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2012 Sweatt Symposium focuses on minority males in higher education

May 4, 2012

In order to discover and address systemic problems facing men of color in higher education, the Heman Sweatt Symposium on Civil Rights continues the legacy of one famous African-American. Students, faculty...


Tower Awards honor community service

May 3, 2012

Executive director of the UT Autism Project, Pamela Buchanan, said she has always had a passion to do something worthwhile while engaging in community service. Buchanan received the outstanding faculty/staff...

City of Austin Music Divison conducts case studies in reply to noise complaints in downtown area

April 27, 2012

The City of Austin’s music division allocated $750,000 in order to discover creative, affordable sound mitigation approaches for local outdoor music venues, said City of Austin’s music program...


UT’s Invisible Children chapter hosts Cover the Night

April 23, 2012

With more than 4,700 people attending the Facebook event titled “Cover The Night - Austin, TX 2012,” government sophomore and Invisible Children member Julia Hudson said she knew that the actual...


UT group plans Kony 2012’s Cover the Night

April 19, 2012

The UT chapter of Invisible Children will flood Austin with 1,000 posters in a number of different languages while participating in Cover the Night, the Kony 2012 campaign’s main event Friday. Members...

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Hall of Fame inducts Austin rocker

April 19, 2012

Austin became a little bit more rock and roll last weekend when rocker Ian McLagan became the first Austinite to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The 27th annual Rock and Roll Hall of...


Funeral for fallen Austin police officer held Wednesday afternoon

April 12, 2012

A procession followed the funeral of fallen Austin senior police officer Jaime Padron yesterday. Approximately 5,000 officers from across the state attended the funeral, with two Chicago policemen attending...


StressFest helps students relax before final exams

April 12, 2012

Final exams and the accompanying stress are fast approaching, but campus organizations are here to help. Students gathered at West Mall yesterday for the 15th annual StressFest, to discover new and effective...


Students give input on cycling conflict areas

April 5, 2012

In order to avoid the sometimes inevitable collision between bikers and pedestrians, a group is working to make UT-Austin a more pedestrian and cyclist friendly campus. UT students gave their input on...


Math professor honored with teaching fellowhip

April 5, 2012

A professor’s 9 a.m. calculus class was interrupted when the Longhorn Band playing UT fight songs barged in yesterday to honor the professor and his achievements. A large group of mathematics professor...


Auction makes use of unclaimed lost items

March 29, 2012

Lost items collected by the University that are not claimed within 90 days are sold for auction twice a year. Hundreds of Austinites attended UT’s bi-annual auction at the J.J. Pickle Research Campus...


African American social issues discussed

March 22, 2012

Ever since his childhood, James Moore said he has dealt with the stigma of inferiority associated with being an African-American male. As a result, his lifelong passion has become attempting to rise above...


Baseball legends’ progeny discuss end of racial segregation, Civil Rights Movement

March 8, 2012

Jackie Robinson, the first African-American major league baseball player, was instrumental in bringing an end to segregation in baseball, but also in all of America. Sharon Robinson, daughter of the late...

Transgender presentation promotes acceptance

March 1, 2012

Students, faculty and staff gathered yesterday at the Student Activities Center to discuss transgender identity and ways UT can better serve the existing transgender community. The Gender and Sexuality...

$4 million donation from Shell to be used in geosciences school

February 23, 2012

After the second largest energy company in the world recently invested nearly $4 million in the University, the money will be used to research new energy technologies. Shell Oil Company gave a check to...

Taxicab vomit fine discussed in City Council debates, still not law

February 16, 2012

Austin City Council members are debating two different versions of an ordinance penalizing patrons who vomit inside a taxicab during their ride in the vehicle. Each version of the ordinance states cab...


Organization uses web to improve cities

February 16, 2012

City officials welcomed Code for America to Austin yesterday, an organization that helps make government work better for everyone with the efforts of people and the power of the Web. Austin mayor Lee...


Cabs to tax peak hours fee

February 9, 2012

Austin taxi services will begin charging a $1 fee per passenger during peak evening hours in less than a week, city of Austin public information spokesperson Leah Fillion said. The Austin City Council...

Poetry on the Plaza focuses on love poems for Valentine’s Day

February 2, 2012

With Valentine’s Day and spring around the corner, students and locals congregated Wednesday afternoon to listen to a number of speakers recite love poems. Poetry on the Plaza, hosted by the Harry...


Effort to restore old cabin brings pride to community

January 26, 2012

One of the oldest pieces of restored architecture in Austin’s history, which served various duties during the 1800s, will soon undergo a major revival with the help of local historians. Through...


Local helps women resist attacks

January 19, 2012

Inspired by TOMS Shoes creator Blake Mycoskie, who donates a pair of free shoes for every pair purchased, Austinite James Shaw decided to start a similar mission, but with pepper spray. Shaw, owner...