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UTPD continues to search for indecent exposure suspect

Ashley Liu November 27, 2017

The UT Police Department is continuing to search for a suspect involved in an indecent exposure incident that occurred near campus on Saturday night. A man is reported to have flashed female subjects...

Homeless service calls to UTPD increase from 2015

Ashley Liu November 16, 2017

The number of UT Police Department service calls involving the homeless population has increased almost 50 percent since 2015. Service calls involving the transient population at UT increased from 107...


Target addresses potential security concerns at new location on Guad

Ashley Liu November 10, 2017

According to law enforcement, the new Target on Guadalupe and 21st Street could face security concerns similar to the ones stores in the West Campus area deal with. A small-scale Target on the first...

APD makes progress in catching West Campus vandals

Ashley Liu November 8, 2017

West Campus vandalism has decreased in the past month because of more proactive patrols by the Austin Police Department, Sgt. Stephen Andreini said. From scribbles to personal designs, graffiti has...


FBI data shows increase in violent crimes at UT

Ashley Liu October 31, 2017

Violent crimes on UT’s campus more than doubled last year, according to newly released FBI data. FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting shows a total of 13 violent crimes occurred on campus in 2016...


No Refusal will not take place this Halloweekend

Ashley Liu October 27, 2017

Since this year’s Halloween falls on a Tuesday, Austin Police Department will not issue its No Refusal initiative this upcoming Halloweekend, unlike in past years.  No Refusal is a policy...


Man suspected of assaulting UT student arrested

Reagan Ritterbush and Ashley Liu October 27, 2017

Matthew Searfoss, who is suspected of assaulting a UT student near the 7-Eleven on  Guadalupe Street Tuesday, was taken into custody by APD on Thursday. The victim claimed she was punched in the...

UTPD DWI arrest leads to capture of serial robber

Ashley Liu October 19, 2017

The UT Police Department made a Driving While Intoxicated arrest on Oct. 2 that led to the capture of suspected serial robber Sean O’Brien on Oct. 7. O’Brien is currently in the Travis County...


David Carter wins Police Chief of the Year

Ashley Liu October 12, 2017

UT System named UT Police Chief David Carter the 2017 Police Chief of the Year. Director of Police Michael Heidingsfield annually picks Police Chief of the Year out of the 14 UT System police chiefs...


Texting 911 service becomes available

Ashley Liu October 10, 2017

Those in need of emergency services can now text 911 instead of dialing in Travis County. The Capital Area Council of Governments launched the new function last Thursday with 31 call centers in Central...

UTPD follows Clery Act to keep students informed

Ashley Liu October 6, 2017

UT Safety Alert sent out an email last Friday to notify students of a physical altercation that took place off campus, where a student was punched in the back of the head. Although the incident took place...


Young Conservatives of Texas sign gets repeatedly vandalized

Ashley Liu September 22, 2017

The Young Conservatives of Texas is planning to press charges against non-registered student group Revolutionary Student Front, RSF, after numerous incidents of vandalism on their sign in West Mall. The...


UTPD encounters nine cases of marijuana possession in one week

Ashley Liu September 20, 2017

The UT Police Department has encountered nine individual cases of marijuana possession since last Tuesday, a higher number than usual.  Police Lt. Greg Stephenson said although he has no statistics...


Latino Community Affairs talks DACA at first town hall meeting

Ashley Liu September 15, 2017

Latino Community Affairs, LCA, hosted its first town hall meeting to discuss contemporary Latino-related political issues, including the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals rollback, with Latino students...

UT refuses to take legal liability and funding for Longhorn EMS

Ashley Liu September 7, 2017

UT President Gregory Fenves declined to establish legal entity over Longhorn Emergency Medical Services this past weekend. Longhorn EMS is a student-run organization with 70 certified emergency medical...

Supercomputer Lonestar 5 aids Hurricane Harvey rescue efforts

Ashley Liu August 31, 2017

UT’s very own supercomputer, Lonestar 5, helped aerospace engineering professor Clint Dawson track Hurricane Harvey’s movements. The supercomputer, located at the Texas Advanced Computing...


Don’s food truck upgrades to restaurant

Ashley Liu May 1, 2017

Don Japanese Food Truck, whose waiting time ranges from 30 minutes up to several hours, shut down Sunday. The food truck, located in the Co-op Food Court, features Japanese-American style lunchboxes....


UT LONGmemes for HORNsy Teens goes viral

Ashley Liu April 28, 2017

One does not simply expect a meme page to go viral — but UT LONGmemes for HORNSy Teens did. The Facebook page features UT-specific jokes about rivalries between majors, midterm stress and construction...


Brave the Shave funds pediatric cancer research

Ashley Liu April 17, 2017

Hundreds of students cheered as participants “Braved the Shave” this past weekend in front of Gregory Plaza. “Brave the Shave”, hosted by Students Making Impacts Through Love...


Faculty, student response to Course Instructor Survey

Ashley Liu April 14, 2017

Students can view instructors’ Course Instructor Survey grades to help prepare for fall 2017 registration.   CIS, sponsored by the UT Faculty Innovation Center, collects end-of-semester student...


McCombs BBA commemorates 100th birthday with celebration

Ashley Liu April 12, 2017

The McCombs School of Business’ Bachelor of Business Administration program celebrated its 100th birthday last night. The McCombs Student Life Organization hosted a birthday party featuring an...

Texas Blazers continues fight against rape culture

Ashley Liu April 10, 2017

Justin Atkinson, committee leader of the MenCanEnd campaign, believes 90 percent of the University’s effort to end campus sexual assault is female and victim-oriented, whereas only 10 percent is...


UT hosts annual engineering world conference

Ashley Liu April 10, 2017

Engineers gathered this past weekend for an annual conference with speech topics ranging from industry racism to solar panel project proposals.  Engineers for a Sustainable World is a nationwide...


Texas Tribune editor-in-chief Evan Smith discusses fake news with Plan II students

Ashley Liu March 28, 2017

Facts used to be prevalent, but according to The Texas Tribune CEO Evan Smith during a talk Monday, that’s not the case anymore under the current presidential administration. In 2009, Smith co-founded...


Students respond to Linda Gerber’s explanation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Ashley Liu March 27, 2017

Linda Gerber, director of the Center for International Business Education, discussed the repercussions of the United States’ withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, one of the very first acts...


Lee and Joe Jamail Swimming Center pool contaminates Waller Creek

Ashley Liu March 6, 2017

Late afternoon on March 1, Waller Creek was contaminated by a nearby facility.  Preliminary site checks confirmed the detection of chlorine in the creek and the bleaching of nearby soil. The source...

McCombs Women’s Council hosts Leadership Symposium

Ashley Liu March 6, 2017

The Women’s Council from the McCombs School of Business hosted its fourth-annual Leadership Symposium. Starting with a panel of businesswomen, the event included speeches from keynote speakers and...


‘Art Under Attack’ lecture brings awareness to art crime

Ashley Liu February 24, 2017

Erin Thompson is the only professor of art crime in the United States.  Specializing in research on the destruction and illegal trade of art, Thompson currently teaches at the John Jay College...

Plan II alumni share career experiences with current students

Ashley Liu February 14, 2017

Plan II Career Week kicked off Monday with a panel of alumni who shared their success stories with current students to help them pinpoint their postgraduate professions. “We have been doing this...

‘Anathema’ trends after travel ban

Ashley Liu February 6, 2017

According to Merriam-Webster, “anathema” was the highest trending word on their website on Jan. 30. The word, which means “something or someone intensely disliked,” gained popularity...

Longhorns make personal responses to Trump’s refugee ban

Ashley Liu February 2, 2017

According to Merriam-Webster, “anathema” was the highest trending word on their website last Monday. The word, which means “something or someone intensely disliked,” gained popularity...

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