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Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

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Student privacy not dramatically affected by changes to FERPA law, director says

Brianna Pelayo and Andrew Messamore December 7, 2011

Recent changes to the 1974 law that outlines privacy regulations for students’ personal and academic information may not be as dramatic as initially thought, said Tom Melecki, director of Student...

State involved alumni promote activism

Brianna Pelayo November 22, 2011

Students should have a working knowledge of how to effectively advocate for their interests on the local level because so much of what the city does impacts the UT community, said Huey Fischer, Plan I...

Dr Pepper CEO inspires McCombs students

Brianna Pelayo November 15, 2011

If you pursue a career in a field you have passion for, you will be able to learn something new and laugh everyday, said Larry Young, CEO of Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. Young spoke at the Student Activity...

Federal emergency alert system to be tested Wednesday

Brianna Pelayo November 8, 2011

The first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System will be conducted on Wednesday at 1 p.m. in an attempt to prepare the American public for future emergencies. “It’s a part of larger...

Harry Potter wand-erland draws UT fanbase

Brianna Pelayo November 1, 2011

The Student Activity Center was no place for muggles as Harry Potter Fest 2011 transformed it into platform nine and three-quarters and flooded the building with wizards, witches and butterbeer. The event,...

ConocoPhillips CEO credits UT, ROTC program for his success

Brianna Pelayo October 25, 2011

UT alumnus and ConocoPhillips CEO James Mulva said attending the University and the small habit of never wanting to lose is what got him to the top of his business. To start off the year’s first...

West Campus to provide new housing in 2013

Brianna Pelayo October 25, 2011

A new addition to West Campus is scheduled to open in the fall semester of 2013. 2400 Nueces, the new student and faculty housing, will consist of 304 units that will provide 622 beds ranging from studios...

Code for America pushes public works for creators

Brianna Pelayo October 18, 2011

Recruiters from a technological talent agency are searching for Austin residents who could use their electronic and computing skills to better the community. Code for America, a program which recruits...

Concert raises money for Bastrop fire victims

Brianna Pelayo October 18, 2011

Texas musical legends Willie Nelson and George Strait donated their time and talent to aid Bastrop residents in rebuilding their community during a benefit concert held at the Frank Erwin Center Monday...

Education professors honored for contributions to health

Brianna Pelayo October 11, 2011

The National Academy for Kinesiology honored three College of Education professors for their contributions to their field, the University announced Friday. Two of the honorees, Janice Todd and Jody Jensen,...

UT alumnus features new book depicting role in Chinese Punk Rock evolution

Brianna Pelayo October 11, 2011

UT alumnus and current high school physics teacher David O’Dell is not usually the one to bring up the subject of Chinese punk rock, but if asked, he would be able to explain in detail how he helped...

Higher tuition rates lead to student debt

Brianna Pelayo October 4, 2011

Over the past three decades, college tuition has increased at a rapid rate, exceeding the inflation rates of housing, energy and health care. Based on consumer price index data, the cost of tuition and...

Graduate student to stand trial in Iran

Brianna Pelayo October 4, 2011

Omid Kokabee, UT graduate student and member of the American Physical Society, will go on trial today in Iran facing espionage charges. Kokabee was arrested by Iranian authorities upon landing at Tehran’s...

Natural Sciences Week informs and entertains students

Brianna Pelayo September 27, 2011

In an attempt to bring more students and organizations together to learn about opportunities offered on campus, the College of Natural Sciences has put together Natural Sciences Week, a fun and informing...

Austin ranks No. 12 in best places to live

Brianna Pelayo September 27, 2011

Austin placed highly in a recently released ranking of America’s top 50 cities, beating out Houston, Dallas and San Antonio by a wide margin. Bloomberg Rankings and worked together...

‘Study in the States’ aid in international students’ success

Brianna Pelayo September 20, 2011

‘Study in the States,’a new website for international students, provides step-by-step resources to help students wanting to continue their studies in the United States. According to the Department...

Grant given to research team aids in research on transition metal oxides

Brianna Pelayo September 13, 2011

The National Science Foundation awarded an estimated $3 million Materials Interdisciplinary Research Team grant to a team at the Texas Materials Institute, a collaborative institute between the Cockrell...

Austin drivers not as bad as residents proclaim

Brianna Pelayo September 6, 2011

Contrary to what many Austinites may believe about the people they share the roads with, a recent report by Allstate Insurance Co. showed large improvement in quality of Austin drivers. According to the...

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