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Armstrong steps down as head of Livestrong

Joshua Fechter October 18, 2012

Lance Armstrong resigned as the chairman of Livestrong, his foundation dedicated to fighting cancer, in a statement issued Wednesday amidst mounting evidence that the award-winning cyclist used performance-enhancing...


Panel discusses implications of Fisher case

Joshua Fechter October 16, 2012

A panel of faculty members discussed arguments against affirmative action and contemplated the potential implications of Fisher v. University of Texas on Monday. On Oct. 10, the U.S. Supreme Court heard...

Tax increase necessary for med school, UT officials say

Joshua Fechter October 16, 2012

A proposed UT medical school and teaching hospital cannot be established without additional revenue from a property tax increase, according to UT officials. Residents will vote Nov. 6 on whether to fund...

City council approves urban rail planning funds

Joshua Fechter October 12, 2012

Capital Metro will begin a $5 million, three-year planning process for an urban rail project after Austin City Council unanimously approved the funds Thursday. Austin Urban Rail, a division of the city’s...


Commission denies historical status to house of former professor

Joshua Fechter October 10, 2012

The Austin Planning Commission unanimously voted Tuesday to recommend denying historical status to the former home of a UT physics professor. This decision contradicts the Austin Historic Landmark...

Student charged with breach of computer security

David Maly and Joshua Fechter October 9, 2012

A UT student turned himself in Monday for launching a computer attack on UT’s registration website last spring. He was arrested around 2 p.m. Monday and released on bond around 5 p.m. According...


Proposed UT teaching hospital would not provide family planning

Joshua Fechter October 4, 2012

Abortion and family planning services including birth control pills and emergency contraceptives will not be available at a proposed UT teaching hospital because of the operator’s religious beliefs. The...


Lawyers tout admissions policy, diversity on campus

Joshua Fechter October 3, 2012

Lawyers representing organizations that promote equal rights for minority groups said if the U.S. Supreme Court rules against UT’s admission policy, it could have a negative impact on diversity in...

Students wary of rising college tuition, anticipate Senatorial candidate debate

Joshua Fechter October 2, 2012

Students in organizations representing both sides of the aisle hope U.S. Senate candidates Ted Cruz and Paul Sadler will address the cost of higher education and health care reform during their first televised...


Libertarian candidate lays out anti-war, limited government platform

Joshua Fechter September 25, 2012

Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson sought to differentiate himself from the two major presidential candidates during a speech in Hogg Auditorium on Monday. Johnson said voting for a...

Symposium outlines 2020 sustainability goals

Joshua Fechter September 24, 2012

Aiming to integrate sustainability with UT’s needs and identity, UT officials met Friday and presented additions to the campus master plan designed to make the University more environmentally friendly. Members...

Doctors support property tax increase to fund UT medical school

Joshua Fechter September 18, 2012

More than 400 Austin-area doctors have signaled their support for a Nov. 6 ballot initiative that would increase property taxes in Travis County to help fund a new UT medical school and teaching hospital. If...

UT ranks 23rd best university in nation, new study finds

Joshua Fechter September 4, 2012

UT is the 23rd best university in the nation, according to Washington Monthly’s 2012 rankings of U.S. universities. Washington Monthly’s results differ significantly from those of U.S. News...

Fraternity denied permit to demolish house of former professor

Joshua Fechter August 30, 2012

The Austin Historic Landmark Commission unanimously voted to deny UT’s chapter of Phi Gamma Delta permission to demolish the former home of a UT physics professor. At its meeting Monday, the commission...


UT to commission study of campus waste

Joshua Fechter August 29, 2012

UT Division of Housing and Food Service is implementing single-stream recycling to encourage students and staff to dispose of waste properly. University officials hope to decrease the campus’ trash...

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