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Admissions scandal reminds student of her struggles and perseverance to get into UT

Tehya Rassman May 7, 2019

Editor’s note: These stories are a part of a “First-Gen UT” callout for student responses following the admissions scandal earlier this year. Two more stories from this callout will be...


Out of state, international students look for storage before going home for summer

Tehya Rassman May 7, 2019

Many international and out-of-state students often find themselves in a predicament when deciding where to store their belongings before going home for the summer. Business freshman Hwanseo Lee, an...


Five universities in Texas have a music therapy program. UT-Austin isn’t one of them.

Tehya Rassman April 29, 2019

Five universities in Texas have a music therapy program, but UT is not one of them. Music therapy is the use of music interventions to achieve therapeutic outcomes, such as managing anxiety, relieving...


UT-Austin’s University Health Services sees rise in anxiety-related illnesses toward end of semesters

Tehya Rassman April 26, 2019

Every year around finals season, University Health Services sees a rise in symptoms related to anxiety or chronic stress, said Dr. Melinda McMichael, interim executive director at UHS. “(For)...


UT international students contribute millions to the U.S. economy, international education nonprofit says

Tehya Rassman April 17, 2019

During the 2017–18 academic school year, UT international students contributed $221.7 million to the U.S. economy, which helped support 3,160 jobs, according to the NAFSA: International Student Economic Value...

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UT, Microsoft researchers seek to make computers more accessible to people who are blind

Tehya Rassman April 9, 2019

Hoping to help people who are blind, professors from UT are collaborating with Microsoft to create a dataset that can be used by the public to expand automated image captioning. The goal of the Microsoft...


Students have issues connecting to MyCampusNet WiFi

Tehya Rassman March 14, 2019

MyCampusNet Wi-Fi provides service to around 70 off-campus student housing locations near UT. This year, students have complained about connection issues on various social media sites.  Apogee,...


University of Texas will soon start sending students a reminder for how much loan debt they owe

Tehya Rassman March 6, 2019

The University will begin sending debt letters to students at the end of each spring semester, allowing them to see how much debt they’ve accumulated as result of financial aid. “UT-Austin...

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Low-income students report more confusion with FAFSA terms than wealthier students, study shows

Tehya Rassman March 1, 2019

In a study focused on FAFSA jargon, UT students Zachary Taylor and Ibrahim Bicak found lower-income students reported more confusion with FAFSA terms than wealthier students.  The study involved...


UT football tweet sparks debate on which school Travis Scott attended

Tehya Rassman February 11, 2019

Texas Football tweeted a mashup video of the football team and a Travis Scott performance on Super Bowl Sunday, causing UT and UTSA students to fight over which school he attended. The tweet said: “Texas’...

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UT makes Princeton’s Review ‘Best Value Colleges’ every year, 2019 is no exception

Tehya Rassman February 7, 2019

UT has been included in the Princeton Review’s “Best Value Colleges” for the ninth consecutive year since the book’s debut in 2010. Only 7 percent of all four-year colleges in the...


20 places to park your electric scooters on campus

Tehya Rassman February 5, 2019

Dockless scooter parking spots can now be found across campus as a result of the restrictions Parking and Transportation Services recently placed on the motorized vehicles. The spots were created to ensure...


Students have trouble playing video games on campus wifi

Tehya Rassman February 4, 2019

While 70 percent of college students play video games at least “once in a while,” according to the Pew Research Center, some games are impossible to play on the University’s Wi-Fi. Undeclared...


Labor union hosted food drive to help federal workers get back on their feet after the shutdown

Tehya Rassman January 28, 2019

The sounds of blaring bull horns and protesters chanting in unison cut through the air Friday morning as Ed Sills, communications director of the Texas American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial...


Students ‘Blast Off into the New Year’ with free food, New Year’s resolutions.

Tehya Rassman January 23, 2019

Spring semester is here, which means it is time to “Blast Off into the New Year” — in more ways than one. Students came back from break on Tuesday with new resolutions and a clean slate...


Archer Hadley’s maverick experience

Tehya Rassman December 10, 2018

Born with cerebral palsy, a disorder of mobility and muscle tone, Archer Hadley was unable to participate in the Texas Wranglers’ physically intensive new member program, the Texas Mavericks. The...


Feminine hygiene dispensers placed in the Union and SAC

Tehya Rassman December 3, 2018

Feminine hygiene product dispensers are now available in the Texas Union and soon in the Student Activity Center to offer free period products. The initiative is being spearheaded by the UT Women’s...


UT libraries see a decrease in library book circulation since the 1990s

Tehya Rassman November 27, 2018

Book checkouts from UT Libraries have declined about 59 percent since 1997, around the start of the internet. To meet the demand for online materials, UT Libraries regularly evaluates which physical materials...


UT student organization supports homeless students

Tehya Rassman November 20, 2018

This semester, human biology sophomore Alan Martinez created Friends of Street Youth at UT-Austin, an organization that reaches out to homeless youth and fosters communication between the homeless and...


CapMetro adds buses to route 670 to help with overcrowding

Tehya Rassman November 5, 2018

Capital Metro added buses to the 670 Riverside route to temporarily solve the overcrowding problem while they come up with a long term solution.  “We’re focused on the 670 right now...


Engineering students pave the way to new virtual food drive

Tehya Rassman November 2, 2018

The UT Student Engineering Council and the Central Texas Food Bank teamed up this October for an annual Halloween food drive. This year, they went digital.  Traditionally, the food bank and...


New crafting organization on campus provides a space for creativity and relaxation

Tehya Rassman October 30, 2018

UT has a new crafting and DIY organization where students can go relax and unleash their creativity. Every week, members of The Crafty Society meet to take part in activities such as lantern painting,...


Nourish peer support group is a space for students recovering from eating disorders

Tehya Rassman October 25, 2018

Twenty million women and 10 million men in the United States develop an eating disorder in their lifetime, according to National Eating Disorders Association. College can be especially difficult for those...


Alan Kessler is UT’s first CIA resident Intelligence officer, LBJ School professor

Tehya Rassman October 24, 2018

Alan Kessler, current active officer of the CIA, is UT’s first resident intelligence officer and teaches at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. Kessler started this semester as the first officer...


‘(It’s) like The Hunger Games’: Students fight for space on bus to Riverside

Tehya Rassman October 15, 2018

Students living in Riverside are cramming onto bus 670 every morning to get to class on time. In April, before CapRemap in June, the average amount of people riding the bus at 8:30 a.m. was 22.6, according...

Pew Research Survey Says 59 percent of teens have experienced at least one form of cyberbullying

Tehya Rassman October 11, 2018

David Molak was in high school when he died by suicide after being cyberbullied. In 2016, David was 16 years old, an Eagle Scout and a football fan who loved hunting and fishing with his father,...


Austin Animal Center gives free microchips to pets

Tehya Rassman September 24, 2018

Austin pet owners lined up outside Flitch Coffee Sunday morning to get free microchips injected into their pets. Austin Animal Center set up a tent in the parking lot to try to alleviate the homelessness...

Austin Mayor Steve Adler announces October as Dyslexia Awareness Month

Tehya Rassman September 21, 2018

Austin City Hall was full of smiling, tearful mothers and energetic kids Thursday afternoon while Mayor Steve Adler announced October as Dyslexia Awareness Month.  “This is personal,”...


‘It’s raining dogs’: students discover health resources through therapy dog sessions

Tehya Rassman September 10, 2018

Friday may have been wet and gloomy outside, but inside the Student Services Building, the atmosphere was fluffy and lively.  Two dogs from service dog organization Divine Canines came for...

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