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For exchange students, adjusting to UT-Austin comes with challenges. Here’s how some navigate campus
August 29, 2018
New faces fill campus as more than 8,000 freshmen navigate through their home for the next four years. But for some students, their time on the 40 Acres is limited.
University eliminates charges on data plans
August 26, 2018
Previously, students, faculty and staff paid for limited individual network data plans to use internet on the UT network.
University eliminates charges on data plans
August 21, 2018
Charges for data plans on the UT network will be eliminated.
Voices Against Violence offers graduation cords to honor survivors
May 3, 2018
In two weeks, Kaitlyn Murphy will be walking across the stage wearing her cap and gown, white stole and a teal cord — which she said will signify the greatest obstacle she has overcome.
UHS subsidizes UT students’ cost for physical exams, nutrition therapy, other services
May 2, 2018
Since January, UHS has been subsidizing 50 percent of the student’s responsibility — which is not covered by insurance — for several services, including nutrition therapy, internal STI testing, durable medical equipments, EpiPens and physical exams.
Student shares secret to getting free flight tickets
April 25, 2018
When he entered college as a first-generation student five years ago, economics senior Farhan Manjiyani could only dream of going on a study abroad trip. After discovering strategies that allowed him to go on a study abroad program to Cape Town by spending very little out of pocket, he is determined to help others get the same opportunity.
UT Austin’s chapter of It’s On Us hosts first Spring Week of Action
April 23, 2018
As Sexual Assault Awareness Month comes to a close, UT’s chapter of It’s On Us is hoping to make an extra push for sexual assault prevention through their first-ever Spring Week of Action.
How does an out-of-state and international student qualify for in-state tuition?
April 19, 2018
To be classified as a Texas resident, out-of-state students must be independent of their parents, live in Texas for 12 consecutive months and establish residency through one of several ways, such as being employed for an average of 20 hours per week or owning and operating a business in Texas.
Hey, ‘night owls’: You may have a higher risk for health problems, study suggests
April 17, 2018
The study, published in science journal Chronobiology International, said people who define themselves as evening types are more likely to have health problems such as psychological disorders, diabetes and respiratory disorders compared to those who define themselves as morning people.
One year since CLASE report: What has UT done to address sexual assault on campus?
April 11, 2018
It’s been one year since Briana Torres, a Plan II and English sophomore, read an eye-opening campus-wide email, stating 15 percent of undergraduate women at UT-Austin reported they had been raped. Eight months later, Torres created the UT chapter of It’s On Us.
Liberal Arts Council initiative supports international students in government classes
April 10, 2018
All UT undergraduates are required to take U.S. and Texas government classes. But for international students, this requirement can be a challenge.
VAV hosts Sexual Violence Prevention Month events throughout April
April 4, 2018
Nationally, April is proclaimed Sexual Assault Awareness Month, but Voices Against Violence, VAV, aims to put more emphasis on prevention instead of just awareness.
Students for Planned Parenthood, Flo Code help make feminine products accessible
April 2, 2018
Pads and tampons are basic necessities, but costs and stigma around menstruation can limit access to these products.
Black, Asian, Latinx alumni tell of segregation at UT ‘as they saw it’
March 29, 2018
The panel was hosted by the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement as a preview to the book “As We Saw It,” which documents stories of African-American alumni at UT. Although the book only includes perspectives of African-American students, the panel was a way to explore experiences of other minority groups.
Allies in the classroom: Professors take action to create LGBTQ-inclusive environment
March 27, 2018
As a professor who identifies as queer, Beth Bukoski makes sure to intervene when she feels heterosexist discourse is present in her classrooms. However, she is just one of more than 50 professors and lecturers who have pledged to do the same.
SSD steps in to help students with disabilities address challenges in finding employment
March 22, 2018
Like many students, Caroline Graves is concerned with trying to find internships to enhance her career. But as a student with a disability, Graves also has to ask questions on how accommodating the workplace will be.
Demand for CMHC services spikes after subsidized counseling charges
March 9, 2018
After UT President Gregory Fenves announced the subsidizing of counseling fees in January, the Counseling and Mental Health Center immediately saw a spike in demand for their services. In January and February, a total of 1,733 students reached out to CMHC for their services, compared to only 1,203 students last January and February. This amounts to a 44 percent increase.
Former New York Times editor to serve as new UT Journalism School director
March 6, 2018
The UT School of Journalism has appointed Associate Director Kathleen McElroy, a former editor at The New York Times, as its new director starting June 1.
Nobody’s perfect: healthy striving involves admitting failure, CMHC says
February 28, 2018
Robert Epstein used to hold himself to very high standards in academics, relationships and appearances. But during his freshman year of college, he realized nobody is perfect.
UT Admissions welcomes LGBTQ prospective students at Longhorn Pride
February 22, 2018
Choosing which college to enroll in can be daunting. For LGBTQ students, how they are welcomed is often the deciding factor.
The Daily Texan hosts annual SG candidates debate
February 19, 2018
Executive alliance and University-wide representative candidates presented their campaigns to a crowd of about 50 students in an annual debate hosted by The Daily Texan on Monday evening.
Campus Climate Response Team's new webpage addresses transparency in bias incident reports
February 15, 2018
Following an increase in bias incidents reported to the Campus Climate Response Team, the team said students are concerned no actions are taken in response to their reports.
UT-Austin competitive admission gives no advantage to ESL students
February 12, 2018
Manuel Flores entered the UT English as a Second Language program in 2017, but because of UT’s competitive admission, Flores now attends the University of Houston instead.
UHS flu diagnosis doubled compared to last February
February 6, 2018
Two hundred and eighty-five students were diagnosed with influenza or influenza-like illnesses, ILI, at UHS last week.
University Health Services provides inclusive health care for LGBTQ students
January 31, 2018
University Health Services started off the new year making efforts toward improving health care for LGBTQ students.
CMHC clarifies counseling limitations
January 24, 2018
No hard limit on short-term counseling exists, but resources are limited.
As We See It documents history on African American integration at UT
January 24, 2018
Over 60 years of personal stories from African American UT alumni will be accessible through a single book that will be released later this year.
CMHC's new initiative seeks to promote mental health in UT
January 18, 2018
The Counseling and Mental Health Center has a new way to promote mental health care for students — by bringing it into their classrooms.
Flu season expected to get worse as spring semester starts
January 17, 2018
Students returning to campus after winter break run the risk of getting the flu after more than 8,000 people in Texas have tested positive for influenza since October — more than six times as many as last year’s flu season — according to the Department of State Health Services.
Fenves announces CMHC counseling charges will be subsidized
January 17, 2018
This change comes after Fenves received feedback from students when a Daily Texan article last semester revealed that UT-Austin was one of the only top schools in Texas to charge students for counseling and mental health services.
Fenves announces CMHC counseling sessions will now be fully subsidized
January 17, 2018
The University is no longer charging $10 per counseling appointment in the Counseling and Mental Health Center, UT President Gregory Fenves said in an email on Wednesday afternoon.
Dell Medical School launches new clinic for bipolar disorders
December 11, 2017
A new mental health clinic will lower costs for treatment of bipolar disorders, the sixth leading cause of disability, according to the World Health Organization.
Community Engagement Center moves out from East Austin location
December 7, 2017
For 10 years, the Marvin C. Griffin building has been home to community discussions on social justice and inequality, but last week, it was time to say goodbye.
Project Linking the Arts unifies the UT arts community
December 3, 2017
Nine different student organizations performed at the Hogg Memorial Auditorium on Saturday night, but they had one thing in common — a love for the arts.
Actress discusses ignorance towards black history
November 30, 2017
Americans have an unhealthy relationship with their history, especially when it comes to black history, actress and comedian Azie Dungey said to an auditorium of UT students Thursday afternoon.
Poetry night dispels myths of stuttering
November 19, 2017
Kelly Woodworth does not have a fluency disorder, but on Friday, she voluntary stuttered as she recited her poem to understand what her clients feel like.
Dell Medical School’s new department hopes to improve diagnostic testing
November 17, 2017
The first step in providing successful medical care is making the proper diagnosis, and the Dell Medical School’s new Department of Diagnostic Medicine aims to ensure this critical step is taken more often than not.
We Belong Here event invites students to share on experiences abroad
November 14, 2017
UT alumna Rebecca Dockall said she recognized her privilege while running an errand in India.
Students share immigrant experiences at Faces of Immigration event
November 10, 2017
Markfirah Krueng was one of three student speakers who discussed immigrant experiences at “Faces of Immigration,” an event hosted by the Students for Equity and Diversity on Thursday evening.
UT students participate in first partisan political hackathon
November 5, 2017
Ten teams gathered on Sunday at a downtown building to present their ideas on utilizing technology to increase progressive votes.
Austin’s new Central Library provides innovative services to students
October 30, 2017
Austin’s 200,000-square-foot new Central Library opened its doors to the public on Saturday, 11 years after voters approved of its funding.
Mid-Autumn Festival celebrates Chinese annual harvest
October 27, 2017
Conversation filled Gregory Plaza on Thursday evening, but when biomedical engineering senior Veronica Stuckey started dancing, all went silent.
Texas Southmost College students visited UT for Brownsville Project
October 23, 2017
Forty people filled the Goldsmith Hall Main Jury Room on Friday afternoon, all working to turn an abandoned rail corridor into a new city infrastructure.
Internships abroad make students more attractive to employers
October 20, 2017
Finance junior Luke Jenison was looking for a way to fit a summer study abroad program into his four-year college plan, but it didn’t seem possible until he found his solution — interning abroad.
Humanity First distributes care packages for the homeless
October 16, 2017
Over 2,000 people deal with homelessness in Austin, according to a 2017 count by the Ending Community Homelessness Coalition.
UT Hispanic Coalition raises funds for Puerto Rico, Mexico relief
October 13, 2017
UT is home to over a dozen Hispanic student organizations, and last week, many of them came together for the first time.
International students face barriers in securing jobs
October 6, 2017
International students worry about not having the same opportunities to have internships as other students.
Bake sale raises funds for DACA renewals
September 25, 2017
University Democrats sold baked goods Monday to raise funds for recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, many of whom face renewal fees in the coming weeks.
UT architecture students take part in the development of Brownsville
September 22, 2017
Architecture professor Ledesma and students from her class, “Empowerment by Design: Brownsville West Rail Trail Studio/Practicum,” are making plans to potentially convert a historic freight line in Brownsville into a new city area.
CMHC addresses current mental health issues during annual Suicide Prevention Week
September 11, 2017
The UT Counseling and Mental Health Center will start its annual “Suicide Prevention Week,” which seeks to raise awareness and advance conversations about mental health, on Tuesday.
UT places top five in number of graduates working at Silicon Valley
May 4, 2017
UT Austin has more graduates working at Silicon Valley than most Ivy League schools.
UT computer science students wins Midwest Trading Competition
May 2, 2017
Out of 35 schools across the nation, UT’s Undergraduate Computational Finance Team, or Texas UCF, won first place at the Midwest Trading Competition, the nation’s premier algorithmic trading competition.
Panelists talk racial equity in education through libraries at Beyond Barriers
April 28, 2017
Austin Mayor Steve Adler said public library programs in Austin mitigate racial inequality in access to information at a panel Thursday called “Beyond Barriers.”
UT ROTC celebrates 70th anniversary, honors alumni
April 25, 2017
The Tower was lit orange Tuesday to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the UT Army ROTC program.
UT Libraries acquire archives from architecture professor Anthony Alofsin
April 17, 2017
Architecture professor Anthony Alofsin has donated his archives to the UT Architecture and Planning Library to preserve architectural knowledge in an age of digitalization.
Language Partnership Program connects ESL and American students
April 12, 2017
Inspired by his experiences as a French, Spanish and ESL instructor in three different states, Matthew Cook started the UT Language Partnership Program in August 2016.
Texas Army ROTC wins first place in ROTC division of military skills competition
April 10, 2017
A team of 11 UT ROTC cadets from different backgrounds and majors came together over the weekend to face 11 challenges throughout a 25-mile course, which included combat swim, trauma care and weapon handling.
Texas Orange Jackets hosts discussion on women’s menstruation
March 30, 2017
Texas Orange Jackets Fall 2016 Tap Class hosted a discussion at Space24Twenty Wednesday evening on the stigma of women’s menstruation.
NASPA awards Get Sexy, Get Consent with Grand Silver Excellence Award
March 29, 2017
Get Sexy, Get Consent, an interactive performance promoting consent in sexual activities, received the Grand Silver Excellence Award from NASPA this month.
Veterans shared their stories in Israel while recovering from war
March 23, 2017
Veterans visited UT on Wednesday to discuss their trip to Israel as a way to recover from the trauma of war.
Grant program for bulletproof vests passes through Senate committee
March 7, 2017
The Senate Committee on Criminal Justice voted unanimously in favor of Senate Bill 12, which would set up a grant program for police departments around the state to acquire protective vests.
Director Keith Maitland calls for awareness of Tower shooting
February 23, 2017
Director Keith Maitland has shared his movie about the 1966 UT Tower shooting to viewers around the world, but on Wednesday, he brought it here to campus.
LBJ Presidential Library celebrates Presidents Day with free admission
February 21, 2017
Families, veterans and out-of-state visitors had free admission to the LBJ Presidential Library and Museum in honor of Presidents Day.
Signature Class lecture discusses the importance of local solutions to health care problems
February 15, 2017
Community involvement is necessary to solve local health care problems, according to speakers from the LBJ School of Public Affairs and Dell Medical School.
PCL weekend hours to change in response to student demands
January 27, 2017
The PCL will open at 10 a.m. on Saturdays and 11 a.m. on Sundays starting Jan. 28.