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All content by Justin Atkinson

Consent remains vital during Round Up weekend

Since Round Up began 86 years ago, it has evolved into one of the most highly anticipated weekends of the year. For good reason, too: Last year alone, the Interfraternity Council (IFC) and University Panhellenic...


Men must encourage healthy masculinity to curb gender-based violence

Justin Atkinson October 14, 2016

Donald Trump’s “locker-room talk," brought to light by a 2005 recording that surfaced last week, is a metaphor. The locker room represents the space where men can feel safe from the...


Daily Texan Newscast: September 25, 2015

Sameer Assanie and Justin Atkinson September 25, 2015

On this week's episode of The Daily Texan Newscast, we discuss the upcoming Moody bridge, a student led Islamophobia protest, food trucks on campus and UT's graduation rates. We also look...


Daily Texan Newscast: September 18, 2015

Justin Atkinson and Anthony Green September 18, 2015

On this week's episode of The Daily Texan Newscast, we discuss the UT System's Bystander Intervention Initiative, disgruntled employees at Wheatsville Co-op, the Megabus terminal relocation, the...


Daily Texan Newscast: September 11, 2015

Justin Atkinson and Anthony Green September 11, 2015

On this week's episode of the Daily Texan Newscast we discuss fracking on UT System lands, Julian Castro's visit to campus, gender neutral bathrooms, the upcoming Kinsolving coffee shop and updates...

New Austin charter bus service offers productivity to students

Justin Atkinson April 30, 2014

For a $100 one-way ticket, a new bus service between Austin and Dallas is hoping to create a radically different travelling experience than that offered by Megabus or Greyhound, according to Vonlane founder...

UT postdoctoral fellow launches astronomical web game

Justin Atkinson April 18, 2014

In hopes of encouraging greater interest and education in astronomy, one UT postdoctoral fellow has created an internet “gateway drug”: a simple but addictive game called Super Planet Crash.  Super...

During the Clinton administration, students called for greater recognition for black and LGBTQ civil rights

Justin Atkinson April 4, 2014

The continuation of civil rights issues on campus during Bill Clinton’s tenure as president revolved around the struggle to memorialize two key figures within the black community, and included new...

UT accounting department scores in national championship

Justin Atkinson March 26, 2014

March Madness is not just for basketball fans this year. Last week, UT’s accounting department won a national accounting championship based on this year’s NCAA tournament bracket. The competition,...


Majority of young conservatives accept same-sex marriage

Justin Atkinson March 21, 2014

In poll data released last week, the Pew Research Center reported 61 percent of Republicans and those who lean toward the Republican Party aged 18 to 29 favor the legal marriage of same-sex couples, as...

UT professor recognized for lifetime of work in Rio Grande literature

Justin Atkinson March 19, 2014

At a National Book Critics Circle ceremony in New York City last Thursday, a UT professor was awarded a lifetime achievement award for his 42 years of writing and publishing. English professor Rolando...

Nursing school launches interprofessional resource website

Justin Atkinson March 7, 2014

Students pursuing health professions will now be able to more easily access UT-related events, lectureships and opportunities related to health care professions because of a website developed by several...

UT professor elected into native country’s research academy

Justin Atkinson March 5, 2014

The Academy of Athens, a research academy established in 1926, announced the election of a native Greek UT professor to its list of members Thursday night. Nicholas Peppas, born in Athens, Greece, moved...


Dan Patrick, David Dewhurst to face off in run-off election in Republican lieutenant governor primary

HOUSTON — After a close and hard-fought primary election, state Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, took a lead over incumbent David Dewhurst in the race for the Republican candidate for lieutenant...


Explore UT motivates young Texas students to pursue higher education

Justin Atkinson March 3, 2014

About 50,000 people flooded the UT campus Saturday for Explore UT — nicknamed “The Biggest Open House in Texas” — which encourages schoolchildren to pursue higher education. Explore...

Music streaming services discourage illegal downloads

Justin Atkinson February 28, 2014

The rise in popularity of Spotify and iTunes radio, two popular online music streaming applications, has reduced UT students’ motivation to illegally download media, according to UT officials. Tom...


UT urban design team named national finalist in land development competition

Justin Atkinson February 26, 2014

Students from UT have been named as finalists in an urban design competition alongside groups from Georgia Tech, the University of Maryland and Harvard. The Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition...

UT information security officials say UT has strong security system

Justin Atkinson February 21, 2014

After a breach of more than 300,000 personal records — including students’ social security numbers — at the University of Maryland, College Park, UT information security officials said...

Fine Arts Library faces challenges in storing newly purchased music

Justin Atkinson February 19, 2014

After purchasing the entirety of radio station KUT’s physical library — 60,000 CDs and 4,000 LPs — the Fine Arts Library is now facing the challenge of organizing and accommodating the...

Jackson School of Geosciences professor links spectrum of dinosaur colors to evolution

Justin Atkinson February 14, 2014

Research involving the pigmentation of dinosaurs has led researchers at UT to link prehistoric evolution to color. Julia Clarke, an associate professor in the Jackson School of Geosciences, collaborated...


Pizza remains a staple of the college-student diet

Justin Atkinson February 12, 2014

America is a pizza-hungry nation, and UT is no exception. University dining venues sold a combined total of 257,392 slices of pizza last semester alone — 6.5 slices for each of the University’s...


Secretary of Energy speaks to UT community about energy solutions, immigration

Justin Atkinson February 7, 2014

U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz said in a speech Thursday at the University that he attributes progress in the field of renewable energy to the efforts of immigrant citizens. “The president...


Visiting professor discusses progression of online social networks

Justin Atkinson February 5, 2014

In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, when most Americans were checking Twitter for updates on the manhunt, Boston College professor Jerry Kane was checking Twitter to analyze the network itself. At...


UT sophomore launches Greek-focused social media app

Justin Atkinson January 29, 2014

GreekLink, a new social media mobile application targeted towards Greek life at UT, is in the early stages of introduction, but its creator is setting sights high for the future.  During his...


Author Ann Patchett shares her story as a novelist

Justin Atkinson January 24, 2014

Novelist Ann Patchett recalled the transformation of her personal style of writing throughout the years as part of the Joynes Reading Room Literary Series on Thursday night. English professor Elizabeth...


Festival brings print art to Austin and Blanton

Justin Atkinson January 17, 2014

The Blanton Museum of Art held an open-house exhibit showcasing its printmaking collection Thursday night as part of a month-long print festival in Austin.  The exhibit, under the direction of...

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