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Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

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Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

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Be That One hosts Suicide Prevention Week

September 24, 2019

Be That One, the Counseling and Mental Health Center’s suicide prevention program, hosted six events last week encouraging students to speak openly about mental health. Suicide Prevention Week,...


UT rises in U.S. News university rankings, remains top Texas public university

September 16, 2019

The nationwide rank of UT’s undergraduate program rose one spot in the newest edition of the US News and World Report released last week. The University was ranked No. 49 nationally and No....


Median family income of UT students is $123,900

April 25, 2019

In recent years, reports show UT students have primarily come from wealthy families. According to the UT Report to the Governor, more than 50% of reported family incomes of UT students enrolled in 2018...

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UT grads expand pediatric company

April 18, 2019

The emergency room — often the first stop for parents when their children are sick — can be more than an hour away for residents in rural Texas. Additionally, these emergency rooms often aren’t...


Advice line assists students with behavior concerns, safety

April 11, 2019

Worried for a friend showing depressive symptoms, Carol Li said she called the Behavior Concerns Advice line. “I was really worried about my friend to the point where I was shaking,”...


Sexual assault survivors speak out at Take Back the Night hosted by UT’s Voices Against Violence

April 4, 2019

More than 100 people gathered in Waggener Hall as performers, speakers and community leaders commemorated and celebrated sexual assault survivors Wednesday night.  Voices Against Violence, a student...

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Hyperloop could connect Dallas, Austin, Houston, Laredo in minutes

March 28, 2019

A new government council at the United States Department of Transportation will regulate the implementation of hyperloop technology — which could promote the creation of a proposed hyperloop that...


Students lobby against unaffordable education

March 28, 2019

Texas is one of the few remaining states where professional licenses can be revoked from people who have defaulted on student loans. Senate Bill 37, which prevents students from losing their professional...

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Professors sometimes don’t know what to do for students struggling with mental health

March 5, 2019

Over the course of his 30 years of teaching, undergraduate studies professor Lee Walker has experienced panic and concern for students and their mental health. In these instances, Walker tries to check...

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Movie studios use fake tweets to generate buzz

March 5, 2019

To attract customers to movies, studios use fake Twitter accounts and hire real Twitter accounts to post overly positive messages about their movies, according to a recent study co-authored by a UT professor. “The...

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In Memoriam: Master San Yoon’s 21 Years at UT

February 14, 2019

San Yoon paid close attention to his thousands of students in Bellmont Hall, from correcting each individual student’s form to making sure their belts were engraved with the correct names. Since...


Professors discuss conflict between democracy, populism in new book

February 7, 2019

In the United States, where courts have worked against President Donald Trump’s Refugee Admissions Program and Congress has lacked the consensus needed to modify the Affordable Care Act, institutions...


McCombs School of Business ranked No. 5 in nation

September 14, 2017

The McCombs School of Business ranked No. 5 in U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 ranking of best undergraduate business programs, released this month.  U.S. News ranks schools based...

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