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Brendan and Max running for positions they do not want

Aria Jones February 28, 2020

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of Student Government executive alliance candidate profiles before the election on March 2 and 3. Read the rest of the profiles and submitted columns from...

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University Democrats rally outside Governor’s Mansion, call to end refugee rejection

Aria Jones January 27, 2020

University Democrats gathered outside of the Governor’s Mansion on Sunday in protest of the governor’s decision to reject the resettlement of refugees in Texas. This decision would make...


2020 Primaries: UT organizations push to register students before Feb. 3 deadline

Aria Jones January 23, 2020

With about two weeks left for students to register to vote in the 2020 primary elections, nonpartisan organizations Civic Engagement Alliance and TX Votes are partnering to register students and train...


Thousands gather at UT-Austin, march to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.

Aria Jones January 21, 2020

Thousands of people celebrated Austin’s 26th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day march, gathering at King’s statue in UT’s East Mall on Monday. The event held at the statue honored King’s...


Mediators spark discussion about Austin housing, transportation during presentation on city’s land code draft

Aria Jones November 25, 2019

After breaking down more than 1300 pages of the City of Austin’s land code draft, a communication studies organization mediated a conversation Friday about how the new code will impact Austinites. The...


UT Wellness Week highlights mental health resources before finals

Aria Jones November 18, 2019

As finals approach, student organizations have created a week to address the mental health of students. Neuroscience junior Bilal Haque said the Undergraduate Business Council, Natural Sciences Council,...


Austin City Council approves ban on city funds used to support LGBTQ conversion therapy

Aria Jones November 15, 2019

Austin City Council voted Thursday to prohibit the use of city funds in support of businesses connected to LGBTQ conversion therapy. Conversion therapy aims to change someone’s sexual orientation...


Aerospace professor says he wants to make UT ‘the Hogwarts for space’ at conference

Aria Jones November 7, 2019

Traveling at 14 times the speed of a bullet, space debris from human-made objects can damage satellites, which support online maps, provide weather information, banking services and global internet access,...


Staff weighs in on UT’s future at forum

Aria Jones November 5, 2019

UT staff members listed student employment after graduation, stress culture management and increased collaboration between departments as potential goals for the University’s next ten years at the Council...


World of Engineering aims to spark interest, increase diversity in STEM field

Aria Jones October 28, 2019

Kids dropped paper parachutes and made slime Saturday as part of an event aimed at increasing diversity among engineers and inspiring youth to pursue STEM careers. During the World Of Engineering...


University Democrats stay up all night to promote civic engagment in 2019 election

Aria Jones October 22, 2019

University Democrats pulled an all-nighter to inspire students to vote in the 2019 elections, even though it’s not a presidential election year. “By doing this for all elections, it...


Austin Police warn of lethal batch of narcotics

Aria Jones October 11, 2019

The Austin Police Department released a public safety alert last week warning of a potentially lethal batch of MDMA, also known as molly or ecstasy, being sold in the Austin area. The alert came when...


Bullock Texas State History Museum celebrates American Indian Heritage Day

Aria Jones September 30, 2019

Women danced in dresses covered in metal ornaments to the sound of a beating drum as part of an on-campus celebration of American Indian Heritage Day. Great Promise for American Indians, a nonprofit...

UT professor hosts panel to remember Tiananmen Square protests 30 years later

Aria Jones September 30, 2019

At the Tiananmen Square protests in 1989, UT history professor Madeline Hsu said nearly 1  million youth in China asserted their need for political reforms, political representation and greater self-determination....


UT Immigration Clinic director hosts forum addressing border complicity

Aria Jones September 24, 2019

The restrictive nature of asylum policies in the U.S. is “on steroids,” under the current government administration, said Denise Gilman, director for the Immigration Clinic and clinical professor...


UT professor explores ‘overlooked’ history of sexuality, slavery in book talk

Aria Jones September 20, 2019

History professor Daina Ramey Berry said throughout recorded history, people wrote about slaves like objects. But in her new book, she is trying to shift the narrative by exploring the personal lives of...


Events + Entertainment throws Back to School Bash for first day of class

Aria Jones August 29, 2019

Dozens of students ate corn dogs, collected school supplies and played games as they kicked off their first day of class at the Back to School Bash on Wednesday. The free event was organized by Campus...

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