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Travis County, Texas see surge in early voting totals

Lisa Dreher and Sarah Philips October 28, 2016

Counties across Texas are breaking early voting records, with more than 17 percent of Travis County’s registered voters casting ballots in the first three days of early voting for the Nov. 8...


Students propose resolution supporting Black Lives Matter to Student Government

Lisa Dreher October 26, 2016

Student Government heard the first reading of a proposed resolution supporting the Black Lives Matter movement and black students at UT Thursday night. “The bill itself is really affirmation from...


City Council considers extending contracts with environmentally friendly companies

Lisa Dreher October 21, 2016

Austin City Council will negotiate possibly awarding two 12-month company contracts with Concept, Development and Planning and Texas Zero Waste Strategies to promote recycling sustainability efforts Thursday...


City Hall passes resolution condemning hate speech, violence toward Muslims

Lisa Dreher October 20, 2016

Noor Wadi left the Texas Tribune Festival agitated after what she said was a one-sided National Security panel, which urged suspicion and caution of Muslims.  Wadi, a UT law student, stood at the...

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Several Austin restaurants commit wage violations

Lisa Dreher October 14, 2016

Over 500 Austin restaurant employees will receive back wages after an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division revealed employers violated labor and wage laws. WHD...


Supreme Court considers reopening racially biased Harris County case

Lisa Dreher October 13, 2016

The U.S. Supreme Court heard an appeal last Wednesday to reopen a death row inmate’s case from Houston in which a psychologist testified the inmate is potentially dangerous because he is black, prompting...


UT celebrates 30th Torchlight Parade, pep rally before Texas-OU game

Lisa Dreher October 6, 2016

The flames thickened the already humid air as their warm, orange glow illuminated cheering and smiling faces of students, faculty, alumni and other members of the University community marching toward the...


Limited UHS hours affect student life

Lisa Dreher September 30, 2016

It was 2 a.m. on a Sunday night, and radio-television-film junior Miguel Salazar had been vomitting at his apartment for the past three hours. After a panicky phone call with his parents, he suspected...


Newly elected first-year representatives lay out plans

Lisa Dreher September 26, 2016

Biology freshman Maher Rahman frantically messaged people in his contact list to vote for him, while Holden Hopkins, Plan II and business honors freshman, had dinner with friends of the same business honors...


Freshmen Holden Hopkins, Maher Rahman elected first-year representatives

Lisa Dreher September 23, 2016

Holden Hopkins and Maher Rahman were elected as student government first-year representatives Wednesday night. “I didn’t believe it at first,” Rahman, a biology freshman, said....


Fossil Free Texas lobbies Chancellor McRaven for environmental accountability

Lisa Dreher and Paul Cobler September 22, 2016

Fossil Free Texas president Matthew Chovanec said he takes UT’s motto, “What starts here changes the world,” very seriously when it comes to combating climate change. Chovanec,...

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Freshmen candidates fail to report campaign spending on time

Lisa Dreher September 22, 2016

The UT Supreme Court broke from past procedures and levied harsher punishments upon this year’s first-year representative candidates for not turning in their campaign spending reports on time. The...


Student employees learn working with students with disabilities

Lisa Dreher September 20, 2016

About one in five people report having a disability, and of the types of disabilities, the most commonly reported are invisible and go unnoticed to the human eye, according to the University’s Services...

Revamped fine arts association promotes black culture

Lisa Dreher September 16, 2016

Two students are reviving the Association of Black Fine Art Students after a lull in activity, decline of membership and lack of on-campus presence. Art history professor Moyo Okediji started the...

Mentorship program connects students with alumni, legislators

Lisa Dreher September 13, 2016

Longhorn Advocates, a mentorship program through Student Government and Texas Exes, is urging students from all over the state to apply to represent the University in legislative work.  The program...

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Author talks institutional racism, social activism in lecture

Lisa Dreher September 9, 2016

Michael Eric Dyson, an author and professor at Georgetown University, explained Thursday night how President Barack Obama and American society have denied mounting racial tensions. “We live in...


Exhibit asks faculty how they discovered their field of study

Lisa Dreher September 2, 2016

“On Influence,” an exhibit in the Perry–Castañeda Library, showcases stories written by University faculty, describing the personal experiences that shaped their careers. The...


Queer, ally organizations remembers Pulse shooting with welcome event

Lisa Dreher August 26, 2016

Queer People of Color & Allies hosted its annual BLOQ party Thursday night to welcome students to campus on the East Mall. The BLOQ party theme this year was “Just Keep Dancin’”...

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