Government meeting.

Student Government introduces referendum for new center replacing Multicultural Engagement Center

Maryam Ahmed, Senior News Reporter February 20, 2024

UT Student Government approved a referendum on Tuesday to create a new center in the William C. Powers, Jr. Student Activities Center in place of the Multicultural Engagement Center.  The Center shut...

Project MALES moves to College of Education to emphasize research on educational disparities among Latinx men

Project MALES moves to College of Education to emphasize research on educational disparities among Latinx men

Pili Saravia, Senior News Reporter February 20, 2024

Project MALES, an initiative dedicated to understanding and decreasing educational disparities for Latinx men through research and mentoring programs, left the Division of Campus and Community engagement...

New virtual master’s program in AI breaks traditional learning methods

New virtual master’s program in AI breaks traditional learning methods

Melanie Faz, General News Reporter February 20, 2024

The University’s fully virtual AI master’s program introduced its first cohort this spring.  The Master’s in Artificial Intelligence is designed to fit an individual’s schedule and learning...

SB 17 defunds university-sponsored study abroad programs geared primarily to Black and Latinx students

SB 17 defunds university-sponsored study abroad programs geared primarily to Black and Latinx students

Christian DeBrady, General News Reporter February 19, 2024

This story was removed because the previous content was misleading and inaccurate. The following paragraph describes what was originally stated in the article and is followed by each respective correction. Previously,...

New UT program aims to increase teacher retention

New UT program aims to increase teacher retention

Pili Saravia, Senior News Reporter February 15, 2024

Rowdy teenage students filled the chairs of Katie Holbrook’s early 2000s classroom when she began teaching. When she struggled to get the teenagers to pay attention and take notes, Holbrook’s mentor...

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