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All content by Katie Balevic

EERC hosts first student-run event

Katie Balevic December 4, 2017

The Engineering Education and Research Center had its first major social event on Friday night since its opening in August. The new building donned Christmas lights and poker tables for the casino-themed...


Free speech is threatened by left, FOX News pundit says at lecture

Katie Balevic November 14, 2017

The left is stifling free speech in America by preventing political debates, said FOX News Contributor Guy Benson at an event for the College Republicans at Texas. “The lexicon of silencing (occurs)...


Students debate gun control in wake of mass shootings

Katie Balevic November 8, 2017

In the wake of recent mass shootings in Las Vegas and Sutherland Springs, Texas, students respectfully debated the divisive issue of gun control in Parlin Hall on Tuesday night. At the discussion hosted...


NPR correspondent visits UT, says journalists should be wary of scientific findings

Katie Balevic November 3, 2017

The vast majority of small scientific studies are not reproducible, said National Public Radio science desk correspondent Richard Harris to an auditorium of journalism students Thursday night. Harris...


Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage speaks on importance of American theater

Katie Balevic October 25, 2017

Over 100 students and community members filled Rainey Hall on Tuesday to hear Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage speak. Nottage, the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for drama twice,...


Student Government launches social entrepreneurship learning lab

Katie Balevic October 19, 2017

Student Government accepted its first group of fellows this year for the Social Entrepreneurship Learning Lab, or SELL, Fellowship Program, an initiative that aims to give undergraduate students skills...

Faculty members speak at special forum on hurricane crisis afflicting Puerto Rico, Caribbean

Katie Balevic October 18, 2017

On Tuesday, Puerto Rican faculty members voiced frustration towards the lack of U.S. relief in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean following hurricanes Irma and Maria. “We matter, not because we are...


Football players speak out about #TakeaKnee protests

Katie Balevic October 3, 2017

In August 2016, former UT football player Nate Boyer wrote to Colin Kaepernick, who had been criticized for choosing to sit during the national anthem. Boyer, a former Green Beret, told Kaepernick that...

McCombs has a 47 percent female enrollment rate, but finance is only 29 percent female

Katie Balevic September 25, 2017

While the McCombs School of Business boasts a 47 percent female enrollment rate in its undergraduate program, only 29 percent of finance majors are women, according to fall 2017 data from the University.  The...

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Latino Pan-Hellenic Council showcases diversity in Greek life

Katie Balevic September 13, 2017

The Latino Pan-Hellenic Council, LPHC, hosted its biannual showcase event Tuesday evening to show potential new members the values and traditions of its sororities and fraternities. Five sororities...

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