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Former UT-Austin presdient Bill Powers honored at memorial service
April 14, 2019
Former UT President Bill Powers was honored at a memorial service Friday afternoon with speeches from current UT President Gregory Fenves and Powers’ friends and colleagues. Powers died March 10 at the age of 72 after complications from a fall combined with oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy, a rare muscle disorder.
Horns Against Hazing discusses changing hazing culture
April 11, 2019
The Office of the Dean of Students brought Suzette Walden Cole from the Institute for Hazing Prevention to speak about hazing within student organizations as part of the Horns Against Hazing initiative Wednesday night.
Transgender Day of Visibility celebrates Austin transgender community
March 31, 2019
The Q Austin and Gender Unbound hosted Transgender Day of Visibility on Sunday to celebrate the transgender community of Austin with drag performances, stand-up comedy and free tests for multiple STDs provided by AIDS Services of Austin. The event also included poetry readings and raffling hand-crafted art made by transgender artists.
Students hold vigil for Christchurch shooting
March 31, 2019
Students gathered in front of the Tower on Thursday night to hold a vigil for the March shooting at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. The vigil was a joint event held by Student Government, the Muslim Students’ Association and the Nueces Mosque, and included speeches from the association’s members and an Imam from a local mosque.
Former Netflix CFO shares experience in business school speaker series
March 27, 2019
After spending eight years as Netflix’s chief financial officer, David Wells gave insight on what companies such as Netflix look for in potential employees as part of the McCombs School of Business’ VIP Distinguished Speaker series Wednesday.
New survey suggests link between law school application increase, political climate
March 7, 2019
The results of the Kaplan Test Prep 2018 survey were released last month and showed 87 percent of law school admissions officers cited the political climate as a key factor in the increase of applications in the past cycle.
Ojeda Program seeks to encourage young bilingual students
February 28, 2019
Every Thursday, a group of UT students who are native Spanish speakers go to Ojeda Middle School in Del Valle Independent School District to work with Spanish-speaking middle schoolers and bolster their language skills.
Third annual Improve UT Challenge accepts applications
February 15, 2019
The third annual Improve UT Challenge, an initiative to suggest improvements to the University, is accepting ideas through Feb. 18.
Texas Advertising & Public Relations Bowl highlights Super Bowl advertisements
February 3, 2019
The fourth annual Texas Advertising & Public Relations Bowl brought students from different communication departments together to watch the Super Bowl and its highly anticipated advertisements.