The Student Government legislative assembly approved their spring 2021 budget on Feb. 2, including appropriation funds for other student organizations. Spending decreased this year due to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic and a lack of in-person events.
B.1.1.7 variant of COVID-19 was detected at UT-Austin, a student business creates sustainable fashion, Texas softball prepares for the season and an opinion columnist asks that student-parents and full-time workers should get priority registration.
Black UT-Austin faculty discussed hiring across different UT schools while students called for increased funding and the removal of “The Eyes of Texas” during the second day of the State of Black UT event, a three-day discusion regarding inclusion on campus.
Two Texas state representatives co-filed a bill in January to deny in-state tuition to undocumented students, which would force undocumented students at UT to pay over $13,000 more a semester when switched to out-of-state tuition.
Three alumni from the 1950s and 60s recounted their experiences with racism as Black UT students and called for continued racial justice reform at UT on a panel Wednesday for this year’s State of Black UT event.