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Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

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Facility Services not laying people off despite budget cuts

Will Alsdorf August 11, 2011

Facility Services, the department responsible for UT’s maintenance and grounds, is not planning to reduce its services or lay off staff despite Universitywide budget reductions for the upcoming...

Budget cuts may cause closure of Austin Women’s Hospital

Will Alsdorf August 4, 2011

Because of increasing operating costs and decreased state funding, the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston may cease operating the Austin Women’s Hospital located at University Medical...

Shutter takes over as interim director at University Health Services

Will Alsdorf July 28, 2011

Associate director of University Health Services Jamie Shutter will begin leading UHS as interim director starting in September. She is taking over for UHS director Jeanne Carpenter, who announced...

Carpenters union protests UT contractor

Will Alsdorf July 28, 2011

A group representing an Austin-based carpenters union has been at the West Mall every weekday morning since July 19 protesting against what they say are unfair labor practices by a contractor working at...

Return of Atlantis ends shuttle flights, not space program

Will Alsdorf July 21, 2011

After 30 years, 135 missions and more than 350 astronauts, today is the last day for NASA’s space shuttle program. The space shuttle Atlantis was scheduled to land after press time early this...

University executive expresses optimism over financial future

Will Alsdorf July 14, 2011

More than a third of university chief financial officers, including UT CFO Kevin Hegarty, are more optimistic about their institution’s financial prospects than they were a year ago, according...

UT student receives Hogg Scholarship

Will Alsdorf July 14, 2011

The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health awarded the Ima Hogg Scholarship for Mental Health to social work graduate student Steven Smith and four students from other Texas universities Monday. Foundation...

Restaurants aim to open doors

Will Alsdorf June 30, 2011

The building on 24th and Guadalupe streets that formerly housed Follett’s Intellectual Property bookstore will be home to The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Qdoba Mexican Grill and Noodles &...

Risk of fire prevents Fourth of July firework events

Will Alsdorf June 30, 2011

Much of Texas will have to go without the rockets’ red glare to illuminate the stars and stripes this Fourth of July because the sale and personal use of fireworks are banned in Travis and surrounding...

Rainfall offers little relief from statewide drought

Will Alsdorf June 23, 2011

The rainstorm that covered Austin early Wednesday morning just after midnight may have been a welcome relief after months without rain, but don’t expect it to have any significant impact on the...

Longhorn Network launch to coincide with football season’s start

Will Alsdorf June 16, 2011

The Longhorn Network will launch Aug. 26, just in time for a new school year and football season, according to an announcement Wednesday. The 24-hour subscription-only cable channel will launch...

Republic of Texas Biker Rally boosts local hospitality industry

Will Alsdorf June 9, 2011

The 16th annual Republic of Texas Biker Rally starts revving its engine at the Travis County Exposition Center today and runs through Sunday. ROT Rally, the largest motorcycle rally in Texas, started...

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