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Deaf students struggle with getting last minute interpreters

William Kosinski November 30, 2018

As finals approach, students are scrambling to attend extra review sessions, last-minute office hours and group study sessions, but some deaf students said their inability to secure an American Sign Language...


‘The highest possible call’: UT-Austin student Zachary Price runs for Austin ISD School Board

William Kosinski September 28, 2018

Since he was a young man, government junior Zachary Price has developed his political involvement by volunteering for campaigns, picketing and making phone calls. Now, he is campaigning for District 4...


McCombs business sophomore named one of Austin’s 25 Under 25

William Kosinski September 25, 2018

A local technology innovation publication named business sophomore Nia Daughtry one of Austin’s 25 Under 25, a list recognizing young entrepreneurs throughout the city. The publication, Austin...


Moody launches Institute for Media Innovation

William Kosinski September 10, 2018

The Moody College of Communication announced last week the creation of the Institute for Media Innovation, a research and practice hub for new media. The institute, opening later this fall, will be...


New face of St. Austin’s rises while important values remain

William Kosinski September 4, 2018

Dozens of people filled the sidewalk along Guadalupe Street with applause Sunday morning as Rev. Fr. Charles Kullman cut a ribbon to celebrate the partial renovation of St. Austin Catholic Parish. The...

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Students have lots of power in UT’s composting efforts

William Kosinski May 1, 2018

The University of Texas at Austin’s goal of diverting 90 percent of waste from landfills faces increasing pressure as we approach the 2020 deadline. Forty-five percent of the campus’ 9,000...


Dockless electric scooters pose a great risk to disabled individuals

William Kosinski April 23, 2018

University of Texas students and other Austin citizens now zip through the city’s urban core on electric scooters, thanks to Bird and LimeBike. The companies debuted their dockless electric scooters...


Students will benefit from practice exams

William Kosinski April 16, 2018

Many of my friends from my first-year interest group and I are taking a lower-division journalism class together this semester. While we admire the professor and the content of his class, much of the class...


It is time for entirely accessible buildings at UT

William Kosinski April 9, 2018

Despite all of the positive attributes of a world-class campus, access continues to weigh down UT. Specifically, there are barriers in dormitories and other buildings that prohibit disabled individuals...


Housing density needs to greatly increase in the next version of CodeNEXT

William Kosinski March 20, 2018

The city of Austin released its most recent version of CodeNEXT on February 12, a fix for the city’s existing zoning code. For some groups, such as the Austin Neighborhood Council, the current draft...


Concerned UT students must support their younger allies

William Kosinski March 6, 2018

After the tragedy in Parkland, Florida, people around the country anticipated the same response: thoughts and prayers, calls for gun legislation and political inaction. This time, though, the students...

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Choose a representative that stands for common decency

William Kosinski February 27, 2018

Earlier this month, the House of Representatives passed the ADA Education and Reform Act, a bill that restricts disabled individuals’ abilities to declare lawsuits against private businesses for...

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The UT System needs to regulate its methane emissions

William Kosinski February 20, 2018

The University of Texas System owns 2.1 million acres of land in West Texas that accounts for $19.9 billion of the System’s endowment. The vast space, operated by University Lands, generates this...


Students need to take self-initiative for news literacy

William Kosinski February 13, 2018

In an age where every second is valuable, today’s news is a constant stream of sensational stories and short headlines written to grab attention. Surveys show that as of 2017, two-thirds of adults...

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UT must follow the sustainability efforts of other universities

William Kosinski February 6, 2018

The University of Texas has a long way to go to achieve its 2020 Zero Waste Goal. According to Bobby Moddrell, resource recovery manager, the campus’s current diversion rate — the amount of...

Columbia University lecturer tries for UT teaching position

William Kosinski January 25, 2018

Dozens of students and faculty members listened as Dalpat Rajpurohit, a lecturer of Hindi-Urdu language and culture at Columbia University, presented his research about a renowned Hindi poet’s approach...

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