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Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

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Facebook ride-hailing group pre-launches new app

June 13, 2016

Over 100 people crammed into the basement of Brand New Books on Tuesday night to hear about the new ride-hailing system taking the Austin streets. What started as a Facebook group connecting riders...


University Co-op welcomes new CEO

May 5, 2016

When George Mitchell announced his retirement after 28 years of serving as the CEO of the University Co-op, the board of directors searched for his replacement and found someone close to home. Cheryl...


Grant funds research on libraries bridging the digital divide

April 28, 2016

To accommodate an age where internet is almost a necessity, public libraries lend out mobile hotspots to help their patrons stay connected. Radio-television-film professor Sharon Strover will lead a...

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Civil engineers row to first place in concrete canoe competition

April 28, 2016

UT civil engineering students showed their brains and brawn by working together to build and race a concrete canoe, winning first place and an invitation to compete at a national competition in June. The...


American Dream becomes the ultimate goal instead of the standard

April 19, 2016

Everyone seeks to achieve the “American Dream,” but a UT professor argues that the middle class is becoming more estranged from the goal for the first time in 50 years. Owning a home, succeeding...


Bloodstained Men group protests circumcision on the Drag

April 14, 2016

A group of five men and women protested circumcision yesterday by wearing white suits with red stains around the crotches on the corner of Guadalupe Street and 24th Street. The suits were painted red...


UT System finds potential new oil well sites

April 12, 2016

The UT System has located 21,000 potential new well sites on its oil lands, which could generate significant revenue for the System. University Lands, a division of the System’s Office of Business...


CapMetro drives change with new UT shuttle buses

April 8, 2016

The iconic orange and white buses often seen cruising around the UT area will be replaced with new buses matching the city bus models starting this month. The current fleet of UT shuttle buses have...


Grade inflation at University continues to rise

April 5, 2016

Although students often toss around the phrase “Cs get degrees,” a recent study indicates that more college students nowadays are getting As and Bs, with the same or less effort as students...


Block Party celebrates Israeli culture

March 31, 2016

Texans for Israel hosted their 18th annual block party, where participants ate traditional Jewish food, took pictures with camels and learned about the nation of Israel yesterday on the East Mall. The...


Masters in Marketing open for application for summer

March 29, 2016

Artistry and analytics will fuse in a new degree offered at the McCombs School of Business. McCombs has introduced a Master of Science in Marketing degree plan for students from any undergraduate background...


New book co-authored by UT experts sheds light on migration

March 24, 2016

A new book co-authored by UT experts that examines the history and policies behind international migration will be available to read May 30. The book, “Migration in an Era of Restriction and Recession,”...


UT grad fights to keep her degree

March 22, 2016

The Travis County District Court will hear UT graduate Suvi Orr’s case against the University on April 14. The University seeks to revoke Orr’s Ph.D. for the second time. Orr graduated with...


Austin soars in airport ranking

March 10, 2016

An international council for air travel ranked Austin-Bergstrom International Airport third for best in customer service in 2015 among North American airports, based on customer survey responses. The...


UT organization joins in city-wide nonprofit fundraiser

March 8, 2016

The UT chapter of Camp Kesem and 610 other nonprofit organizations around the city have a goal of collectively raising $9 million for their organizations in 24 hours, starting tonight at 6 p.m. Camp...


Website allows for international policy comparison

March 3, 2016

Professors and students expanded a website on Tuesday that will allow the comparison of government policies of over 20 different nations dating back to 1946. Government professor Bryan Jones, University...


Poll predicts Cruz, Clinton to win Texas primary

March 1, 2016

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the Democratic Party and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz are the predicted winners for today’s primary election in Texas, according to one poll published in the Texas...


Grant brings new professors and technology to campus to further cancer research

February 23, 2016

Through funding from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, two established investigators and the latest in structure microscope technology are being brought to UT. In January, Thomas...


Austin ranked second best in pet friendliness

February 18, 2016

Dog is man’s best friend and Austin is one of dog’s best friends, according to a new ranking list. Austin was recently ranked as the second-best city for pet friendliness by apartment...


Artist uses new exhibit to open conversation about black history

February 16, 2016

UT research artist Eto Otitigbe is opening conversation about black history in monuments with his new art exhibit on campus, “Patience on a Monument,” in conjunction with the 40th anniversary...


Engineering professors elected to the National Academy of Engineering

February 11, 2016

Two professors from the Cockrell School of Engineering were elected to the National Academy of Engineering out of 102 engineers from all over the world. David Maidment and Bridget Scanlon became new...


Researchers study shuttle explosions to explain why organizations repeat mistakes

February 4, 2016

Just 82 seconds after it left the ground, a suitcase-sized piece of foam from the Columbia shuttle’s main fuel tank broke off, damaging its wing and heat shield. The accident ultimately led to the...


Ph.D. candidate discusses Latinos’ religion

January 28, 2016

In a talk about how the religion of Latinos effects their political views, Alicia Reyes-Barrientez presented her research for consideration for the 2016–2017 Carlos E. Castaneda postdoctoral fellowship...

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