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Location of “The West” statue hinders students from interpreting the sculpture

May 1, 2019

As one of the University’s first contemporary art sculptures, “The West” created by Donald Lipski has been featured on the east side of the UT Tower for more than a decade.  The...


UT needs more bike parking, students say

April 24, 2019

An additional 1,700 bike parking spaces have been added over the last six years to accommodate for the high number of campus bikers, according to the most recent Parking and Transportation Services...


Bike auction revenue doubled from 2011–16

April 17, 2019

Whenever bikes are abandoned on campus, they are often sold at bike auctions.  These auctions are held by Parking and Transportation Services each fall. The revenue from these auctions nearly...


CMHC hosts Mental Health Promotion Week

April 10, 2019

At this point in the semester, many students worry about midterms, Q-drops and scholarship applications. To help, the Counseling and Mental Health Center is hosting their fourth annual Mental Health Promotion...


Crisis Line helps students solve urgent concerns

March 29, 2019

Whenever students struggle with critical problems, they have the option to call the Crisis Line — a confidential 24/7 service offered by the Counseling and Mental Health Center that gives students...


Dell Technologies CEO to deliver keynote address at this spring commencement

March 28, 2019

Michael Dell, chairman and chief executive officer of Dell Technologies, will deliver this year’s keynote address at the University’s 136th Spring Commencement on May 25 at the South Mall.  “During...


UT students question professor for charging exam points for calculator rentals

March 14, 2019

Students taking an exam in finance senior lecturer Heidi Toprac’s class must remember to bring one thing: a working calculator. If a student doesn’t, it could cost them points on the test. Instead...


UT library budget can’t provide scholastic journals for faculty and students

March 5, 2019

The UT library budget has remained consistent for nearly a decade, while the cost for journal subscriptions have continued to rise annually, according to budget reports spanning from 1997 to 2017. Because...


Former Jack in the Box undergoes demolition for new boutique hotel

February 28, 2019

The rapidly changing stretch of Guadalupe Street bordering UT lost another building yesterday: the former Jack in the Box on 26th Street. The ongoing demolition of this fast-food chain restaurant, which...


Composting contamination by students can lead to more than $1500 in fines for the University

December 4, 2018

From recycling to composting, there are many ways students can help the environment. However, the impact of sorting waste is only economically friendly when it’s done properly. Specifically for...


Despite busy schedules, these UT students prioritize zero-waste

November 19, 2018

Students often don’t have the time or energy to reduce the amount of trash sent to landfills due to busy schedules full of academics, internships and jobs. However, this doesn’t apply to everyone....

Students repurpose leftover mash potatoes into waffles

November 15, 2018

About 40 percent of Thanksgiving food goes to waste, which is equivalent to 204 million pounds of turkey, according to a 2016 report by the environmental advocacy group Natural Resources Defense Council.  To...


Students celebrate Japanese director with festival

November 9, 2018

For decades, Japanese animation director Hayao Miyazaki impacted the film industry with his famous works such as “Spirited Away,” “My Neighbor Totoro” and “Princess...


UT’s President’s Award for Global Learning finalists selected

October 30, 2018

Fourteen student finalist teams were selected for a grant to take on international projects to benefit and serve communities abroad. The inaugural President’s Award for Global Learning, created...


UT’s first year to participate in the longest-running election survey

October 29, 2018

For the first time, UT will join the University of Michigan in conducting the American National Election Study, the world’s longest-running election survey project. The National Science Foundation...


Office of the Police Monitor bridges gap between civilians and police

October 25, 2018

The Office of the Police Monitor, a separate Austin City Council entity overseeing the police department, is undergoing changes to ensure that Austinites are comfortable with voicing their concerns about...


MasculinUT rebrands five months after conservative media backlash, temporary hiatus

October 15, 2018

MasculinUT is undergoing changes after conservative media outlets last semester said UT treats masculinity as a “mental health issue.” MasculinUT, a program created to address interpersonal...


UT tackles adversity within the community by launching Bridging Barriers program

September 26, 2018

The Bridging Barriers program, a UT initiative tackling different fundamental problems facing humanity, such as environmental degradation, seeks to solve another problem: community adversity.    ...