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Bag ban hurts environment and economy
April 19, 2018
Columnist Rachel Freeman makes the case that ending the bag ban would not be so bad.
Longhorns: Let love in
April 16, 2018
Columnist Rachel Freeman encourages students to pursue relationships while in college.
CMHC, help us fight our fears and give us a support group
April 4, 2018
Columnist Rachel Freeman argues that the CMHC needs to offer more therapy options for specific anxiety disorders.
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March 28, 2018
Columnist Rachel Freeman exposes the vast disparity in how UT allots its bandwidth.
Pursuing longer-term construction deals benefits city
March 21, 2018
Columnist Rachel Freeman argues that Austin would benefit from building relationships with construction agencies through long-term contracts.
Collaborative student organizations help community more
March 7, 2018
Columnist Rachel Freeman advocates for more collaboration between student groups that fight campus sexual assault.
Vote based on merit, not popularity
February 28, 2018
Columnist Rachel Freeman encourages students to vote on evidence, not social obligation, this election season.
Male legislators cannot ignore sexual assault
February 21, 2018
Columnist Rachel Freeman calls legislators to be more responsive to sexual assault reports.
Students should advocate in local government
February 14, 2018
Columnist Rachel Freeman encourages students to participate in local government.
Thin mints, Caramel Delights, and respect
February 9, 2018
Columnist Rachel Freeman advocates for a more respectful and less infantilizing approach to Girl Scout cookie season.
Austin Police Department hosts public meeting about body camera implementation
December 1, 2015
Representatives from the Austin Police Department held a public meeting Monday night to inform citizens about their continued efforts to equip officers with body cameras.
Board of Education votes against changing textbook approval process
November 24, 2015
The Texas Board of Education will not make changes to the State’s textbook approval process.
State legislature, judiciary propose contrasting changes to Hazlewood tuition exemption
November 19, 2015
As state lawmakers are threatening to decrease funding for the Hazlewood tuition exemption program, the state judiciary has declared restriction of the program unconstitutional.
#HornsForHumanity brings students together in remembrance of victims worldwide
November 17, 2015
Late Monday evening, students met at the Tower to show support for victims of worldwide tragedies that occurred last week.
Author advocates importance economic changes to protect environment
November 12, 2015
It was standing room only for Naomi Klein’s presentation to students and the general public in the LBJ Auditorium on Wednesday night.
One small step for man, one giant leap for Longhorns everywhere: NASA accepting astronaut applications
November 9, 2015
Last week, NASA announced they will accept applications for the next class of astronaut candidates from Dec. 14 through mid-February.
City Council gives Fun Fun Fun Fest smoking exemption
November 5, 2015
At a specially called City Council meeting on Oct. 22, the Council approved an exemption to the city’s parks smoking ban for Fun Fun Fun Fest.
Two caves discovered under MoPac to delay construction for two to three weeks
November 3, 2015
Two small voids in the ground were found 40 feet below the surface near the southbound underpass of MoPac Expressway last week.
City continues to expand airport terminals, increase passenger capacity
October 29, 2015
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport looks ahead to begin its final improvement project to expand their terminal and increase traveler capacity.
Austin Public Works to service 777 roads by next September
October 27, 2015
Austin, prepare your engines for new seal-coated, overlaid, slurry-sealed, crack-sealed and fog-sealed roads.
Panelists discuss news integrity in media
October 22, 2015
The Denius Symposium on News Integrity brought together a panel of four journalism professionals Wednesday to speak about balancing journalism ethics with the 24-hour news cycle.
Zambian author discusses recent short stories, future novel
October 19, 2015
Author Namwali Serpell joined UT faculty, students and community members for an afternoon reading and discussion of her recent and upcoming works.
Professor Goodenough’s research proves good enough for million-dollar prize
October 15, 2015
Mechanical Engineering UT Professor John B. Goodenough was recently awarded the Eric and Sheila Samson Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation in Alternative Fuels from Israel’s prime minister and science, technology and space minister.
Female college graduation rate surpasses male graduation rate
October 13, 2015
For the first time, women now lead men in the number of bachelor’s degrees awarded nationwide, according to the United States Census Bureau.
UT ranked 40th in nation for affordability for lower-income students
October 9, 2015
UT ranked 40 out of 179 top American colleges for efforts in economic diversity, according to The New York Times’ College Access Index.
University celebrates annual torchlight parade and rally
October 8, 2015
The lights of Texas were upon OU for the torchlight parade and rally Wednesday night.
Engineering team to be honored with Primetime Emmy Engineering Award
October 6, 2015
At the upcoming 67th annual Engineering Emmy Awards, an engineering team from UT will be honored with the Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development award in Hollywood.
NY Times ranks UT 40 nationally for affordability
October 1, 2015
UT ranked 40 out of 179 top American colleges in efforts for economic diversity, according to The New York Times’ College Access Index.
Speedway Mall renovation project presented to students, public
September 29, 2015
The Speedway Mall renovation project, a long-standing goal for several UT presidents, was presented to students and the general public in a meeting Monday.
Students watch supermoon eclipse over Austin
September 28, 2015
Once in a blue moon, the sun, the earth and the moon align to cause a rare astrological event.
Students, community members protest racism, anti-Islam attitudes
September 24, 2015
In front of the Martin Luther King Jr. statue on the East Mall, a group of students and community members gathered Wednesday to protest racism and anti-Islamic attitudes in the U.S.
West Point colonel explains military’s need for innovation during UT lecture
September 22, 2015
Colonel Liam Collins, director of West Point’s Defense and Strategic Studies Program, advocated military wartime innovation improvements over the past few decades at a lecture held Monday.
Committee meets to discuss renewal of green fee
September 17, 2015
The green fee, along with the 83 projects and 103 grants it funded between fall 2011 and spring 2015, are set to end in 2016, according to the Metrics & Measurement report from UT’s Office of Sustainability.
Texas Millennial Institute hosts police brutality forum
September 15, 2015
The Texas Millennial Institute hosted its first event, a forum at the Student Activity Center discussing police brutality in the Austin area, on Monday.
African, African-American art gallery to open in Jester
September 10, 2015
The John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies is funding a new art gallery on the second floor of the Jester Center near the Sanger Learning Center.
Party on the Plaza connects thousands of students with hundreds of organizations
September 3, 2015
RecSports hosted the 16th annual Party on the Plaza event in front of Gregory Gym on Wednesday, attracting an estimated 24,000 students who walked through a maze of booths representing 265 student organizations, according to Randall Ford, associate director of recreational sports.