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UT Senate introduces one-third of planned initiatives, expects to pass more legislation in spring
December 5, 2019
UT Senate of College Councils passed legislation related to two of the six initiatives it planned on introducing this semester, according to its 2019-20 agenda.
Student Government proposes adding international student representatives
December 4, 2019
Student Government proposed adding assembly representation for international students at its meeting Tuesday.
Student balances kidney failure with full course load, will have transplant surgery mid-December
December 3, 2019
When Mason Bettes was born, doctors told his parents he would die within 48 hours from kidney failure.
Legislative student organizations pass resolution to urge the University to provide free menstrual products
November 25, 2019
All three legislative student organizations passed a joint resolution last week in support of the University providing free menstrual products in bathrooms across campus.
Senate unanimously passes resolution in support of renaming RLM to PMA
November 21, 2019
UT Senate of College Councils unanimously voted to support renaming Robert Lee Moore Hall to the Physics, Math and Astronomy building at its meeting Thursday.
University colleges hire additional administrators to address diversity, inclusion
November 21, 2019
Most colleges across campus have established an administrator for diversity. This semester, these officials have started meeting and discussing ways to increase diversity on campus.
Student Government proposes support for center for nontraditional students
November 20, 2019
Student Government proposed support for establishing a center for nontraditional students at its meeting Tuesday.
Student Government members propose excluding political matters from future legislation
November 12, 2019
Members of Student Government proposed excluding political matters from future legislation at a meeting Tuesday.
Core curriculum will no longer require six hours of science in same field
November 11, 2019
Faculty Council relaxed science core curriculum requirements for the 2020-21 catalogue at its meeting Monday.
UT Senate proposes adding to the definition of Title IX’s “no-contact directive”
November 7, 2019
Social work junior Sara Jane Ross said she opened a Title IX case believing a no-contact directive would stop her assailant from joining her classes. Approximately a week later, she said she learned it would not.
Graduate Student Assembly proposes weeklong Thanksgiving break
November 6, 2019
The Graduate Student Assembly proposed instituting a weeklong Thanksgiving or fall break at its meeting Wednesday.
Student Government proposes UT provide free menstrual products in bathrooms across campus
November 5, 2019
Anjitha Nair said she felt forced to drop everything when she got her period.
McCombs changes business handbooks every semester to reflect gender-inclusive
October 30, 2019
Business undergraduates used to receive a handbook with a section devoted to business attire that split every category into men and women. Now, gender-related language is absent from that section.
Student Government proposes adding more required modules for emergency situations
October 30, 2019
Student Government introduced a resolution Tuesday in support of the Office of Emergency Preparedness implementing campus-wide education modules, which would focus on emergency situations such as fires, weather-related evacuations or active shooter situations, according to the resolution.
‘We’re going to keep fighting’: Senate resolution urges removal of professors guilty of Title IX violations
October 24, 2019
The Senate of College Councils unanimously passed a resolution supporting the removal of professors found guilty of Title IX violations at its meeting Thursday.
SG member proposes bill to stop proposing, voting on legislation within same meeting
October 22, 2019
A Student Government member introduced a bill to eliminate fast-tracking from its code of rules during its meeting Tuesday.
Riverside rezoning passes, developers to begin construction in 2023
October 17, 2019
Austin City Council approved the redevelopment of student apartment complexes in Riverside at its meeting Thursday.
SG passes resolution asking Austin City Council to vote against Riverside redevelopment
October 15, 2019
Student Government passed a resolution Tuesday asking Austin City Council to either vote against redeveloping Riverside or provide more affordable student housing.
SG creates continuity committee to advance past ideas, programs
October 14, 2019
Student Government established a Continuity Committee this semester to advance and maintain initiatives introduced during past administrations, starting with initiatives from last year.
Graduate Communications Council added to Senate of College Councils
October 10, 2019
Senate of College Councils proposed and passed a bill adding the Graduate Communications Council to Senate at its meeting Thursday.
SG proposes resolution to excuse absences on Election Day
October 9, 2019
In an effort to increase student voter turnout, Student Government proposed a joint resolution to excuse student absences during election days at its meeting Tuesday.
First-year representative candidate elected after facing 2 SG Supreme Court hearings
October 3, 2019
The UT Student Government Supreme Court held two hearings concerning violations of first-year representative Sid Puranik in the week leading up to the first-year representative election.
SG proposes adding Suicide Prevention Lifeline number to student IDs
October 2, 2019
UT student government proposed adding the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline to student IDs at its meeting Tuesday.
UT Senate introduces legislation to encourage student feedback on online learning platform Quest
September 27, 2019
UT Senate of College Councils introduced legislation to create a form for student feedback on Quest, an online learning platform, at its Thursday meeting.
UT-Austin’s automatic admissions threshold will remain at 6%
September 23, 2019
UT’s automatic admission threshold will remain at 6% for the 2021-22 application cycle, according to a letter sent by President Gregory Fenves to the Texas Education Agency .
Student Government holds rally emphasizing a “UT Led by You”
September 23, 2019
Student body president Camron Goodman and vice president Amie Jean hosted a Student Government celebration rally Sunday night named after their campaign slogan, “UT Led By You.”
Austin City Council delays final Riverside redevelopment vote
September 19, 2019
Austin City Council postponed its third and final vote on redeveloping Riverside student apartment complexes at its meeting Thursday.
SG passes legislation in support of Austin’s homeless population
September 17, 2019
Student Government proposed and passed legislation voicing support for Austin’s homeless population at its meeting Tuesday in response to Austin City Council reconsidering homelessness ordinances initially passed in June.
SG to release weekly, opt-in newsletter
September 11, 2019
When first joining Student Government, members such as university-wide representative Kerry Mackenzie struggle to find current information about SG. Starting next week, SG will release an opt-in newsletter for the student body to make information easier to find, SG communications director Jacqui Briddell said.
For second consecutive year, SG does not introduce legislation at second meeting
September 10, 2019
SG introduced seven pieces of legislation in their first two meetings in 2016 and five pieces of legislation in 2017. During the past two years, SG has focused on member appointments and their budget, which they introduced at their first meeting of the year.
SG introduces budget legislation at semester’s first meeting
September 4, 2019
At this semester's first meeting of the 113th Student Government Assembly, members introduced 2019-2020 budget legislation while also reviewing general rules, the legislative process and introductions.
Construction will narrow Red River St., close parking spaces and roads
September 4, 2019
Construction near the Steve Hicks School of Social Work began Tuesday and will close multiple parking spots and roads in the area.
UT Senate introduces first diversity coordinator to better represent UT population
August 30, 2019
The UT Senate of College Councils has introduced a diversity coordinator position to their board.
UT Senate hopes for accessibility, WIO payments
August 28, 2019
In an effort to extend outreach this year, the UT Senate of College Councils leadership plans to hold town halls and use representatives to connect with organizations, among other initiatives.
The importance of students’ voices: Student Government’s plans for the year
August 28, 2019
Student Government’s platform for the upcoming school year has seven points to fulfill the idea of “UT Led By You,” the campaign slogan for student body president and vice president Camron Goodman and Amie Jean.
University Health Services offers treatments for sick students
August 26, 2019
Despite how easily germs pass around on a campus with thousands of people, the University Health Services can treat the wide range of illnesses students might contract.
Austin City Council advances Riverside redevelopment plan to third vote
August 22, 2019
The Austin City Council voted Thursday to advance an ordinance allowing for redevelopment of student apartment complexes in Riverside to a third vote.
International students choose between going home, staying at UT over break
December 7, 2018
International students make up 10 percent of the UT population, according to the University’s website. Over winter break, international students choose between returning to their home countries or staying in the United States.
Dining halls start serving romaine lettuce after ban
December 4, 2018
On Nov. 20, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a statement to University Housing and Dining to dispose of all romaine lettuce after it was linked to 32 people across 11 states contracting a strain of E. coli.
Regents votes to extend decision time on Muny Golf Course
November 28, 2018
The UT System Board of Regents recently voted to extend the deadline for deciding whether they will continue to lease the Lions Municipal Golf Course, or Muny, to the city of Austin, following almost one decade of dispute between the two parties.
CapMetro to add route changes in 2019
November 27, 2018
In 2019, CapMetro will make changes to bus routes to solve inefficiencies and build on the CapRemap program.
“I’ve definitely jumped out of a lot more planes than I’ve ever landed in”: Student will deploy next semester
November 14, 2018
After high school, Nathan McCracken was deployed with the Marine Corps, training and traveling for five years before returning to the reserves and applying to UT. Now, as a 24-year-old philosophy sophomore, McCracken will be deployed again next semester.
'I never really liked having my age be a factor of what I could and couldn’t do': Freshman started business at age 11
November 11, 2018
At age 11, Jeffrey Wang asked his dad for a loan of $150. A few months later, he launched his own company.
Employees of UT System, institutions contribute more than $300,000 to Beto O'Rourke's campaign
November 4, 2018
Individuals associated with the UT System have donated more to Democratic Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke’s campaign than any other organization-affiliated individuals, according to the Federal Election Commission.
University enforces guest speaker policy for student orgs
November 2, 2018
Registered student organizations and sponsored student organizations need advance permission from the Dean of Students for guest speakers, according to the Office of the Dean of Students.
UT-Austin dining halls do not discount gluten-free alternatives
October 31, 2018
Students like sociology sophomore Kaelyn Armstrong, who has a gluten sensitivity, have found it hard to find and afford gluten-free options in University dining halls.
Different factors decide UT-Austin dining hall hours
October 30, 2018
Director of dining Rene Rodriguez said foot traffic determines how long the dining halls stay open.
‘It’s the marginalization of people’: Students protest NAIS program move
October 17, 2018
Colorful tapestries, photographs and event posters adorn the walls of the Native American and Indigenous Studies program. Soon, they will be taken down and moved, as the College of Liberal Arts plans to relocate the program’s office from Patton Hall.
NAIC to celebrate their second annual Indigenous Peoples’ Week
October 8, 2018
The Native American and Indigenous Collective, a student organization that focuses on native empowerment and research, will host their second annual Indigenous Peoples’ Week through Friday.
Palestine Solidarity Committee hosts guest speaker at Nueces Mosque
October 8, 2018
UT’s Palestine Solidarity Committee hosted guest speaker Taher Herzallah on Oct. 5 at the Nueces Mosque.
‘I’ve skipped quite a few meals’: Students are passing on dinner over restricted dining hall hours
October 2, 2018
Littlefield Patio Cafe and Kinsolving Dining provide dinner for students in the northern part of campus, and they close at 8 p.m. Monday to Thursday.
‘I can do anything’: Study Abroad works to include more students of color
September 28, 2018
The UT International Office works to try and close the gap by addressing financial barriers and creating more inclusive environments.
‘Something we want to fix’: Just 7 women enrolled as freshmen in the computer science honors program
September 19, 2018
This year, the computer science honors program admitted 129 freshmen, 37 of which are women. But only seven actually decided to attend UT.
UT Law School alumni provide free Starbucks to law students
September 11, 2018
As of yesterday, law students have access to free coffee every Monday morning thanks to UT alumni.