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UT community upset after DCCE closure, staff layoffs

UT community upset after DCCE closure, staff layoffs

Naina Srivastava and Olivia Dilley April 3, 2024

The University announced the closure of the Division of Campus and Community Engagement and subsequent layoffs in an email on Tuesday, leaving staff and students blindsided. The Division’s termination...

Salem Center launches new A.I. to recreate famous economist Friedman’s perspective

Salem Center launches new A.I. to recreate famous economist Friedman’s perspective

Angela Santos, General News Reporter April 3, 2024

The Salem Center for Policy launched Friedman A.I., a large language model based on the philosophy of the late economist Milton Friedman on Feb. 29.  Friedman A.I. collects and analyzes what the...

The Steve Hicks School of Social Work on Monday, Feb. 19, 2024.

Hartzell dismisses Teaching Assistants’ final grievance

Pili Saravia and Matthew Gomez April 3, 2024

After the University dismissed two teaching assistants from their positions in November for sending a Canvas message about the Israel-Hamas war, they spent the next four months defending their case to...

The University of Texas tower on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024. The tower was lit up orange for the  Womens Indoor Track and Field Big 12 Championship win.

University to close Division of Campus and Community Engagement

Olivia Dilley, Senior News Reporter April 2, 2024

The University announced today the closure of the Division of Campus and Community Engagement, after a review of the University’s Senate Bill 17 implementation, in an email from President Jay Hartzell. The...

Gov. Abbott announces plan to ensure stronger SB 17 compliance

Gov. Abbott announces plan to ensure stronger SB 17 compliance

Pili Saravia and Naina Srivastava April 1, 2024

Gov. Greg Abbott plans to implement more compliance measures for Senate Bill 17 during the next legislative session to ensure a complete ban on diversity, equity and inclusion hiring practices, offices...

Nick Grammer, Sid Reddy, Neha Papil, Crystal Lerner and James Wyatt pose for a group portrait at the UT Partners in Health meeting on Monday, at the University of Texas at Austin.

UT Health Club launches new project aimed at bridging healthcare gaps

Mara Ramazanoglu, General News Reporter April 1, 2024

A club at UT launched a new project dedicated to bringing awareness to community healthcare workers in Austin on March 21.  The project, the Community Health Worker Access Act Project, is based on...

UT extends enrollment deposit deadline for admitted students to June 1 amid financial aid delays

UT extends enrollment deposit deadline for admitted students to June 1 amid financial aid delays

Emily DeMotte, General News Reporter April 1, 2024

The University now allows admitted students to extend their enrollment deposit deadline to June 1 due to nationwide delays in processing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.  The University...

Graduate students Charles-Umashankar Egharevba (left) and Sejal Shah (middle) hang up their presentation highlighting the applications of nanomaterials in the energy sector during Willow Energy Week on March 27, 2024.

Community engagement in massive oil drilling project applauded at UT Energy Week

Pili Saravia, Senior News Reporter March 29, 2024

Nagruk Harcharek, president of The Voice of the Arctic Iñupiat, said meeting with and valuing communities near drilling sites helped the Willow oil drilling project succeed at a panel during UT Energy...

Texas State Employees Union calls on UT to raise University workers’ pay by $10,000 across-the-board

Texas State Employees Union calls on UT to raise University workers’ pay by $10,000 across-the-board

Naina Srivastava, Senior News Reporter March 29, 2024

University workers called for a $10,000 raise for all full-time campus workers, and a proportional raise for part-time employees, at a rally outside the Tower on March 20. The workers are members of...

Online graduate students feel isolated from Graduate School convocation, even after new accommodations made

Online graduate students feel isolated from Graduate School convocation, even after new accommodations made

Ren Leija, Senior News Reporter March 29, 2024

Graduate student Rick Gray purchased his cap and gown, booked a hotel and even sent out graduation invitations to his family, excitedly preparing for the master’s in Computer and Data Science Online...

Justin Dyer named Dean of School of Civic Leadership

Justin Dyer named Dean of School of Civic Leadership

Abby Breyfogle, General News Reporter March 27, 2024

The School of Civic Leadership appointed Justin Dyer as its inaugural dean on March 25. Dyer previously taught political science at the University of Missouri and was a founding director of the Kinder...

Former UT Arabic instructor evacuated from Gaza

Former UT Arabic instructor evacuated from Gaza

Maryam Ahmed, Senior News Reporter March 26, 2024

Former UT Arabic instructor, Amjad Shabat, along with her husband and 2-year-old daughter, was evacuated from the Gaza Strip to Cairo on March 15. Shabat and her family are in good health and have found...

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