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Day six of Criner trial focuses on eyeglasses found at crime scene
July 16, 2018
Attorneys in the trial of Meechaiel Criner, who was indicted on capital murder charges in connection with the death of dance freshman Haruka Weiser, focused Monday on a single pair of eyeglasses and the homeless shelter where Criner was found.
Attorneys focus on scene of fire in third full day of Criner trial
July 13, 2018
Gonzalez said he searched Criner’s bags and found a MacBook laptop. Weiser’s friends testified on Wednesday that Weiser had a MacBook in her possession before her death.
Attorneys question police officers, UT employees in second full day of Criner trial
July 12, 2018
The trial continued Thursday for Meechaiel Criner, the 20-year-old indicted on capital murder in connection with the death of dance freshman Haruka Weiser.
Trial for Meechaiel Criner begins
July 11, 2018
The trial began Wednesday for Meechaiel Criner, the 20-year-old indicted on capital murder in connection with the death of dance freshman Haruka Weiser.
Jury selected for Criner trial
July 10, 2018
The remaining members of the jury were chosen Tuesday for the trial of Meechaiel Criner, the 20-year-old indicted on capital murder charges in connection with the death of dance freshman Haruka Weiser.
Nine selected to serve on jury for Criner trial
July 9, 2018
After day one of jury selection, six women and three men in the jury pool were tapped for the jury.
Timeline: Haruka Weiser murder case
July 9, 2018
The following timeline is the series of events leading up to the trial of Meechaiel Criner, according to his arrest affidavit and reporting from KXAN, KVUE, the Austin American-Statesman and The Daily Texan.
Jury selection begins in preparation for Criner trial
July 9, 2018
Jury selection began Monday in preparation for the trial of Meechaiel Criner, the 20-year-old indicted on capital murder charges in connection with the death of dance freshman Haruka Weiser.
Preview: Meechaiel Criner trial
July 8, 2018
The trial of Meechaiel Criner, the man indicted on capital murder charges in connection with the death of dance freshman Haruka Weiser, will begin on July 9.
The Drag Race: Businesses shift gears to stay open on Guad
June 25, 2018
Students walking along Guadalupe Street can expect to see changes to the shopping strip every year. This year, the closing of Guad-mainstay Ruby’s BBQ and the recent opening of Rise, a donut and biscuit joint, continue the long list of alterations to the Drag.
Judge dismisses DNA evidence in Haruka Weiser murder case
June 20, 2018
Judge David Wahlberg decided on Wednesday not to admit the majority of the DNA evidence into the murder trial of UT dance freshman Haruka Weiser.
Experts continue discussion of DNA testing in Haruka Weiser murder case
June 19, 2018
Attorneys continued their discussion of the role DNA testing plays in the murder case of dance freshman Haruka Weiser during a pre-trial hearing on Tuesday. The judge has still not ruled on whether the DNA evidence will be admitted in trial.
Experts discuss DNA testing in Haruka Weiser murder case
June 18, 2018
During a pre-trial hearing on Monday, attorneys discussed DNA testing in the murder case of dance freshman Haruka Weiser.
Texas Tech student dies during UT study abroad program
June 16, 2018
Elmer Arrieta, a 27-year-old graduate student studying architecture at Texas Tech University, died while participating in a UT study abroad program in Irkutsk, Russia, according to an email sent to the UT community on Saturday.
Austin City Council approves ‘Freedom City’ policies
June 16, 2018
The Austin City Council voted unanimously Thursday to approve two “Freedom City” policies, which target racial disparities in arrests and citations issued by the Austin Police Department.
U.S. shortens length of some Chinese student visas
June 16, 2018
In an effort to protect intellectual property theft, the U.S. Department of State has begun to shorten visa lengths for some Chinese graduate students.
Woman accused of Subway robberies plans to plead not guilty
June 12, 2018
The woman who was arrested in February in connection with multiple Subway robberies in West Campus appeared in Travis County Court on Tuesday and indicated that she plans to enter a plea of not guilty.
UT develops automatic tornado warning alert system
May 2, 2018
With frequent alerts about crime and serious weather, the University has never sent automatic messages about tornado warnings — until now.
New UT-Austin minor offers students a chance to pursue Medieval Studies
April 19, 2018
Students looking at next year’s course catalog for the College of Liberal Arts may be surprised to find a new undergraduate minor on the list — Medieval Studies.
Students celebrate the legacy of Selena Quintanilla at Flor Festival
April 19, 2018
A festival honoring the late Selena Quintanilla has made its way to UT.
Gift a Page event raises funds for children’s literacy, girls’ education
April 11, 2018
At the second ‘Gift a Page’ event on West Mall on Wednesday, the UT chapter of Room to Read sold decorated pages of children’s books to raise funds for children’s literacy and girls’ education in Asia and Africa.
New organization Pen Pal Swap targets college readiness in low income students
April 5, 2018
Two UT students have started a pen pal program to help economically disadvantaged public school students, which, according to the Texas Education Agency, makes up more than half of all public school students in the state.
Screening of “Wasted! A Story of Food Waste” proposes solutions to food waste
March 21, 2018
Every year, 1.3 billion tons of food are thrown away, according to a 2011 report by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.
New student organization works to end sexual assault on campus
February 27, 2018
Taking up action against sexual assault, the UT chapter of It’s On Us began its first steps toward ending sexual violence on campus by holding its first meeting Tuesday.
Entrepreneurship Week inspires students to pursue their passions in all fields
February 26, 2018
For the past seven years, Entrepreneurship Week has featured a variety of opportunities for prospective venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and engineers to showcase their work and listen to relevant speakers in the field.
Texas ranks near last in voter turnout, political participation
February 19, 2018
Texas continues to have one of the lowest rates of voter turnout and political participation in the country, according to a new report released by UT.
Longhorns share their love stories on social media
February 13, 2018
While getting dinner at J2 almost 11 years ago, Cecilia Lopez Cardenas met her husband in line.
Weekly Longhorn Yoga class offers stress relief year-round
February 5, 2018
Every Monday evening, students and faculty gather at the Texas Union Building and conclude their long day of classes with a session of free yoga.
Panel discusses difficulties of leading nonprofits
January 24, 2018
Current and former nonprofit executives debated the economic and structural challenges facing nonprofit organizations in Austin during a panel hosted on Wednesday by UT’s human dimensions of organizations program.
Award-winning producer speaks on experiences in Hollywood
January 22, 2018
Debra Martin Chase, award-winning producer of films such as “The Princess Diaries” and “The Cheetah Girls,” said she was motivated to create diverse roles for women because she didn’t see many people who looked like her on the screen.