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Expand long-term counseling

Expand long-term counseling

March 29, 2021
Columnist Hairuo Yi argues UT should devote more funds from COVID-19 relief to supporting long-term CMHC services.
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Centralize information for internal transfer students

March 5, 2021

Being interested in double majoring myself, I’ve gone to a handful of information sessions and major advising appointments — much like the other 65% of UT students who change majors at least...

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Students face internal transfer difficulties, push for standardized application

February 9, 2021

Editor's Note: This story first appeared in The Daily Texan's February 5 online edition. Some students hoping to transfer to another college or major struggle with unavailable advisers...

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Off-campus, international students unsure of COVID-19 vaccine distribution

January 29, 2021

UT plans to provide available COVID-19 vaccines to students and staff, but students who currently live outside of Austin said they have received little guidance from the University on how to access them.  Students...

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UT Health Austin’s ambulatory surgery center opens, provides accessible care

January 28, 2021

UT Health Austin’s ambulatory surgery center opened Jan. 19, offering an alternative to hospital-based outpatient procedures.  Ambulatory surgery centers are health care facilities that are...

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UT-Austin sustainability master plan achievements, goals to be announced during symposium

December 3, 2020

Achievements and future goals of UT’s sustainability master plan, published in 2016 to ensure sustainability efforts evolve at UT, will be revealed during a virtual Dec. 4 symposium. The six main...

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APD reports 450 party violations, daily noise complaints in West Campus ZIP code since classes began

December 3, 2020

Nonemergency party reports made on student residences off campus have continued throughout the semester, and UT and housing management say they have little jurisdiction to enforce consequences.  Since...

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UT senior compiles data from subreddits to evaluate student COVID-19 responses

November 19, 2020

UT student Michelle Xia attempted to determine student sentiments toward topics such as COVID-19 in a recent study using data from the UT and Texas A&M University subreddits. Xia used a system of...

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UT expands window to apply for extension of stay for international students

November 17, 2020

In response to a proposed rule by the Department of Homeland Security, which would limit foreign students’ visas to a four-year or two-year term, UT International Student and Scholar Services expanded...

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English fluency testing requirements for international students pose admissions barriers

November 6, 2020

A lack of available standardized testing for English proficiency in other countries has led to technological and financial challenges for international students applying to UT and other colleges in the...

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UT-Austin students feel anxious about election in polarized political climate

November 4, 2020

Some students have expressed anxiety about this years’ election results, saying it is one of the most important elections of their lifetime. With increased student involvement on social media,...

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UT international students struggle with time zone differences, lecture attendance, scheduled exams

November 3, 2020

International students are struggling to balance familial and social matters with late-night lectures and tests. With 12+ hour time differences, their days begin in the afternoon and sometimes run until...

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Paid homework program Quest raises financial concerns for UT-Austin students

October 7, 2020

Required homework programs such as Quest can be a financial burden during the pandemic, some students say. Quest, a UT-developed homework and testing service, has been a staple in introductory science...

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Proctorio raises student privacy concerns, tech issues for UT students, faculty

October 6, 2020

Students and faculty have raised concerns about Proctorio’s ability to protect them and their data this midterm season. Proctorio is a software that records students’ webcams and microphones,...

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RecSports martial arts groups host practice online

September 28, 2020

UT RecSports martial arts groups have transitioned to Zoom or hybrid practices to facilitate social distancing, using props and focusing training on individual techniques like footwork.  On Sept....

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Students start Black studies scholarship fundraiser

September 25, 2020

Liberal Arts Council student leaders are hoping to raise $2,500 through a HornRaiser to provide experiential learning opportunities in Black Studies. Grace Blumenfeld, project logistics lead for the...