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Rising costs of living in West Campus strain UT students
August 5, 2013
Characterized by its proximity to the UT campus and many conveniences, West Campus is one of the most popular — and expensive — living areas for UT students.
UT strives to improve four-year graduation rates
August 5, 2013
As freshmen take the first steps into their college careers this month, a team stretching across every inch of campus is aggressively working to make sure students graduate from UT in four years.
Capital Metro to launch new, faster buses to improve city transportation
July 28, 2013
Capital Metro is launching MetroRapid next spring, a $38 million transportation initiative that will offer 40 new buses traveling north and south between 77 new stations.
Gay church youth director awaiting authoritative decision to become a minister
July 28, 2013
Mary Ann Kaiser will have to wait months or even years for religious authorities to decide if she can become a minister as an openly gay woman.
UT breaks ground on new campus food garden
July 21, 2013
UT is working on another campus food garden that officials say will reduce the University’s dependence on outside suppliers.
What's next for Texas abortion legislation
July 18, 2013
While Texas Gov. Rick Perry signed abortion legislation into law Thursday morning, the new rules are already anticipated to end up in court before they even go into effect.
Unrest in Turkey has ramifications for UT, Austin
July 16, 2013
Turkey is currently facing civil unrest arising from religious and political conflicts between the Turkish people and their government. Being a political, cultural and geographic bridge between the United States and the Middle East and an important American ally, Turkey’s current situation could impact its relations with America.
Students enjoy free meals for Ramadan
July 15, 2013
Muslim students can sometimes have a hard time finding places to eat for Ramadan, a period of prayer and fasting. The Nueces Mosque in West Campus provides free, daily meals for people to break their fast.
Construction noise in West Campus irritates students
July 11, 2013
Construction noise, dust, unclean roads with nails and traffic are habitual sights in West Campus, and UT students are starting to take notice.
Views on Texas abortion legislation, regulation differ among religions
July 8, 2013
While the Texas Legislature continues to debate abortion legislation, non-Christian religious communities watch on with different perspectives on the controversial issue.
UT Solar Vehicles Team finishes in 6th place
July 1, 2013
After a rocky start that included tire blowouts and a brake issue that almost grounded a $100,000 solar car, the UT Solar Vehicles Team finished in sixth place at the 2013 Formula Sun Grand Prix.
Three new additions coming to West Campus food truck park
June 28, 2013
Yummy Bowl and Stony's Pizza are coming to the West Campus food truck park.
UT solar car team gearing up for race
June 24, 2013
The UT Solar Vehicles Team spent two years and $100,000 building its solar car, called the TexSun.
Youth director at University United Methodist Church barred from ordination because of sexuality
June 20, 2013
Mary Ann Kaiser, a youth director at a church on campus, was removed from ordination candidacy because of her sexual orientation.
As nonresident tuition rises, international UT students face many challenges
June 13, 2013
Tuition for nonresident students is increasing, causing further burdens on international students.