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Ted Cruz wins Senate race to represent Texas

November 7, 2012

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz scored an unsurprising victory over Democrat Paul Sadler, becoming the first Hispanic to represent Texas in the Senate. Cruz, a self-described “constitutional...

TEXAS Grants to possibly endure reductions and stricter requirements

November 5, 2012

TEXAS Grant, a need-based financial aid program for in-state college students, could face major changes during the upcoming legislative session as a result of recent recommendations made by the Texas Higher...

Automatic admission requirement more rigorous for 2014

November 1, 2012

The requirement for high school students to qualify for automatic admission into the University of Texas at Austin has become more rigorous for students planning to enter in 2014. The University determined...

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Director of UT Parking and Transportation Services discusses parking concerns

October 26, 2012

Bobby Stone has worked for UT’s Parking and Transportation Services for 26 years. As the director, he is responsible for overseeing all transportation operations, including campus parking, shuttle...

Senator Seliger heads higher education committee

October 25, 2012

A surprise reshuffling of Senate committee chairmanships earlier this month left state Sen. Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo, as the new chairman of the Senate Committee on Higher Education, a position he says...

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UT Senate finalizes new honor code

October 19, 2012

The Senate of College Councils adopted a proposal for a new University honor code Wednesday, a move that organization president Michael Morton believes will increase academic integrity at the University. The...

Legal battle against religious expression continues in Kountze ISD

October 18, 2012

As the legal battle over religious expression at a Texas public school continues, the state has officially taken action to intervene. Gov. Rick Perry held a press conference Wednesday to discuss the lawsuit...

State Sen. Mario Gallegos remembered for passionate advocacy

October 17, 2012

State Sen. Mario Gallegos Jr., a long-term Texas lawmaker, died Tuesday in a Houston hospital from complications related to a 2007 liver transplant at the age of 62. Gallegos, who became the first...

Texas achieves record-breaking number registered voters

October 17, 2012

Texas set a new record this election season by achieving the highest number of registered voters in the state’s history, according to a press release from the Texas Secretary of State. Despite...

Booming economy, housing market could mean bright outlook for UT graduates

October 12, 2012

Austin’s current economic development has garnered national attention, placing it high on prominent lists ranking the economy, jobs and the real estate market. The city’s economic success coupled...

New master’s degree in College of Liberal Arts provides business focus

October 4, 2012

A new master’s degree program at the University of Texas will offer business students insight into the human side of their profession. Human Dimensions of Organizations, a new Master of Arts degree...

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University encourages suicide prevention awareness

September 26, 2012

Suicide is the second-leading cause of death among college students, a statistic UT Counseling and Mental Health Center officials hope can be minimized by raising awareness in the campus community. Monday...

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Liberal Arts Council hosted panel to discuss the approaching historic presidential election

September 26, 2012

Professors in the College of Liberal Arts discussed the potential impact and historical value of the 2012 presidential elections and other aspects of this election season at a panel Tuesday. The Liberal...

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UTprint service allows students to print in their pajamas

September 7, 2012

Students in desperate need of a quick printout now have the ability to print their documents from the comfort of their own rooms and retrieve them from select printers around campus. UTprint, a system...

Red River Rivalry’s popularity not surprising

September 5, 2012

UT’s upcoming game against the University of Oklahoma, a rivalry long-recognized by UT fans as one of the fiercest face-offs in college football, has been named the nation’s most popular game...