UT will now refer to Travis County for overall COVID-19 numbers instead of tracking the number of student cases, as the University cannot reliably report on cases outside of Austin, UT spokesperson J.B. Bird said.
Composition professor Dan Welcher resigned on March 2 shortly before the University moved to terminate him for “repeatedly engaging in an array of unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature,” according to documents obtained by The Daily Texan.
Social distancing mandates and canceled in-person classes in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak have created uncertainty for students who rely on work-study programs to pay their bills. On Sunday, Gov. Greg Abbott waived regulations that would have blocked universities from receiving state funding for work-study programs.