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Fraternity hosts ‘Hope Week’ to promote unity

May 5, 2011

In 1990, tension ran high following racist offenses by two fraternities during Roundup — an event intended to be a Universitywide spring celebration. The following year, the brothers of the...

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Men’s rugby head coach calls death ‘freak accident’

April 28, 2011

Fatal injuries in rugby are extremely rare, despite the sport’s limited protective gear and aggressive nature, said a men’s rugby coach. UT women’s rugby club captain Stephanie...

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Notable professor, attorney to lose job over budget cuts

April 26, 2011

In 1967, 22-year-old attorney Sarah Weddington joined forces with the Women’s Liberation Movement and took on one of the most perpetually controversial Supreme Court cases in American history...

UT alumna educates about danger of HPV

April 19, 2011

Eighty percent of women will contract HPV at some point in their lives, Ashley Eldridge said one of her 11 doctors told her. “If you are sexually active you are probably going to get it,”...

UT journalism alters studies to emphasize future of field

April 18, 2011

The School of Journalism approved the biggest change to its curriculum in almost 20 years to better prepare future journalists for the evolving media platforms. The revised curriculum received unanimous...

Sexual assault survivor speaks out in performance

April 18, 2011

Bobbi Duncan said she was 13 years old when she was first sexually assaulted, but it was something she never talked about. She said the abuse continued for about two years. Her assailant was a family...

SG executive board fills director positions

April 13, 2011

Student Government’s new executive board has begun filling the more than 100 policy and agency director positions and external appointments. Last week, SG President Natalie Butler and Vice...

Racial conflicts tarnish history of Roundup

April 13, 2011

Roundup, an annual event that draws thousands of people to a weekend of West Campus parties, began eight decades ago as the highlight of the University’s spring social season — but it has...

UT track coach touts mentor program

April 8, 2011

Beverly Kearney doesn’t like to talk about her induction into the National Track and Field Hall of Fame, her record seven national championships as women’s track and field coach or the fact...

Fraternity releases statement in response to assault allegation

April 7, 2011

The fraternity at the center of a Roundup weekend incident, during which a UT senior claims she was assaulted, says it is conducting its own investigation of one of its member’s actions and will...

First-year students, transfers may get more time to Q-drop

April 6, 2011

First-year students may gain peace of mind with the option to drop a course after the last class day if the administration accepts a Senate of College Councils resolution. The University Academic...

Assault claim leads to coalition formation

April 4, 2011

A UT student’s claim of assault during Roundup last weekend sparked the formation of a coalition to address racial discrimination during the annual event. Finance senior Donesha Bell alleges...

Did they deliver?

March 30, 2011

  After a year focused on legislative advocacy and internal reforms, Student Government President Scott Parks and Vice President Muneezeh Kabir sang “The Eyes Of Texas” for the...

Did they deliver?

March 30, 2011

After a year focused on legislative advocacy and internal reforms, Student Government President Scott Parks and Vice President Muneezeh Kabir sang “The Eyes Of Texas” for the last time as...

Women in Medicine holds annual benefit for Ghana hospital

March 29, 2011

  After several weeks spent volunteering at a low-income maternity ward in Ghana, former Longhorn Emily Hsu came back to the states with a strong desire to help the hospitals. Hsu traveled...

Women in Medicine holds annual benefit for Ghana hospital

March 29, 2011

After several weeks spent volunteering at a low-income maternity ward in Ghana, former Longhorn Emily Hsu came back to the states with a strong desire to help the hospitals. Hsu traveled to Ghana...

Invested in Texas

March 23, 2011

“It’s 12:36, and UT is still underfunded,” more than 200 students shouted as they marched to the steps of the Capitol on Tuesday to protest the proposed higher education budget cuts. The Invest in...

Regents to hear student budget committee plans

March 22, 2011

The College of Liberal Arts College Tuition Budget Advisory Committee sent its first round of budget recommendations to College of Liberal Arts deans before spring break and expects a response within the...

Butler-Baker win SG alliance, begin to appoint student leaders

March 21, 2011

After surviving a runoff election and a series of campaign infractions, newly elected Student Government President Natalie Butler and Vice President Ashley Baker are gearing up to begin their new term...

Butler wins SG top spot

March 11, 2011

Natalie Butler and Ashley Baker are the new SG president and vice president after earning 55 percent of the vote in the runoff. A total of 7,883 students voted in the runoff, and after a series...

Accusals delay SG results

March 11, 2011

It might be after spring break before students know who the new Student Government president and vice president will be. An election code violation hearing Thursday resulted in appeals on both sides...

Accusals delay SG results

March 11, 2011

It might be after spring break before students know who the new Student Government president and vice president will be. An election code violation hearing Thursday resulted in appeals on both sides and...

Students celebrate week of feminism

March 8, 2011

Students came out of the feminist closet Monday to tell their tales of gender equality. The Gender and Sexuality Center opened their celebration of National Feminist Week with the truth wall, imitating...

Runoff to decide SG victors

March 4, 2011

Students can look forward to another week of SG campaigning as two executive alliances prepare for a runoff election. Because no campaign had the 51-percent majority the election code requires, the...

SG executive alliance to be decided in runoff

March 3, 2011

2011 Elections Results Student Government: Executive Alliance Natalie Butler/Ashley Baker = 48.6 percent Abel Mulugheta/Sameer Desai = 34.7 percent The executive alliance will be determined by...

SG approves smoking ban, to take full effect in 7 years

March 2, 2011

Smokers used to stepping outside of University buildings to have a cigarette may have to go off-campus after Student Government passed a smoke-free campus resolution Tuesday. The resolution calls...

Travesty duo vows to save humankind

March 2, 2011

The self-proclaimed rabble-rousers at the Texas Travesty are setting their sights on SG leadership for the third time — this year to save humanity from nuclear war. The Travesty is a University-sponsored...

Senate of College Councils elects president

February 25, 2011

The first competitive Senate of College Councils presidential race elections in several years ended Thursday with the former executive director winning the highest office. The Senate serves as the...

College Republicans officers quit over SG endorsements

February 24, 2011

Two College Republicans officers resigned Wednesday night after disagreement with the group’s SG executive alliance endorsement. College Republicans President Justin May announced the group’s...

Meet Your Candidates

February 24, 2011

As the March 2 and 3 student-wide general election approaches, candidates for Student Government and other student leadership organizations are hoping to capture student attention with Facebook groups...

Proposed federal cuts threaten KUT

February 22, 2011

The University-operated radio station, KUT, could lose a half a million dollars in federal funding if a proposed spending cuts bill passes the Senate. The U.S. House of Representatives approved...

SG candidates found innocent of breaking campaign rules

February 21, 2011

The Elections Supervisory Board ruled Friday that the executive alliance of Abel Mulugheta and Sameer Desai did not violate election codes for early campaigning. SG presidential candidate Andrew...

Campaigning for SG starts as candidates court voters

February 17, 2011

Moments after campaigning opened for the 2011 Student Government elections Wednesday morning, Student Government hopefuls flooded campus hot spots with candidate logos and banners. Because the Student...

Student committee joins college deans in budget decisions

February 16, 2011

The group was the first of the College Tuition and Budget Advisory Councils to submit a proposal to its college, and a meeting Friday indicated that the students and administrators have similar goals....

UT research center receives grant for solar cell systems

February 15, 2011

A $1.6 million grant from the State Energy Conservation Office will help fund two solar cell systems at the J.J. Pickle Research Campus in North Austin. The grant will cover 80 percent of the costs...

SG reform passes after technical bug shuts down voting

February 11, 2011

Students overwhelmingly approved reforms to the Student Government constitution Thursday night after a technical glitch shut down voting for several hours. The amendments to the SG’s constitution will...

’Horns fight for UT at Capitol

February 10, 2011

Students kept their promise to walk to the Capitol to attend a Senate Finance Committee hearing Wednesday despite record-breaking cold weather and President William Powers Jr.’s sudden hospitalization....

Students pick up the tab when celebrities give guest lectures

February 8, 2011

Bringing celebrity guests to the UT campus during the new Student Activity Center’s official grand opening week cost more than $70,000 in student fees. Monday’s “An Evening with Zach Braff” and...

Teach For America affords alumni chance to give back

February 3, 2011

In June, Charles Graham Jr. will leave his job at an Austin law firm and move almost 2,000 miles to Philadelphia to embark on a new teaching career. Graham, who received his government degree in...

Faculty notably absent during Students Speak deliberation

February 2, 2011

A Students Speak forum on Tuesday focused on planning and agenda setting because administrators declined to attend the meeting. The organization formed to counter a $1 million proposed cut to ethnic...

Defamatory flier causes discontent in activist group

February 1, 2011

A controversial flier depicting President William Powers Jr., and College of Liberal Arts Dean Randy Diehl as members of the Ku Klux Klan created a rift within student activist group The Students Speak. Several...

Fighting for democracy

January 31, 2011

Cries of “Not another nickel, not another dime, no more money for Mubarak’s crimes,” rang across the lawn in front of the Capitol on Saturday as protesters waved Egyptian flags and chanted to support...

Students tackle anti-immigrant bills

January 25, 2011

Note: This is the second in a three-part series examining what student organizations are doing to lobby the 82nd Texas Legislature. University Leadership Initiative, a UT group that supports...

Committee fights for UT in TX House, State Senate

January 24, 2011

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a three-part series examining what student organizations are doing to lobby the 82nd Texas Legislature. The Legislature Working Group, a committee...

Website to offer $5,000 to students in campus contest

December 1, 2010

While sites such as Bing and Google are marketing ways to make Internet browsing more specific, a popular website is capitalizing on the fun of surfing the Web. StumbleUpon.com caters to users’...

Michelle Malkin riles up audience over DREAM Act

December 1, 2010

Potential passage of the DREAM Act raised tension on campus Tuesday when the College Republicans at Texas sponsored a talk by conservative commentator Michelle Malkin. What started out as a summary...

FAC reopens third floor, upgrades safety systems

December 1, 2010

Construction has left campus walkways and entire floors of the Flawn Academic Center blocked off since summer 2009, and officials say the disruptions will not end until next July. A construction...

Four Loko to eliminate caffeine

November 18, 2010

The makers of the popular caffeinated alcoholic drink Four Loko announced Tuesday that they would remove caffeine and other stimulants from their products. Phusion Projects made the announcement after...

Students celebrate by whirling

November 10, 2010

  A brief eulogy to Islamic prophets and a medley of flutes opened the floor for the spinning dance of worship delivered by the Whirling Dervishes of Rumi on Tuesday night. The Islamic...

Thanks Day event displays student gratitude to donors

November 10, 2010

A six-foot-tall thank you card and free Tiff’s Treats drew students to a celebration of Thanks Day on Gregory Plaza on Tuesday afternoon. Students Hooked on Texas and the Texas Exes Student...