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SG passes resolution for University to provide opioid overdose reversal drug
May 5, 2016
Opioid overdose is an increasingly common issue among young adults, but Student Government unanimously passed a resolution last Tuesday that would allow the University to provide a lifesaving drug in the event of an emergency.
Friends, family remember Richard Truong
May 4, 2016
UT engineering student Richard Truong died Wednesday, April 13.
Students launch app to help promote connections, spontaneous plans on campus
April 29, 2016
Some students may find it difficult to make friends at a university of more than 50,000 people, but two UT students have launched an app to connect people with similar interests and make campus feel smaller.
Students express campus safety concerns during discussion
April 20, 2016
Students raised questions regarding lighting on campus, safe transportation from campus to their residences and the homeless population in West Campus during a campus discussion Wednesday afternoon.
Undergraduate students showcase their work during ninth annual Research Week
April 20, 2016
Undergraduate students from diverse fields of study are showcasing their work and exploring ways to participate in research during the University’s ninth annual Research Week.
RotMan administration bids farewell to office
April 17, 2016
Emeritus student body president Xavier Rotnofsky and vice president Rohit Mandalapu presented a primarily satirical campaign last year, but they worked to address serious issues during their time in office.
Junior ‘the Wendy’s guy’ dies at 61
April 14, 2016
A former employee of Wendy’s in the Union affectionately known as “Junior the Wendy’s Guy” died on Monday at the age of 61.
SG passes resolution to add hammocks along Speedway
April 11, 2016
The South Mall lawn and the Union outdoor patio are popular locations for UT students to enjoy warm weather and sunshine, and Student Government passed a resolution last Tuesday to provide another option — hammocks along the planned Speedway Mall.
The never-ending story: Helgren and Kim to start term
April 7, 2016
Student stories were at the heart of the Student Government president-elect and vice president-elect’s campaign, and now that the election is over, they want to hear more stories to help them create change on campus next year.
UT System extends medical amnesty policy to include drug overdose
April 6, 2016
Students who experienced a drug overdose in the past may have hesitated to call for medical help due to fear of repercussions, but the UT System recently changed its policy to encourage students to seek medical assistance when necessary.
Original results of SG executive alliance election now available
April 5, 2016
The original Student Government executive alliance election results were not announced March 3 because of a failure to be certified by the Dean of Students, but they are now available as a result of an open records request.
Black Lives Matter graffiti appears outside Gregory Gymnasium
April 4, 2016
An area outside of Gregory Gymnasium was marked with graffiti Sunday night, making it the sixth incident in a string of similar events in which graffiti appeared on campus featuring the same message earlier this year.
The never-ending story: Helgren, Kim to start term
April 3, 2016
Student stories were at the heart of the Student Government (SG) president-elect and vice president-elect’s campaign, and now that the election is over they want to hear more stories to help them create change on campus next year.
Helgren-Kim wins SG executive alliance election
April 1, 2016
Kevin Helgren and Binna Kim won the Student Government executive alliance race Thursday with 51.03 percent of the vote in a runoff election against candidates Kallen Dimitroff and Jesse Guadiana.
Chapman-Robinson, Dror-Shannon endorse Helgren-Kim campaign
March 29, 2016
Former executive alliance candidates Daniel James Chapman, Jonathan Dror and Delisa Shannon have endorsed the Helgren-Kim campaign.
Dimitroff-Guadiana campaign drafts revised election code
March 29, 2016
Several entities have expressed dissatisfaction with the current election code and called for a revised election code following the series of complaints and appeals in this year’s Student Government (SG) executive alliance process.
Senate passes resolution to prevent quizzes during add/drop period
March 28, 2016
Senate passed Senate Resolution 1512 (S.R. 1512) on Thursday to prevent professors from assigning quizzes during add/drop period unless the professor provides students with the opportunity to make-up the assignment.
Two executive alliance campaigns will proceed into runoff election
March 25, 2016
Student Government executive alliance election results were officially announced Thursday night, resulting in a runoff election.
Questions surround legislation by SG candidates
March 23, 2016
Candidates in the executive alliance race participated in passing several legislative resolutions for Student Government over the past year, but few have been fully implemented.
Executive alliances to begin campaigning today for new election
March 21, 2016
Students will vote in a new election for the Student Government executive alliance after the Election Supervisory Board and Dean of Student’s office did not certify the results of the original election.
SG proposes resolution to assist homeless, promote student safety
March 11, 2016
The homeless population is a familiar sight for UT students who walk along the Drag and in West Campus, but Student Government is planning an active effort to help this community.
Senate proposes creation of online test bank for students
March 9, 2016
UT Senate of College Councils will propose a resolution today to provide an online database of old testing material for students.
Four out of five UT Supreme Court justices resign
March 9, 2016
Four out of the five UT Supreme Court justices resigned their positions during a Student Government meeting Tuesday night.
SG executive alliance results announcement postponed
March 4, 2016
Campus-wide election results were announced Thursday night — with the exception of the Student Government executive alliance.
UT Supreme Court decreases penalty on Helgren-Kim campaign
March 3, 2016
The UT Supreme Court decreased the penalty levied against the Helgren-Kim campaign from a Class C to a Class A violation in an emergency appeal hearing Wednesday.
UT Supreme Court, Election Supervisory Board address complaints against executive alliance campaigns
March 2, 2016
UT Supreme Court and Election Supervisory Board (ESB) addressed complaints against two executive alliance campaigns Tuesday night.
Senate candidates announce platforms in uncontested race
March 2, 2016
Three candidates are running in an uncontested race for president, vice president and financial director in this year’s Senate of College Councils’ elections.
University Democrats member files complaint against the Dimitroff-Guadiana campaign
March 1, 2016
The Election Supervisory Board unanimously dismissed a complaint filed against the Dimitroff-Guadiana campaign Monday night.
Helgren-Kim platform seeks to eliminate stigma of mental illness
February 26, 2016
Executive alliance candidates Kevin Helgren and Binna Kim want to encourage students to share their stories — all 50,000 of them.
Dror-Shannon campaign hopes to "Turn Up Texas"
February 26, 2016
Jonathan Dror and Delisa Shannon are running for executive alliance and want to “Turn Up Texas” in the process.
Dimitroff-Guadiana platform focuses on bringing together different UT voices
February 26, 2016
Executive alliance candidates Kallen Dimitroff and Jesse Guadiana come from different backgrounds, differents cities and different campus organizations, but they share a passion for the University and its students.
Chapman-Robinson platform explains what “giving a shit” really means
February 26, 2016
Executive alliance candidates Daniel James Chapman and Austin James Robinson have two things in common: they have the same middle name and, more importantly, they give a shit.
UT Election Supervisory Board determines campaign team violated election code
February 23, 2016
The University Election Supervisory Board, which supervises all campus-wide elections, determined Thursday that an executive alliance campaign team violated the election code by failing to recruit campaign workers individually.
Executive alliance candidates focus on student involvement, sexual assault awareness
February 23, 2016
Executive alliance candidates discussed their platforms and how to help students become active participants in the Student Government process at the SG debate Monday night.
Executive alliance candidates announce campaign platforms
February 22, 2016
Four pairs of candidates are running for the Executive Alliance positions in this year’s Student Government elections.
UT student withdraws complaint against Helgren-Kim campaign
February 18, 2016
The UT Supreme Court received a complaint withdrawal Wednesday from a student who filed a complaint against the Helgren-Kim campaign for early campaigning.
UT Judicial Court overturns ESB decision, determines Helgren-Kim did not violate election code
February 17, 2016
The UT Judicial Court unanimously overturned the decision of the Election Supervisory Board (ESB) in the Helgren-Kim v. Chase case, ruling that Helgren-Kim executive alliance campaign did not violate the election code.
Senate proposes library printing credit for students
February 16, 2016
UT Senate proposed a resolution Tuesday to establish a minimal library printing credit for UT students to offset the current cost of printing.
Student Government proposes umbrella checkout system
February 15, 2016
Unpredictable Texas showers can leave students without umbrellas stranded on campus, but Student Government wants to give students the opportunity to check out umbrellas and stay dry.
SG Election Supervisory Board determines campaign team violated election code
February 11, 2016
The University’s Election Supervisory Board, which supervises all campus-wide elections, determined that one Student Government campaign team failed to comply with election code by attempting to solicit the support of a member of the editorial board at The Daily Texan.
Longhorn Entrepreneurship Agency hopes to establish student workspace
February 8, 2016
The Longhorn Entrepreneurship Agency (LEA) proposed Assembly Resolution 17 on Tuesday to build a collaborative workspace for student entrepreneurs to begin changing the world, one startup at a time.
Graduate Student Assembly opposes campus carry in resolution
February 5, 2016
Graduate Student Assembly, an organization that seeks to represent the opinions of the graduate student community in interactions with UT administration, passed a resolution Wednesday opposing campus carry, which allows those with concealed handgun licenses to carry guns on university campuses in Texas.
Students use balloons to show opinions on campus carry
February 4, 2016
Members of the UT community used their breath — literally — to fill colored balloons representing their opinions about campus carry at an event hosted by the UT Graduate Student Assembly on Wednesday.
Student Government passes amended AB 9
February 3, 2016
Student Government passed Assembly Bill 9 with amendment, which proposed to reduce the amount of money that candidates are allowed to spend on their campaigns, on Tuesday.
Student Government proposes bill to reduce campaign finances
February 1, 2016
Student Government introduced legislation Tuesday to reduce the current amount of money candidates can spend on their campaigns.
New STEM commons to open in Perry-Castañeda Library
January 25, 2016
A new STEM learning commons will open officially today in the Perry-Castañeda Library to provide a space for students to learn about and collaborate in science, technology, engineering and math studies.
Working for The Daily Texan: 10/10 would recommend
December 4, 2015
News editor recommends Texan to friends.
Harry Ransom Center to acquire archive of novelist Kazuo Ishiguro
August 26, 2015
UT students will soon have access to an archive of novels by renowned British novelist Kazuo Ishiguro.
Student organization hosts panel discussion on fraternity culture
May 6, 2015
Fraternity members and other students discussed topics such as racist parties and sexual harassment in the context of fraternity culture.
Kerbey Lane celebrates 35th anniversary with festivities, donations to United Way
May 5, 2015
Kerbey Lane Cafe celebrated its 35th year anniversary Monday with face painting and miniature horses — donating all of the proceeds to United Way for Greater Austin.
Student volunteers disappointed by potential closure of Austin State Supported Living Center
April 29, 2015
The Austin State Supported Living Center (ASSLC) may close by August 2017 after the Texas Senate passed a bill earlier this month with a provision to close the ASSLC after nearly a century of operation.
Former NASA mission leader named next director of space research center
April 24, 2015
Former NASA mission leader Michael Watkins will become the next director of the Center for Space Research at the Cockrell School of Engineering.
Lecturer: Internet surveillance has benefits and drawbacks
April 10, 2015
Internet surveillance is inevitable and sometimes beneficial, but use of informatiion gathered through servailance must be regulated, according to a lecturer Thursday at the 14th Annual sequels Symposium.
Professor: Design in Shakespeare’s works suggest earlier rise to prominence
April 6, 2015
An ornately designed logo printed on Shakespeare’s works suggests an earlier rise to prominence than previously thought, according to a UT professor.
Professor: Body fat percentage, distribution more important than appearance and weight
March 27, 2015
When it comes to health, body fat percentage and distribution are more important than appearance and weight, according to a visiting nutrition professor.
Professor: African-American women are subject to greater scrutiny in airports
March 25, 2015
African-American women are subject to greater airport security measures than other passengers at the airport, according to UT professor Simone Browne.
Professor discusses professional struggles of LGBT educators
March 11, 2015
Gay and lesbian teachers face challenges that their heterosexual colleagues do not, according to a visiting professor from Boston University.
Patient-oriented health care is the future, researcher says
March 5, 2015
The future of the health care system lies in a patient-oriented approach, not in the continuation of its current structure, according to health care innovator Stacey Chang.