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Student creates Chrome extension to make registration easier
August 7, 2018
Computer science sophomore Sriram Hariharan has always had a hard time registering for classes. So to make it easier, Hariharan developed an extension for Google Chrome called UT Registration Plus.
Students get involved in political campaigns
August 7, 2018
This summer, government junior Andrew Herrera had an opportunity most college students won’t.
This UT student is stuck in Iran because of Trump’s travel ban
July 30, 2018
Civil engineering graduate student Azadeh Mostofi was supposed to walk the stage with her fellow classmates in May, but because of the Trump administration’s travel ban, she wasn’t even in the country.
Austin businesses move away from single-use plastic straws
July 23, 2018
Many Austin-area businesses are moving away from using single-use plastic straws in an effort to promote more environmentally friendly practices.
A&M and UT students work to change sexual assault reporting
July 20, 2018
A group of Texas A&M students are trying to raise awareness about sexual assault on their campus by changing the way it’s reported. More than 100 miles away, UT-Austin students are trying to implement the same reporting system on their own campus.
Regents approve leasing space for HEB pharmacy
July 11, 2018
A HEB-licensed pharmacy will be built in UT’s Dell Medical School, as space was approved to be leased out by the Board of Regents during a meeting today.
UT student charged with sexual assault of another UT student
July 9, 2018
Sustainability studies sophomore Marcellus McKinley was arrested July 3 and charged with sexual assault, according to Travis County online case information and the Travis County criminal court docket. McKinley is accused of sexually assaulting another UT student at his off-campus residence in May, according to an arrest affidavit.
Meet Navid Yaghmazadeh: A UT postdoctoral fellow affected by the travel ban
July 9, 2018
Navid Yaghmazadeh recalls feeling disheartened the moment he went to pick up guest tickets for his graduation from UT. Looking at the tickets, Yaghmazadeh knew his Iranian parents would never be able to attend because of Trump’s travel ban.
Austin community celebrates anniversary of Stonewall riots
June 28, 2018
Pride flags and flags of allied organizations decorated the south steps of the Capitol as Melissa Etheridge’s song “Pulse” played, to honor those who lost their lives in the Pulse nightclub shooting in 2016.
Texas Supreme Court strikes down Laredo’s plastic bag ban, likely ends Austin’s
June 25, 2018
The Texas Supreme Court struck down a Laredo ban on single-use carry out plastic bags on Friday. The decision is likely to affect about a dozen other cities’ bans across Texas, including Austin’s.
Lawsuit filed by former, current UT students claims Austin, Travis County fail sexual assault victims
June 25, 2018
On Monday, a federal class action lawsuit was filed by three women who said the Travis County District Attorney’s Office and the Austin Police Department violated their rights and discriminated on the basis of gender when handling their sexual assault cases.
Women of color earn less than everybody else in higher education workforce
June 18, 2018
Women of color earn 67 cents on the dollar compared to white men in higher education, according to a new study.
Juneteenth: The history behind the day
June 18, 2018
Each year on June 19, Texans commemorate the day news of the abolition of slavery reached the Lone Star State.
Hundreds rally at the Capitol to protest separation of children at the border
June 16, 2018
Hundreds gathered at the Capitol on Thursday night to protest the Trump administration’s recent “zero-tolerance” policy that separates children from migrant families at the border.
Cap Metro changes more than 50 bus routes in historic revamp of system
June 8, 2018
Capital Metro made changes to more than 50 bus routes in the Austin area on Sunday, including routes to and from the University.
Texas statewide candidates come together for a town hall
April 29, 2018
On Sunday, Democratic candidates running for office in Texas came together for the first time to answer questions from Latinx youth.
UT organizations alleviate the pressures of refugee camps through hygiene kits
April 22, 2018
Refugees often spend years in refugee camps, where conditions can be harsh as supplies are often scarce. Two UT student organizations are doing something to help alleviate these conditions.
Texas Shark Tank hosts its first ever statewide competition
April 15, 2018
An advertising campaign for local alcohol advertisements to be placed in Austin-based bars was the winning pitch at this year’s first statewide Texas Shark Tank competition.
Proposed development in East Riverside raises concerns about affordable housing
April 9, 2018
Developers are proposing to rezone five properties in East Riverside, an area known among students for its affordable housing, in order to create an “urban village.”
SXSW 2019 falls one week before UT spring break
April 4, 2018
Prepare for increased FOMO next spring — South by Southwest 2019 will fall the week before spring break for UT and other surrounding schools.
Sanger Learning Center receives grant to extend free tutoring sessions
March 27, 2018
The Sanger Learning Center started offering unlimited free one-on-one tutoring sessions for all UT students in January, and so far this semester, appointments are up about 20 percent from this time last spring.
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.
UT students participate in SXSW Edu pitch event with other universities
March 8, 2018
A future with invisible ear pieces feeding you information is not so far off with one UT student’s invention, pitched at a South by Southwest EDU event on Wednesday.
UT students rally in support of DACA
March 1, 2018
A crowd of about 50 UT students marched from the Speedway Mall to the Texas State Capitol to show support for recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and encourage Austinites to vote in the primary midterm elections.
McCombs graduate education center modernizes a main campus entrance
February 22, 2018
After more than nearly four years of construction, UT celebrated the grand opening of Robert B. Rowling Hall, the new graduate business education center in the McCombs School of Business.
Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at AAAS about cancer research
February 18, 2018
When Former Vice President Joe Biden asked an audience of hundreds whose live had been affected by cancer, nearly every person raised their hand.
Speaker discusses technology giants' influence on politics
January 30, 2018
Institutions such as Facebook and Google harm democracy and should be broken up, writer Matt Stoller said during a discussion on how technology influences politics on Tuesday afternoon. The event was hosted by the LBJ School of Public Affairs.
Two UT Hyperloop teams to compete in Elon Musk’s SpaceX competition
August 6, 2017
Imagine being able to travel from Austin to Dallas in only 15 to 30 minutes. Two UT teams are currently trying to turn this into a reality through their innovations in transportation.
A new “Clear Bag Policy” regulates size and type of bag carried into UT games
August 2, 2017
Clear plastic bags are not just for sandwiches anymore, because soon they are going to become a game day staple for many Longhorn sports fans this fall.
Con Mi MADRE and Project MALES host Leadership Summer Camp at UT
July 23, 2017
Two organizations promoting higher education for Latinos came together for a four-day Leadership Summer Camp at UT this past week.
The Contemporary donates more than 700 artworks to Blanton Museum of Art
July 23, 2017
More than 700 pieces of artwork have found a new home at the Blanton Museum of Art, where the pieces will fill the empty exhibition spaces starting Aug. 5.
D’Onta Foreman arrested on drug, weapons charges Sunday
July 17, 2017
D'Onta Foreman was arrested on drug and weapons charges on campus early Sunday morning
RideAustin, Dell Med and CCC team up to give low-income Austinites rides to medical appointments
July 14, 2017
A lack of transportation can be a profound barrier for patients who need health care, so in early August, a pilot program will be giving free rides to eligible Travis County residents to and from medical appointments.
New UT Study shows economic cost of bullying
July 6, 2017
A new study from UT’s School of Human Ecology shows the economic cost of bullying, as many states could potentially lose tens of millions of dollars in funding when children miss school due to feeling unsafe.
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center named Texas state garden
June 22, 2017
The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, a non-profit botanic garden and research unit of UT, hit a major milestone in May when it received an honorary designation from the Texas Legislature as the state botanic garden and arboretum.
School of Nursing scheduled for renovation this summer
June 16, 2017
The School of Nursing is being renovated this summer to modernize the 1970s-era building, which contains decades-old seats and extremely outdated technologies.
UT to host camp for children who stutter
June 10, 2017
Beginning this week, Camp Dream. Speak. Live. is helping children who stutter gain confidence through a week of self-esteem building activities.