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UT-Austin to change Title IX policy under new federal regulations, still using law firm recommendations

August 13, 2020

UT-Austin has changed its Title IX policies to comply with new federal regulations while still following law firm Husch Blackwell’s recommendations. The U.S. Department of Education’s new...

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Classics professor accused of advocating for pedophilia sues student, others for libel, slander

July 23, 2020

Classics professor Thomas Hubbard is suing 11 people, including at least one UT student, for libel and slander after they accused him of advocating for pedophilia and called for his removal from the University...

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Some students say Title IX investigations experience delays while remote

July 14, 2020

After filing her initial Title IX complaint in November, public health senior Kierstyn Gallegos said she was regularly updated on her case after meeting with investigators in January. Since all campus...

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UT-Austin should centralize Title IX investigations into one office, law firm recommends

July 8, 2020

Law firm Husch Blackwell has released its final set of Title IX policy recommendations for the University, including a recommendation to centralize Title IX investigations to one office. Husch Blackwell...

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President Fenves reflects on last 5 years

May 8, 2020

As UT President Gregory Fenves prepares to depart from his position in June, he reflects on his five-year term and what he learned from leading the University. Fenves said he was planning to leave the...

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Abbott loosens certain ceremony restrictions, reopens salons, gyms

May 5, 2020

Editor’s note: This story is part of The Daily Texan’s coverage of how coronavirus concerns are affecting UT-Austin. Read the rest of our coverage here. Gov. Greg Abbott announced a new executive...

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Graduate students petition for reduced summer tuition due to COVID-19

April 28, 2020

Graduate students are demanding reduced summer tuition and credit waivers due to coronavirus concerns in a petition sent to University administration April 21. Earlier this month, President Gregory...

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Title IX Office continues to work remotely, will implement recommendations

April 10, 2020

Editor’s note: This story is part of The Daily Texan’s coverage of how coronavirus concerns are affecting UT-Austin. Read the rest of our coverage here. The University’s Title IX Office...

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UT Student Emergency Fund receives over $800,000 for students facing financial challenges

April 9, 2020

Editor’s note: This story is part of The Daily Texan’s coverage of how coronavirus concerns are affecting UT-Austin. Read the rest of our coverage here. As of Wednesday afternoon, donors have...

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McCombs Dean Jay Hartzell named interim UT-Austin president after announcement of Fenves departure

April 7, 2020

Update, 3:02 p.m.: The UT System Board of Regents voted Wednesday to appoint Jay Hartzell, dean of the McCombs School of Business, as UT-Austin’s interim president. UT-Austin President Gregory...

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UT-Austin summer classes to be held online

April 1, 2020

Editor’s note: This story is part of The Daily Texan’s coverage of how coronavirus concerns are affecting UT-Austin. Read the rest of our coverage here. Summer classes will be held online,...

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UT-Austin not tracking student coronavirus cases outside Austin, continues tracking cases around campus

March 31, 2020

Editor’s note: This story is part of The Daily Texan’s coverage of how coronavirus concerns are affecting UT-Austin. Read the rest of our coverage here. UT will now refer to Travis County...

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Grading policy now offers pass/fail for all classes

March 27, 2020

Editor’s note: This story is part of The Daily Texan’s coverage of how coronavirus concerns are affecting UT-Austin. Read the rest of our coverage here. Students can now change all classes...

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UT-Austin moving all classes online, requiring students to leave residence halls

March 17, 2020

Editor’s note: This story is part of The Daily Texan’s coverage of how coronavirus concerns are affecting UT-Austin. Read the rest of our coverage here. All UT classes will be moved online...

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Large community gatherings prohibited in Austin to stop coronavirus spread

March 15, 2020

Editor’s note: This story is part of The Daily Texan’s coverage of how coronavirus concerns are affecting UT-Austin. Read the rest of our coverage here. Gatherings of 250 or more people...

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How is UT-Austin policy changing because of coronavirus?

March 13, 2020

Editor’s note: This story is part of The Daily Texan’s coverage of how coronavirus concerns are affecting UT-Austin. Read the rest of our coverage here. President Gregory Fenves, Executive...

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Some classes to move online after spring break due to coronavirus, University officials say

March 12, 2020

Editor’s note: This story is part of The Daily Texan’s coverage of how coronavirus concerns are affecting UT-Austin. Read the rest of our coverage here. The University plans to implement...

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Students show solidarity with women-led protests in Mexico

March 10, 2020

Women in Mexico disappeared from the public eye Monday in a nationwide demonstration called “A Day Without Women.” For Mexican women, “A Day Without Women” was a strike against...

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UT-Austin to change sexual misconduct policy to terminate, release names of violators

March 2, 2020

Editor's Note: This story has been updated from an earlier version with additional information about the Husch Blackwell review of UT's sexual misconduct policies. The University announced substantial...

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Q&A: Husch Blackwell lawyer discusses UT-Austin sexual misconduct policy review

February 27, 2020

The Daily Texan spoke with Texas Law alumna Paige Duggins-Clay of Husch Blackwell LLP, the law firm reviewing the University’s sexual misconduct policies. Three lawyers from the firm plan to release...

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Former UT tennis coach Michael Center sentenced to six months in admissions scandal

February 24, 2020

Michael Center, former UT men’s tennis coach, was sentenced to six months in prison Monday afternoon at a Boston federal court for accepting a $100,000 bribe to fraudulently admit a student to the...

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Emergency fund helps staff members in crisis, available for donations on HornRaiser

February 18, 2020

When Fran Peña realized she was having a mental health emergency, she did everything right. She went to an emergency room and checked herself into a mental health hospital, but before she could...

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Faculty task force on community standards formed in response to student protests to meet

February 13, 2020

Faculty members will meet this Thursday to discuss their ideal campus environment and will work throughout the coming months to achieve that climate by implementing goals offered by faculty. The Task...

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UT-Austin student organizers frustrated with administration on sexual misconduct policy reform

February 6, 2020

Student members of the Misconduct Working Group said their voices were overpowered and their ideas ignored during meetings to plan a forum about sexual misconduct on campus. The group was formed after...

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Iowa Democratic caucus results still delayed due to reporting ‘inconsistencies’

February 5, 2020

The results of the Iowa caucus are still unclear after a historic delay in vote counting Tuesday night.   The Iowa caucus is the first primary election, kicking off the election season. At...

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Authentic, New York-style bagels sold in dining halls after student feedback

January 29, 2020

Over the past few semesters, a University Housing and Dining staff member noticed a trend in dining halls: Students were not eating the bagels. Erich Geiger, senior director of dining and catering at...

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Fenves announces sexual misconduct policy recommendations deadline

January 29, 2020

The law firm reviewing the University’s sexual misconduct policies will provide recommended changes by Feb. 28, according to a campuswide email UT President Gregory Fenves sent Tuesday. At Monday’s...

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‘Our process is failing you’: UT-Austin holds forum on sexual misconduct policies with President Fenves, campus leadership

January 28, 2020

“Yes, we have failed you,” UT President Gregory Fenves said after multiple students requested UT administration explicitly state if UT’s sexual misconduct policies have failed students. Fenves,...

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Austin celebrates Hi, How Are You? Day with concert

January 23, 2020

Austin celebrated the third Hi, How Are You? Day with a concert headlined by Cage the Elephant on Wednesday. The event was held in honor of late Austin-based artist and musician Daniel Johnston to raise...

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Starbucks, Steak ‘n Shake open at Union, roof construction begins

January 22, 2020

As Starbucks reopens, other areas of The Texas Union are undergoing multiple changes, with a new restaurant opening and roof construction starting over the Shirley Bird Perry Ballroom.  The Starbucks...

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Co-op provides affordable course materials to students

January 21, 2020

The University Co-op changed its rental return policy last fall, allowing students a 10-day grace period to return rented textbooks with a small fee before charging the full price of the book, said Michael...

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UT-Austin releases 17 names of faculty, staff in violation of sexual misconduct policy

January 9, 2020

Three faculty members and 14 staff members were found in violation of the University’s sexual misconduct policies between November 2017 and December 2019, according to records released Thursday by...

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Timeline: University, student response to Coleman Hutchison, Sahotra Sarkar

December 10, 2019

Students held four protests this semester against faculty sexual misconduct and the continued employment of English associate professor Coleman Hutchison and Sahotra Sarkar, an integrated biology and philosophy...

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UT-Austin students protest faculty sexual misconduct for 4th time this semester

December 7, 2019

Student protesters took to the steps of the Tower and held a large red banner with the words “UT Protects Abusers” for the fourth protest against faculty sexual misconduct this semester.  The...

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Provost announces date of town hall forum on sexual misconduct, working group membership

December 6, 2019

The University has finalized the Misconduct Working Group’s membership roster and the date of the town hall forum to discuss sexual misconduct, according to an email sent by Provost Maurie McInnis...

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UT Libraries pursuing paths to make scholarly material more available after receiving $2.7 million in recurring funds

December 4, 2019

The UT Libraries are pursuing paths to make scholarly material more available after provost Maurie McInnis committed $2.7 million in recurring funds to the libraries’ budget in November.  The...

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Provost announces new geosciences dean starting spring 2020

December 3, 2019

The Jackson School of Geosciences will have a new dean effective next year, executive vice president and provost Maurie McInnis announced in an email Monday.  Until officially starting her position...

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UTPD investigating the University’s former assistant vice president of procurement

December 2, 2019

The University’s former assistant vice president of procurement, business and payment services is connected to a criminal investigation by the UT Police Department for conduct that occurred during...

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Students protest University’s handling of faculty misconduct during 3rd Sit-In for Student Safety

November 21, 2019

More than 30 students chanted, hung signs and called University officials outside the provost’s office Wednesday while protesting the University’s handling of faculty sexual misconduct.  Sit-In...

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Students protest University’s handling of faculty misconduct during 3rd Sit-In for Student Safety

November 20, 2019

More than 30 students chanted, hung signs and called University officials outside the provost’s office Wednesday while protesting the University’s handling of faculty sexual misconduct.  Sit-In...

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UT Libraries budget receives $2.7 million increase in recurring funds

November 14, 2019

The budget for the University’s libraries will increase after remaining at $30 million for the past 10 years despite inflation and increasing subscription rates. Maurie McInnis, executive vice...

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UT Child Development Center gets approval for building to replace San Jacinto Center inside School of Social Work

November 13, 2019

The University Budget Council approved an $8 million proposal to relocate and expand one of the Child Development Center’s locations last month.  Center program director Hara Cootes said...

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Students gather again at Tower to protest professors found guilty of sexual misconduct by University

November 11, 2019

Students gathered in the Tower Friday and chanted phrases such as “Abusive professors deserve to die!” and “Kick out abusive creeps!” during the second Sit-In for Student Safety.  Around...

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Students gather again at Tower to protest professors found guilty of sexual misconduct by University

November 9, 2019

Students gathered in the Tower Friday and chanted phrases such as “Abusive professors deserve to die!” and “Kick out abusive creeps!” during the second Sit-In for Student Safety.  Around...

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President Fenves addresses sexual misconduct policy concerns in campuswide email

November 8, 2019

UT President Gregory Fenves sent a campuswide email Thursday regarding upcoming changes to the University’s sexual misconduct policies.  Fenves said the University will be hiring a team of...

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Explainer: How the University handles Title IX complaints

November 7, 2019

After student protests on faculty misconduct, the University has committed to look into its Title IX processes, according to a statement from Maurie McInnis, executive vice president and provost. Title...

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U.S. Rep. Dan Crenshaw talks American values, working in Congress

November 6, 2019

U.S. Rep. Dan Crenshaw spoke to students on whether America is losing its patriotism and gave them a glimpse into the world of Congress on campus Tuesday. Crenshaw, R-Texas, is a freshman congressman...

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First LGBTQ+ faculty council studies campus climate, potential changes to UT practices

November 1, 2019

UT’s first LGBTQ+ faculty council, created in May, is currently looking into ways to best support a part of the faculty population which historically has been underrepresented. The Council...

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UT shares response to Sit In for Student Safety, concerns about faculty misconduct

October 31, 2019

The University responded to student concerns about classes taught by faculty found guilty of sexual misconduct in a statement released on their news website Wednesday. Maurie McInnis, executive vice...

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Students hold ‘Sit in for Student Safety,’ protest professors teaching after being found guilty of misconduct by University

October 25, 2019

Chants of “Actions, not words” and “No excuses for abusers” echoed through the halls of the Tower during a sit-in outside the provost’s office Friday morning. Dozens of...

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Task force to discuss ways to handle triggering class material

October 24, 2019

Faculty, staff and students will be discussing strategies to address traumatic class material, such as sexual violence, at a task force meeting this Friday. The Faculty Council approved the formation...

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UT Child Development Center plans to expand Lavaca Street location, add 40 spots by May 2022

October 23, 2019

There are currently 650 children on the waitlist for UT child care. The University’s Child Development Center is planning to expand its Lavaca Street location and add 40 more spots by May 2022,...

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Nationwide survey shows students becoming more aware of campus sexual misconduct resources

October 22, 2019

The University did not participate in this year’s Association of American Universities’ sexual misconduct survey, and officials cite the UT System’s own study in 2017 as the reason why. The...

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UT’s demographics differ from Texas’ population, underrepresent minorities

October 17, 2019

The University has committed itself to maintaining a diverse population, but according to the Chronicle of Higher Education, minorities remain disproportionately represented at UT.  Of the 7,856...

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Two new majors in Black Studies and Information to be added to the 2020-2022 catalogue

October 15, 2019

UT’s Faculty Council passed plans Tuesday to add new majors to the School of Information and the College of Liberal Arts’ Black Studies program. The bachelor of arts in race, indigeneity...

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Students wary of class group chats after anthropology chat accused of cheating

October 10, 2019

After about 70 University students were recommended for failure or expulsion when information about an exam was posted in a class GroupMe last week, students say they are leaving GroupMes out of caution. Anthropology...

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Harvard decision upholds race as factor in admissions

October 7, 2019

A federal judge upheld Harvard University’s use of race in its admissions process last week and ruled against Students for Fair Admissions, a group that is also suing UT for using race in its...

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History department works to replaces plastic, paper waste in Garrison Hall

October 4, 2019

Over the course of a few months, the majority of Garrison Hall’s plastic and paper waste have been replaced with compostable alternatives.  History professors Tracie Matysik and Joan Neuberger...

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Student organization coalition to inform students on interpersonal violence more efficiently

October 1, 2019

Multiple campus organizations have joined together to form a coalition under the Interpersonal Violence Prevention policy, a Student Government agency that provides information and resources about interpersonal...

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Pelosi talks impeachment inquiry, 2020 elections

September 29, 2019

Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, said the facts behind the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump are “self-evident” and justified, formally launching...

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Women and LGBTQ activist groups expecting significant voter turnout in 2020

September 29, 2019

As the country prepares for the 2020 election, activists and politicians such as Ai-jen Poo and Annise Parker, respectively, said women and the LGBTQ community are becoming more politically active.   Two...

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El Paso, Dayton mayors, community leaders discuss gun violence

September 27, 2019

Assault weapon bans and universal background checks dominated the conversations on gun violence and recent mass shootings at the 2019 Texas Tribune Festival on Friday.  The Tribune hosted two conversations...

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Latino Studies opens La Tiendita, donation-supported resource center

September 27, 2019

Students can now pick up food, toiletries and paper goods from La Tiendita, a recently opened resource pantry in the Gloria Anzaldúa activities student room within the Gordon-White Building. Mallory...

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Outward facing sign policy currently under review, Gun Free UT signs still stand

September 26, 2019

The University’s policy on outward facing signs has been under review since last September, when the University mandated that all Gun Free UT signs be taken down. The passage of Senate Bill 18 this...

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University launches substance abuse prevention program SHIFT

September 25, 2019

The Division of Student Affairs and the School of Undergraduate Studies launched SHIFT, a substance abuse prevention initiative, on Tuesday, Sept. 24. Dozens of students attended the kickoff for the...

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Fenves announces new ethics initiative

September 17, 2019

UT President Gregory Fenves announced a new initiative aiming to strengthen the University’s commitment to ethical conduct in the workplace via email Monday morning. Honor Texas is a commitment...

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Faculty Council discusses SB 212, Title IX reporting policies

September 17, 2019

To address concerns surrounding the penalties and impact on students created by new Title IX policies, the UT Faculty Council met Monday to discuss how Senate Bill 212 will be implemented at UT. Faculty...

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Engineering professor sues University, alleges discrimination because of pregnancy

September 16, 2019

In a lawsuit filed against the University last week, engineering assistant professor Evdokia Nikolova said she was discriminated against and denied tenure during the 2018-2019 academic year because...

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University announces Adriana Alicea-Rodriguez as new Title IX coordinator

September 16, 2019

Adriana Alicea-Rodriguez will be the new associate vice president and Title IX coordinator, the University announced in an email Friday morning. Alicea-Rodriguez will begin work as the coordinator...

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University announces Adriana Alicea-Rodriguez as new Title IX coordinator

September 14, 2019

The University announced Adriana Alicea-Rodriguez as UT’s new associate vice president and Title IX coordinator in an email Friday morning. Alicea-Rodriguez will start work as the coordinator...

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Texas universities react differently to new free speech law

September 11, 2019

Unlike some Texas public universities, the University had to change more of its campuswide free speech policies after a new state law went into effect Sept. 1. The 86th Texas Legislature passed Senate...

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University completes admission scandal investigation, finds no other fraudulent admissions

September 9, 2019

A legal review of the athletics admissions scandal revealed no other student-athletes were improperly admitted to UT, UT President Gregory Fenves announced in an email to the student body Monday. “The...

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Global learning award winners honored for their research

September 9, 2019

The UT-Austin Development Board honored the students who won the President’s Award for Global Learning in a meeting Friday. Teams of students and faculty partnered up to plan a research project...

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Former 81-year-old Bastrop mayor pursues second degree

September 9, 2019

As freshmen and seniors alike pored over syllabi and prepared for the fall semester, 81-year-old former Bastrop mayor Terry Orr joined them. As a civil engineering graduate from Texas A&M and...

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Graduate students concerned about long-term plans for tuition coverage

September 6, 2019

Graduate students struggling to pay their tuition are being temporarily assisted by a supplement to their current university aid, but some students are concerned about paying tuition when the supplement...

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New exchange program in South Korea allows students to learn language, experience culture

September 3, 2019

A new exchange program with Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea, is now taking applications for spring 2020 study abroad. The University had an affiliate program that allowed students to travel...

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Libraries’ “inadequate” budget causes cuts, prevents planning

September 3, 2019

The budget for UT libraries has remained at $30 million for the past 10 years, inhibiting growth in technology and academia, said Chris Carter, library director of organizational effectiveness.  The...

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University announces new free speech policy

September 3, 2019

Starting Sunday, the University will change how it enforces free speech in most on-campus outdoor public spaces in accordance with a new state law. In an email sent to the student body Friday afternoon,...

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University changes free speech policies for common outdoor areas following new state law

August 31, 2019

Starting Sunday, the University will change how it enforces free speech in most on-campus outdoor public spaces in accordance with a new state law. In an email sent to the student body Friday afternoon,...

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Free on-campus resources provided to students

August 28, 2019

While UT students have to pay out of pocket for food, books and other necessities, the University offers several free services they might not be aware of.   Among the free resources offered to...

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Title IX Coordinator finalists discuss their plans, meet students, faculty

August 21, 2019

The two finalists in consideration to become UT’s new Title IX Coordinator met with students and faculty Monday and Tuesday to discuss the future of the Office of Compliance. During the two meetings...

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Environmental activist group protests by attempting to plant tree on campus

May 7, 2019

After graduating from UT in 1971 as a Plan II major with a focus on environmentalism, Susan Lippman now spends her time participating in protests with the environmental activist organization Extinction...

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French UT students affected by the fire at Notre-Dame

April 25, 2019

Victor Sambuis, business sophomore and France native, recalls learning about Notre-Dame in history classes as early as second grade. Last Monday, he watched the historic cathedral catch fire on a screen...

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Tenure track and non-tenure faculty face different paths to promotion, pay raises

April 10, 2019

Since 2003, tenured faculty have seen a consistent rise in their yearly salary, while lecturers’ yearly salary has decreased by 0.4 percent and hovered generally around $60,000. Non-tenured...

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Mask from ‘The Texas Chain Saw Massacre’ preserved at the Harry Ransom Center for patrons

March 26, 2019

The iconic Leatherface mask from the horror movie “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre” has been preserved by the Harry Ransom Center and is available for patrons to view. The mask was donated...

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University Housing and Dining renewal contract delays caused by finalization process

March 14, 2019

University Housing and Dining sent out renewal contract offers for on-campus housing almost a month late, affecting nearly 1,700 current students. Renewal contract offers were supposed to be sent out...

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School of Undergraduate Studies prepares students to decide a major before end of sophomore year

March 12, 2019

Undeclared students who are finishing up their sophomore year this semester have only until April to decide what major to commit to. The School for Undergraduate Studies, which houses undeclared students,...

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Pilot instructor module makes sending accommodation letters, reserving exams rooms easier

February 26, 2019

Services for Students with Disabilities is currently beta-testing a system that will allow professors to view student accommodation requests online. Currently, students can request accommodations online,...

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Texas Performing Arts venues increase security, includes metal detectors and clear bag policy

February 19, 2019

Texas Performing Arts increased the security at their venue entrances to include metal detectors, a new policy on bags and wands for security guards. The new security policy went into effect Oct....

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Thousands march at Capitol in annual Texas Rally for Life

January 28, 2019

Thousands of anti-abortion supporters from around the state carried signs reading “Defund Planned Parenthood” and chanted “We are pro-life” on the steps of the Texas Capitol...

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Three UT Education students fundraise to help local elementary school

December 5, 2018

Three UT-Austin education students are fundraising to buy toiletries, clothes and shoes for an Austin elementary school’s toiletry and clothing closet. Bilingual education juniors Amber Dingman,...

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Computer science department uses new methods to engage students and help retain course material

November 30, 2018

Computer science professors are incorporating flipped classrooms and paired programming to engage with students in larger, lecture-style courses. The flipped classroom method “flips” the...

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Death of Snowpea the ‘albino’ squirrel documented by UT Squirrels page

November 28, 2018

On Nov. 11, Snowpea the “albino” squirrel was found dead near the Gates Dell Complex. She is survived by her children. The Squirrels of UT Facebook and Instagram pages document the many...

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New veteran couples counseling program accepting donations

November 14, 2018

Susan Haley was deployed to Kosovo in 2002 only days following her wedding. After she returned, she reunited with her husband Donald for a few months before he was relocated and later deployed to Iraq...

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Student created group chat helps find free food on campus

November 8, 2018

A student group chat focused on finding free food on college campuses has grown into a community that spans across multiple universities. Finesse UT is a group chat on GroupMe where students can post...

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Construction affects the Tower bells, Carillon Guild maintains the bells

November 8, 2018

Above the 32 floors of the UT Tower, the bells that usually ring daily were silent for a week in late October. The bells are part of a carillon, an instrument consisting of large bronze bells typically...

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Students who struggle with registration offered use of limited ballot

October 31, 2018

Students who are registered to vote outside of Travis County can vote using a limited ballot — which contains only common races between counties — during the early voting period.  Public...

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Students who change their name with UT experience confusion with coverage

October 31, 2018

Students who want to change their name can use a name change service through the Gender and Sexuality Center, but students may not be familiar with what the name change encompasses. The service started...

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Rex Tillerson, energy mogul and former Secretary of State, gives lecture at Cockrell

October 26, 2018

Rex Tillerson, former Secretary of State and Exxon-Mobile CEO, emphasized the importance of integrity in business as the inaugural speaker for the Cockrell School of Engineering’s new Distinguished Lecture...

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Individual thermostat update coming to smaller residence halls

October 24, 2018

Future students living in Kinsolving, Blanton, Creekside and Whitis Court will be able to control temperature in their rooms with individual thermostats, which are set to begin being added next year.  The...

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