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Proposed bill lessens punishment for marijuana, controlled substance possession
December 6, 2012
Small amounts of marijuana possession could become comparable to a traffic violation if a bill filed in the Texas House of Representatives passes.
State Rep. Eric Johnson creates new caucus to give voice to younger Texans
December 5, 2012
Students hoping to influence legislation during the upcoming legislative session may have an additional avenue to work through thanks to a new bipartisan caucus.
Bills aim to exclude undocumented students from in-state tuition
November 28, 2012
A pair of bills filed in the Texas House of Representatives seeks to strip undocumented students of eligibility for in-state tuition.
Reduced menu, sack lunches replace buffet as J2 enters final phase of renovation
November 26, 2012
Monday marked the first day of J2’s final phase of renovations, which will require all of the normal dining options to be reduced to a limited menu.
DHFS accepts EPA challenge, pledges to reduce food waste
November 21, 2012
The UT Division of Housing and Food Service is teaming with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reduce its food waste by 5 percent in one year.
Student-led clinics offer legal advice, resources for undocumented immigrants
November 18, 2012
Abraham Vences and his mother sat across from a lawyer at a clinic on campus Saturday afternoon.
Army Lt. Dan Choi speaks out against "don’t ask, don"t tell" policy
November 13, 2012
Lt. Dan Choi went from serving as an infantry officer in the Iraq War to a vocal gay rights activist discharged from the military for being an openly gay man.
Proposition 3 passes, seeks more geographical representation
November 7, 2012
On Proposition 3, also known as the 10-1 plan, 60 percent voted “Yes” and 40 percent voted “No.”
College Republicans, University Democrats keep encouraging students to vote through Election Day
November 5, 2012
Students at UT will join voters from across the nation Tuesday as they head to the polls to select the next president and shape the next Congress.
UT student representation important aspect in Proposition 3, 4
November 1, 2012
Near the end of the ballot that Austin voters will face on Election Day are two competing propositions that could shape the way students are represented.
Longhorn Teach for America hosts panel to discuss school-to-prison pipeline
October 31, 2012
Minority students in low income communities are more likely to end up in a prison cell than in a college dorm.
Young voters head to polls
October 25, 2012
A steady stream of students could be seen inside the Flawn Academic Center throughout the week preparing to cast their ballots during the first days of early voting for the 2012 presidential elections.
Third presidential debate focuses on foreign policy as early voting begins
October 23, 2012
The two men vying for the position of commander-in-chief squared off on foreign policy in the third and final presidential debate Monday night.
Presidential candidates discuss tuition, immigration in fiery debate
October 17, 2012
In a decidely more heated debate than the first, President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Gov. Mitt Romney fielded questions straight from the voters in a town hall-style setup Tuesday night.
Kay Bailey Hutchison discusses Texas' higher education needs
October 16, 2012
Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison reflected on a career of public service and offered her take on higher education at the LBJ Presidential Library on Monday evening.
LGBT Panel promotes honesty with sexual orientation in the workplace
October 14, 2012
When Captain Julie Gillespie joined the UT Police Department in 1986, not only was she one of the few women working in a male-dominated workplace, but she was also gay.
Vice presidential debate aggressive, stirs both sides
October 12, 2012
Voters got their first and only chance to see the two vice presidential candidates go head to head.
Vice presidential debate to cover foreign and domestic issues will likely have no effect on election outcome
October 11, 2012
In terms of election implications, UT government professor David Prindle said that in his opinion, the vice presidential debate will likely have no effect on the outcome.
All eyes on first debate
October 4, 2012
Students across political ideologies organized various watch parties on and around campus for the first presidential debate Wednesday night.
Senate candidates Sadler and Cruz spar in first debate
October 3, 2012
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Paul Sadler and Republican candidate Ted Cruz bypassed policy discussion in favor of fierce accusations Tuesday evening, said a UT student who watched the debate.
Obama and Romney to meet in first debate
October 3, 2012
President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will meet on stage for the first time Wednesday night
New web resources help undocumented students decode legal procedures
September 27, 2012
With the click of a button, undocumented students at UT can now access vital academic, enrollment and graduation information thanks to a new website unveiled by the UT International Office.
Make UT Sweatshop-Free Coalition fights for fair conditions for UT apparel producers
September 27, 2012
Holding up a UT T-shirt, geography junior Jessica Alvarenga said students need to see beyond the UT logo.
UT students and community members protest Mexico president Calderon at conference in the Union building
September 24, 2012
UT students and community members marched into the Texas Union building Friday afternoon and disrupted a conference hosting top Mexican government officials.
Political lecture educates students on upcoming election
September 19, 2012
First-year students flooded Bass Concert Hall to listen to professors from three different fields offer their take on the race.
Longhorn Network revenues used to fund academic positions
September 16, 2012
Students will soon see the network’s direct effects in the classroom.
Business school program brings distinguished speaker to campus
September 6, 2012
As he recounted his professional successes and mistakes, BP executive Ellis Armstrong drew on his personal experiences to offer advice to college students.
UT graduate student develops tree nursery, will donate thousands of seedlings to Bastrop
September 3, 2012
A UT graduate student is working to restore life to the areas affected by last year's wildfires.
A slanted view of democracy
April 1, 2012
When we make arguments based on misinformation, we hinder progress and efforts to increase the voice of people in our election system.