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‘We’re stronger together’: New gamer girl club strives for diversity in a male-dominated industry
March 13, 2019
Sarah Schneider, co-founder of Women in Gaming, said women gamers make up about 48 percent of the gamer population, and their goal with the club is to help these girls find a community of people like themselves.
Are SXSW discounted student badges still too expensive?
March 8, 2019
Students who want to purchase the discounted tickets have to apply through the SXSW website with proof of current school enrollment. This year, student ticket prices are $425 lower than the $800 price of the past.
Who takes care of the wildlife at UT?
March 6, 2019
There are all sorts of animals living at UT, from the well-known turtles and squirrels to the less familiar, including bats and snakes. Carin Peterson, Animal Make Safe training & outreach coordinator, said seasonal animal activity is about to bring one of the busiest times of the year for wildlife calls at UT.
Elevators causing accessibility problems in West Campus
February 28, 2019
West Campus is full of high-rise apartment complexes and elevators that make it easier for students to access their rooms. However, for students like finance senior Amie Jean, out-of-service elevators have made it hard to get to class.
Transgender students fight for easier campus name change system
February 28, 2019
The Gender and Sexuality Center has been working to make it easier for transgender students to change their University name to their preferred name.
West Campus cat rescuers help find the purrrfect homes
February 20, 2019
About five years after rescuing two kittens from a flood, a local bed-and-breakfast owner in West Campus has made it her goal to help as many cats as possible and find them forever homes.
Former UT student brings her art back to campus
February 17, 2019
Two years after withdrawing from UT to pursue her love for art, Emily Ding will be bringing a pop of color back to the Forty Acres in an unexpected way.
UT power plant makes a lot of energy but which buildings require the most?
February 15, 2019
According to the Utilities Energy Portal, Welch Hall is the highest energy user of the research buildings and costs the University $3.1 million a year.
Aerospace engineer shoots for the stars with fellowship
February 12, 2019
From the moment Mykaela Dunn sat in the Apollo 17 cockpit at Space Center Houston when she was six years old, she knew she wanted to be an astronaut. As her love for tinkering grew, she turned her sights to aerospace engineering.
UT Outpost expands hours
February 7, 2019
Last spring, UT Outpost opened its doors two days a week to help students struggling with food insecurity and access to professional clothing. This semester, the Outpost, an on-campus food pantry and career closet for students, expanded its hours to include two more days.
University of Texas might not reach President Gregory Fenves' 2020 zero waste goal
February 5, 2019
In order to reach the 2020 goal, UT’s Zero Waste program is implementing different initiatives such as the Zero Waste Workspace, which will work on composting paper towels around campus.
UTPD utilizes emergency notification system
January 30, 2019
UTPD uses the emergency notification system to send text messages to students during urgent situations to inform students of actions they should take. They also use email and social media to spread information after an incident.
'We do our best': A behind-the-scenes look at everything UT custodians do to keep campus clean
January 30, 2019
There are 14.8 million square feet maintained by Custodial Services, and each employee is responsible for 33,143 square feet, according to the Facilities Services website.
Short students can now play in a league of their own
January 24, 2019
Students less than 6 feet tall do not have to worry about being dunked on by someone a foot taller during an intramural basketball game with the return of a 6 foot and under league.
Parking citations, garage fees fund campus parking services
January 24, 2019
Each year, UT Parking and Transportation Services issues approximately 38,000 citations for traffic and parking violations on campus. PTS collects more than $1 million annually in fees, and the most frequent citation written is failure to display the appropriate permit.
Free menstrual hygiene products available on-campus restrooms
January 21, 2019
The Union will support the project until next fall, when UT administrators will decide if and how the products will be implemented in the future, according to an email Student Body President Colton Becker sent out last Thursday.
One in four UT students deal with food insecurity and UT Outpost plans to change that
May 2, 2018
Brenna Fox said she knew she had to pick up a job her second semester if she wanted to eat.
Students want to know textbook prices earlier to help with registration
May 2, 2018
With the school year coming to an end, many students are already looking to next year and next year’s textbooks prices. However, Texas law prevents students from seeing their textbook prices until a month before school begins.
Start up aims to bring students joy during stress-filled finals
April 25, 2018
With finals right around the corner, this time of year can be extremely stressful for students across campus. However, a group of design students are creating a campaign to spread mental health awareness and joy to students during finals season.
Students choose between rigor or low tuition costs when it comes to summer course
April 23, 2018
With summer right around the corner, students must decide if they want to take summer courses at a four-year university like UT or at a community college like Austin Community College.
Trash sorters help create zero waste baseball stadium
April 16, 2018
While most baseball fans are relaxing and enjoying the game, Lauren Lichterman, operations and sustainability coordinator, and her team sort trash during and after each game.
University provides professors with mental health help
April 12, 2018
In a given year, one in five adults experience some type of mental illness, according to the National Alliance on Mental Health. The team at the Employee Assistance Program is the resource faculty and staff in distress can turn to for support with any kind of mental problems.
Cockrell School of Engineering offers $100 of free printing each semester to some students
April 5, 2018
When students need to print something on campus, most pay for it using Bevo Bucks with the UT printing system.
UT power plant saves the University $15 million annually
April 1, 2018
With a team of about 140 people and a single power plant that has been serving UT for decades, Juan Ontiveros said his team holds the power on campus.
Meet the team keeping the UT Tower lit and burnt orange
March 27, 2018
Neil Crump, project management and construction services manager, is one of the many people who make sure all the Tower’s 356 external light bulbs are working properly to shine with its signature burnt orange and white.
Students hope for more female professors in the future
March 22, 2018
Female students make up 52 percent of the student body, but only 41 percent of faculty and 25 percent of professors, according to the 2017–2018 UT Statistical Handbook.
White professors make up majority of faculty
March 6, 2018
When environmental engineering sophomore Sandra Solis thought back about all the professors she has had during her time at UT, she was shocked to realize all but one of her professors were white males.
Two year volunteer abroad organization changes student's lives
March 2, 2018
While the slogan of “What starts here changes the world,” may seem like a UT cliche, the 1,838 UT alumni who have joined the Peace Corps are dedicating years to making this motto come to life.
Center for Mexican-American Studies creates home for students
March 1, 2018
As a first generation student from Laredo, Texas, Ilse Colchado felt out of place when she began her college journey. She felt underrepresented and lost — until she found her home at the Center for Mexican-American Studies.
Half a million dollars grant to make transfering credits more transparent
February 20, 2018
Many college students use transferable and dual credits as part of their college education, but because of a lack of communication, those credits often go unused. The Greater Texas Foundation gave UT $500,000 last week to change that.
CMHC Voice Diversity Discussion Groups give students their voice
February 15, 2018
The Counseling and Mental Health Center offers a number of services for the more than 50,000 students at UT. For those feeling lost or struggling with self-identity, the Voices Diversity Discussion Groups allow them to connect with others with similar identities in a way that is different than traditional therapy.
Females make up only one-third of STEM majors, according to report
February 12, 2018
Female African-American and Hispanic students comprise a disproportionately small part of the science, technology, engineering and math students.
Lack of communication on new basketball arena upsets School of Social Work students
February 8, 2018
UT President Gregory Fenves announced last week the administration is now seeking proposals for the new basketball arena. Two possible locations were named, one of which would replace both the Recreational Sports Center and the School of Social Work.
Housing and Dining takes steps to ensure diversity
February 6, 2018
Social work junior Traquana Smith said as a black woman on campus, it is really hard for her to have conversations with people about diversity, but she joined Longhorns for a Culturally Competent Campus, LC3, to try and change that.
University begins search for vice president of Division of Diversity and Community Engagement
January 31, 2018
The search for the new vice president for the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement has begun, and UT President Gregory Fenves has announced a 13-member committee to search for a candidate to fill the position.
Energy Week kicks off with week full of speakers, events
January 28, 2018
Once a year, UT hosts a full week of speakers and events outlining the importance of renewable energy — and what UT faculty and students are doing to help.
Senior lecturer hopes to spark student interest in core history class
January 24, 2018
On the first day of class, senior lecturer Megan Seaholm always asks her students how many of them are taking the class because they want to be there. Out of the 300 students in her lecture this semester, only four raised their hands.
Toastmasters helps staff find new confidence
January 23, 2018
Unlike faculty, University staff do not generally have the opportunity to speak in front of classrooms full of students everyday. However, the UT Staff Toastmasters Club provides them a place to polish their speaking abilities.
Theater student turns dinner theater dream into reality
January 17, 2018
In 90 days, the Monaco sisters transformed a fish taco joint with surfboards hung on mustard-colored walls into their dream theater.
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center lights up for holiday festivities
December 10, 2017
Children ran through the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center as their path was lit with thousands of luminarias and Christmas lights during the annual Luminations celebration.
Increase in counseling visits during finals
December 4, 2017
With students pushing to finish out the semester, the Counseling and Mental Health Center is seeing an increase in appointments to help students through this stressful time.
Tiff’s Treats raises $25 million investment for expansion
November 27, 2017
Tiff’s Treats, the cookie delivery service that students use to celebrate special occasions or just as a late-night snack, announced a $25 million investment raised to help grow the company on Nov. 15.
Texas Athletics partners with food bank to donate stadium food
November 26, 2017
UT football fans may not think about the tons of food being wasted at every single game, but Texas Athletics does. This year, Texas Athletics partnered with the Central Texas Food Bank to donate leftover catering food to families in need.
Field Day for a Cure raises money for pediatric cancer patients
November 19, 2017
Teams of students in brightly colored shirts filled the LBJ Library Lawn to raise money for pediatric cancer patients on Saturday.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Talks to Students
November 13, 2017
The line into Hogg Memorial Auditorium stretched around the building Monday as students waited to hear Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella speak.
PurpleLight Ceremony spreads awareness for pancreatic cancer
November 12, 2017
People dressed in purple shirts held up illuminated purple glow sticks underneath the Texas Capitol on Sunday in remembrance of those lost to pancreatic cancer.
UT hosts first Fall Fall Fall Fest
November 5, 2017
Students who walked across the Main Mall on Saturday night ran into smoke and strobe lights from the first annual Fall Fall Fall Fest.
AwesomenessTV CEO advises RTF students
October 31, 2017
AwesomenessTV CEO Jordan Levin returned to UT on Monday to give radio-television-film students advice about the film industry as a UT alumnus who was once in their position.
Families gather at UT for Family Weekend events
October 30, 2017
On Friday, families from across the state and nation descended on UT for a three-day celebration of Family Weekend.
Sustainability Squad works toward waste-free future
October 23, 2017
While some students spend game day cheering in the stands, students in the Sustainability Squad spend their game day sorting trash.
Blood drive pushes for help
October 17, 2017
Participants can save three lives in ten minutes by donating their blood in the annual Texas Alpha Phi Omega Fall Blood Drive this week.
Ofrenda for recovering addicts
October 17, 2017
For those who have lost a loved one to addiction, the Center for Students in Recovery is hosting the annual Ofrenda de Muertos this month to celebrate their lives and memories.
Speaker series educates on disability awareness on campus
October 9, 2017
College is a difficult time in any student’s life, but for those struggling with a physical or learning disability, it can be that much more challenging.
Burnt Orange Bluegrass brings music, friendship to outside the SAC
October 9, 2017
If you walk by the Student Activity Center on a Friday afternoon, there is a good chance you will hear the sound of banjos, guitars and other instruments playing in harmony.
Panel discusses past and future of DACA program, recipients
October 2, 2017
A Monday panel discussing the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals took on an urgent tone as the Thursday deadline to renew one’s status under the program quickly approaches.
Third annual Public Art Dog Walk advocates adoption
October 1, 2017
Public Art Dog Walk returned to the 40 Acres to see many of the University’s famous pieces of art and showcase the importance of adopting a rescue dog.
UHS starts their flu shot campaign
September 25, 2017
It’s that time of year when students across campus are getting sick with the flu, and University Health Services hopes to prevent that from happening.
Students share concerns about automatic admissions reduction
September 25, 2017
Out-of-state and international students are already a small percentage of the UT student body, and that number won’t be increasing anytime soon.
Moody College of Communications opens gate to Hollywood for students
September 19, 2017
Thanks to a donation from the Cain Foundation, students can continue to study where the only other UT campus where you might run into Matthew McConaughey is located: Hollywood.
LBJ Museum hosts 'Sesame Street' characters to celebrate National Museum Day
September 17, 2017
The LBJ Presidential Library brought in beloved characters from the PBS show “Sesame Street” to celebrate Austin Museum Day on Sunday and to commemorate the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson signing the Public Broadcasting Act.
New Ransom Center exhibit explores art, culture of 20th-century Mexico
September 10, 2017
Starting this Monday, “Mexico Modern,” assembled by guest curators Donald Albrecht and Thomas Mellins, will be open to the public until January.