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Semester in Review: looking back, looking forward
May 3, 2018
A series of blurbs looking back on what has happened in the past semesters, as well as what is to come.
City approves new plan to end homelessness
May 2, 2018
A new action plan could be bold enough to end homelessness in Austin, said Ann Howard, executive director of the Ending Community Homelessness Coalition (ECHO).
Friends and students honor Harrison Brown at evening vigil
May 2, 2018
An evening vigil was held for the anniversary of Harrison Brown's passing.
UTPD officers recount their experiences at the scene
April 30, 2018
UT police officer Eric Park was headed to the Main Mall in his patrol car when he heard screams from a scene that would change the trajectory of his day and several lives.
Court decision on sanctuary cities could have little effect on Texas, APD
April 25, 2018
Last week, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a nationwide injunction, ruling it was unconstitutional for the federal government to withhold funds from local jurisdictions that do not comply with federal immigration enforcement. However, this decision could mean little for the state of Texas, said Denise Gilman, UT law clinical professor.
Moving forward: UT professors continue legal battle against campus carry law
April 19, 2018
With February’s mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, still fresh on her mind, Jennifer Glass said she sees her legal fight against the state’s campus carry law in a new light.
UT System police see 42 percent increase in 2017 use of force incidents
April 16, 2018
Reports of use of force incidents among University of Texas System institutions rose 42 percent, with 111 incidents from January to December 2017, according to a recent report from UT System Police.
Low number of students utilize UHS SAFE service
April 12, 2018
Since 2015, University Health Services has facilitated only six sexual assault forensic exams, despite a recent UT survey showing approximately 4,600 students reported being raped since enrollment at the University.
Attention brought back to APD’s gun trade-ins in the midst of March For Our Lives discussion
April 5, 2018
In 2016, Bailey’s House of Guns in Houston entered a contract permitting APD to trade in their used weapons to the dealer for newer models from the manufacturer.
Office of the Dean of Students launches antihazing initiative
April 3, 2018
A new initiative from UT’s Office of the Dean of Students is working to dispel the notion that hazing occurs only in Greek life.
Parent safety group advocates for APD Chief Manley to become permanent police chief
March 27, 2018
In the aftermath of the Austin bombings, SafeHorns, an organization which advocates for student safety, is pushing for Austin Police Department Interim Chief Brian Manley to be appointed as the permanent chief of APD.
Local law enforcement clarify comments about Austin bomber
March 26, 2018
Both the Austin and UT Police Departments have faced criticism for public comments on the Austin bomber’s attacks, sparking debate on whether or not the bomber can be classified as a terrorist.
Graduate Student Assembly receives feedback on proposed Title IX legislation
March 20, 2018
Groups of students, faculty and staff discussed Title IX-related issues in UT’s graduate programs Tuesday evening in hopes of making the reporting process more cohesive and transparent across departments.
Immigrants in Texas commit fewer crimes, new report says
March 8, 2018
Immigrants in Texas commit fewer crimes than native-born citizens, according to research from the Cato Institute, a libertarian think-tank.
Special Project: Examining Crime at UT-Austin
March 7, 2018
The Daily Texan takes a look at how crime at other Texas universities in big cities compares to crime at UT-Austin.
Mother of the creator of ‘Dark Web’ site, The Silk Road, visits UT
February 25, 2018
In 2015, Ross Ulbricht, an Austin native, was given two life sentences plus 40 years in federal prison for his role in creating the infamous website The Silk Road. Now his mother, Lyn Ulbricht, is speaking up for her son as he resides in federal prison in Colorado.
UTPD's new Victim Advocate Network caters to faculty and staff
February 22, 2018
The UT Police Department is creating a volunteer advocate network to increase support for faculty and staff who are victims of crime or affected by tragic events.
UT System’s 2017 racial profiling report sheds light on motor-vehicle contact based on race
February 20, 2018
Hispanics make up a majority of motor vehicle stops among UT institutions, according to the UT System’s 2017 Racial Profiling Report.
UT International Office releases risk and safety update for South Korea during Olympics
February 12, 2018
As the festivities of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games begin, the UT International Office is warning students studying abroad in South Korea of the “amplified security measures” during the games.
APD unlikely to open Guadalupe Street substation despite suggestions from students
February 8, 2018
Online comments posted on UT Police Department’s social media last month urged the Austin Police Department to consider creating a substation on Guadalupe Street in response to recent crimes. However, APD currently has no plans to bring a Guadalupe substation to fruition, APD Commander Andy Michael said in an email.
UTPD includes UT community voices in Be Safe campaign videos
February 5, 2018
The UT Police Department’s Be Safe campaign is utilizing the voices of students and faculty in a series of videos now being released to promote safety on campus.
UTPD: Race not intentionally included in safety alerts
February 2, 2018
Despite concern from students, the UT Police Department does not intentionally include or exclude the races of suspects in their safety alerts, said UTPD public information officer Cindy Posey.
UT included in discrimination database released by US Department of Education
February 2, 2018
UT has at least five complaints of sex discrimination or disability discrimination pending investigation by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, according to online data the department released last month.
UTPD: Terroristic threats in December, January did not present danger to campus community
January 25, 2018
The UT Police Department responded to three terroristic threats in December and one so far this month, according to UTPD’s daily crime log.
Students and faculty encounter issues with Brazos Garage equipment conversion
January 24, 2018
UT Parking and Transportation Services is installing new parking machines in campus garages, but the change is causing some problems for frequent garage users.
UTPD changing frequency of Campus Watch reports
January 21, 2018
For the past year, the UT Police Department’s detailed crime rundown has made a weekly, instead of daily, appearance in the inbox of its subscribers.
UTPD sees increase in DWIs, drug crimes over winter break
January 17, 2018
Even with fewer students around, the UT Police Department frequently encountered alcohol and drug crimes when responding to off-campus activity this winter break.
UT graduate students work to make education data easier to navigate
December 6, 2017
UT graduate students are changing what K-12 public education data in Texas looks like through their new nonprofit project, the Texas School Directory.
Community archivist shares stories of Austin’s black community
December 5, 2017
Through pictures, film and storytelling, LaToya Devezin engrossed a full house of students and community members Tuesday evening, as she told the stories of West Austin’s African-American communities
Dell Medical School's Class of 2021 contains almost 60 percent women
November 30, 2017
Dell’s second admitted class consists of 58 percent women and 42 percent men, according to data from Dell Medical School Student Affairs.
Professor who served on Clinton administration discusses politics of health care
November 28, 2017
William Sage, a UT law and Dell Medical School professor who served on former President Bill Clinton’s health care task force, explained fiscal policy’s influence on health care at a discussion Tuesday evening hosted by the Texas Political Union.
Former Sen. Wendy Davis hands students the mic to discuss sexual assault
November 15, 2017
Former Texas Senator Wendy Davis is known as one of the most progressive voices in Texas, but on Wednesday evening, Davis let the voices of students join hers as student leaders discussed the impact of sexual assault on college campuses.
Rick Santorum attracts crowd with campus visit
November 15, 2017
With his orange checkered tie and black cowboy boots, former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum dressed in the Texas spirit as he talked about morality across the political spectrum Tuesday evening.
Construction poses some issues for physically disabled students
November 8, 2017
Temporary ramps, alternate routes and tighter pathways have been implemented on campus due to construction.
Research paper considers climate change in context of population ethics
November 8, 2017
A new research paper co-authored by assistant economic professor Dean Spears looks at climate change policy through the lens of population ethics.
University Democrats host State Rep. Eddie Rodriguez
November 2, 2017
Some students put watching the World Series on hold Wednesday night to hear State Rep. Eddie Rodriguez talk about the new front lines of Texas politics.
Natural Sciences Council releases grade distribution program, just in time for registration
November 1, 2017
Registration starts this week for the 2018 spring semester, and a program offered by UT’s Natural Sciences Council, NSC, serves as a comprehensive tool to help ease the registration process for UT students.
LBJ School hosts panel discussing historical context of Black Lives Matter
October 25, 2017
Black Lives Matter is still trying to address issues created by 19th-century American slavery, according to an academic panel at day-long event “Black Lives Mattered Then and Now” on Tuesday
UT report finds low-income students suffer most from $5.3 billion education cut
October 20, 2017
Low-income students and students in need of additional support have suffered most from an over $5 billion funding hole, according to a recent report by UTeach and the Center for Public Policy Priorities
Scholars debate the economics of US immigration
October 19, 2017
Immigrants have fueled economic growth and prosperity throughout the history of the United States, clinical professor Ruth Wasem said during the debate “The Economics of Immigration: Cost or Benefit?”
Lieutenant governor candidate Mike Collier builds momentum in Austin
October 12, 2017
When Mike Collier arrived in Austin on Wednesday to campaign for lieutenant governor, he said he felt eager to interact with Austin voters.
Moody relaunches Engaging News Project as Center for Media Engagement
October 11, 2017
The relaunched Center for Media Engagement hopes to learn how audiences interact with media in fields outside journalism, center director Talia Stroud said.
CapMetro changes set to alter students' commute
October 5, 2017
Capital Metro’s Connections 2025 transit plan will affect the daily commute of some UT students, starting June 2018.
Students reflect on Puerto Rico relief
October 4, 2017
Ana Sobrino’s family has endured broken sheds, falling roofs and no access to water as they readjust to life in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.
Experts weigh in on Rex Tillerson's tenure as Secretary of State
October 2, 2017
Greg Engle, a former U.S. Department of State official, said four things in Rex Tillerson’s orbit are affecting the UT alumnus’ tenure as Secretary of State: President Trump, U.S. foreign affairs, the department itself and the press.
UT alumna is inducted into Internet Hall of Fame
September 28, 2017
UT alumna Tracy LaQuey Parker was inducted into the Internet Society’s Internet Hall of Fame this month for her work as the author of some of the first best-selling books about the internet.
SURE Walk addresses complaints under new leadership
September 22, 2017
In order to meet the growing demand of their service, SURE Walk has restructured their leadership for this semester to address complaints about wait times and quality of service.
UT student organizations kicks off annual Pride Week
September 4, 2017
Monday marked the kickoff of UT’s Queer & Trans Student Alliance’s Pride Week.