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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...

Mellon Foundation awards associate professor grant for digital humanities work

Mellon Foundation awards associate professor grant for digital humanities work

Laura Rivera, General News Reporter March 26, 2024

An associate English professor received a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Public Knowledge program for her pilot project focused on collecting and organizing historical information earlier this...

Sticking to standardized: a look at past, present, future role of testing in UT admissions

Sticking to standardized: a look at past, present, future role of testing in UT admissions

Emily DeMotte, General Projects Reporter March 25, 2024

For the past four admissions cycles, UT applicants have weighed whether or not standardized scores would make or break their acceptance onto the Forty Acres, adding extra stress to an already uncertain...

From left to right University of Austin President Pano Kanelos, moderator Jeremi Suri and Ann Huff Stevens, dean of UTs College of Liberal Arts speak at a Civil Discord Symposium event on the state of the traditional university on March 22, 2024.

Civil Discord Symposium continues, discusses if universities are ‘broken beyond repair’

Abby Breyfogle, General News Reporter March 23, 2024

The Civil Discord Symposium continued on Friday with a panel discussing the state of the “traditional university” and if it’s still an effective form of education.  Pano Kanelos, University of...

White House recognizes UT’s opioid overdose prevention program

White House recognizes UT’s opioid overdose prevention program

Melanie Faz, General News Reporter March 22, 2024

The Biden-Harris administration issued a nationwide challenge for better opioid overdose prevention efforts on March 13 and highlighted UT’s Operation Naloxone as an organization tackling the opioid...

Rezoning of J.J. Pickle brings possibility of development

Rezoning of J.J. Pickle brings possibility of development

Matthew Gomez and Abby Breyfogle March 22, 2024

The Austin City Council voted in favor of rezoning the J.J. Pickle Research Campus as a life sciences lab and biomedical zone to expand on- and off-campus developments on March 21. J.J. Pickle Research...

Peniel Joseph (left) debates Coleman Hughes and Ann Huff Stevens moderates a discussion on race politics in the United States as a part of the Civil Discord Symposium at Hogg Memorial Auditorium in Austin, Texas on March 21, 2024.

‘Civil discourse is the lifeblood’: Symposium launches with debate on racially colorblind America

Abby Breyfogle, General News Reporter March 21, 2024

The Civil Discord Symposium kicked off on March 21 with a discussion of whether society should work towards creating a racially colorblind America.  The Symposium, the first official collaboration...

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