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YCT invites Austin gun-expert to speak about gun-control policy proposals
March 8, 2018
Amid the national debate surrounding gun control and gun violence, the Young Conservatives of Texas at UT invited Michael Cargill, owner of Austin’s Central Texas Gun Works, to speak about policies and certain policy proposals regarding firearms.
170 school districts in Texas allow teachers to be armed, CNN reports
March 2, 2018
After the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, the nation and President Donald Trump have discussed the possibility of arming teachers.
UT students rally in support of DACA
March 1, 2018
A crowd of about 50 UT students marched from the Speedway Mall to the Texas State Capitol to show support for recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and encourage Austinites to vote in the primary midterm elections.
ADL reports Texas colleges targeted the most by white supremacist propaganda
February 18, 2018
Between September 2016 and December 2017, 346 incidents of white supremacist propaganda were reported. Colleges in Texas were targeted the most with 61 incidents reported.
Interns share their experiences working for UT Austin’s police department
February 16, 2018
Molly Smidovec said when she started her internship at the University of Texas Police Department in the fall of 2016, she was not sure what to expect.
Meet the newest dog on campus: UTPD makes a furry addition to K-9 unit
February 9, 2018
With the University of Texas Police Department’s newest K-9 officer Beta sitting next to her, Officer Jeanne Hall said K-9 handlers usually look for determined and hardworking dogs.
Society for Islamic Awareness holds vigil on West Mall in honor of Zainab Ansari
February 2, 2018
As the UT Tower clock struck 6:30 p.m., a group of UT students held a vigil on the steps of the West Mall in honor of Zainab Ansari, a 7-year-old girl kidnapped and killed in Kasur, a city in the Punjab province of Pakistan.
Students use Wildfire app to discuss campus safety
January 29, 2018
Haley Walker, management information systems senior, downloaded Wildfire after receiving an email about the app saying users were discussing University House breaking leases.
UTPD to make technological changes, increase officer patrols
January 25, 2018
With emerging technology, UT Police Department Chief David Carter hopes officers will spend more time in the field and less time in the office.
West Campus lighting walk-through allows West Campus residents to highlight lighting concerns
January 18, 2018
On Thursday’s West Campus lighting walk-through, city officials pointed out some of the most dangerous areas around West Campus.
UTPD, Campus Safety and Security share safety goals for the new year
January 18, 2018
UTPD and the office of Campus Safety and Security have collaborated with other University departments and student organizations to create a safer environment on campus.
SafeHorns promotes West Campus walk-through to address lighting, safety concerns
January 17, 2018
To address safety concerns, SafeHorns is holding a walk-through of West Campus on Thursday as part of a West Campus lighting study being conducted by the Austin Transportation Department.
Local nonprofit provides inclusive space for Muslims in Austin
December 11, 2017
In a small room crowded with men, women and children, a chalkboard reads “Muslim Space: Where You Belong.” Muslim Austinites took the opportunity to write their own messages on the board, such as “#Islam4All” and “Be Muslim, Be Proud.”
Center for Mexican American Studies celebrates launch of Latinx oral history journal
December 7, 2017
John Trevino, Austin’s first Mexican-American city council member, can be seen pictured on the cover of the first issue of the US Latino & Latina Oral History Journal, the first professional academic journal of its field.
UT’s chapter of Chi Upsilon Sigma discusses healthy relationships
December 1, 2017
If your partner starts to cry, you should probably stop talking, biochemistry junior Kimi Perez said in a discussion about respecting boundaries in relationships.
Diversity and Inclusion mini-week promotes diversity and representation on campus
November 27, 2017
Printed in large letters on a board, the question “What does diversity mean to you?” drew students to Speedway Plaza to discuss the importance of representation this Monday.
Student awarded scholarship donated by Trevante Rhodes, award-winning actor, UT alumnus
November 20, 2017
While applying for the Gail McKay Student Support Award, Calep Smith did not know the $20,000 scholarship was donated to UT by Trevante Rhodes, Oscar award-winning actor and UT alumnus.
NPR correspondent speaks to students about his experiences in journalism
November 13, 2017
Austin-based National Public Radio correspondent John Burnett told UT students although journalism isn’t a high paying field, it offers a variety of experiences.
Room to Read at UT uses fundraising campaign to promote children’s literacy, girls’ education
November 6, 2017
Room to Read at UT is hosting “Read Across UT” Week, a fundraising campaign composed of different events each day, until this Thursday to raise money for children’s literacy and girls’ education in the developing world.
War Poetry collection at Harry Ransom Center soon to be available to students, researchers
November 3, 2017
In October 2017, the Harry Ransom Center acquired 6,500 war poetry books and manuscripts collected by Dean Echenberg, a former flight surgeon in the Vietnam War.
UT survey shows increased distrust of federal government among Americans, Texans
October 31, 2017
Americans and Texans alike have become more distrustful of the federal government since 2016, according to a Texas Media and Society Survey conducted by the Moody College of Communication’s Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life.
'Breaking The Silence' provides space for students to share stories of relationship violence
October 27, 2017
As part of the annual event “Breaking The Silence,” students gathered on the East Mall on Thursday evening to share their stories of dealing with relationship violence.
Fiscal year of 2016–2017 ranks as UT's third highest fundraising year
October 23, 2017
After the University received over 450 million dollars from more than 92,000 donors, the 2016–2017 fiscal year became UT’s third-highest fundraising year.
Liberal Arts Council hosts focus group for students from small towns
October 19, 2017
Students from small towns shared their experiences such as struggling to break into existing social networks at UT, feeling unprepared for college and wanting to return home at the Liberal Arts Council’s first focus group of the semester on Wednesday evening
Club offers transfer student resources
October 18, 2017
Seth Sageser, president of Texas Transfer Students, said he did not have a good transfer experience at UT.
Purricane Adoption Special encourages Austin community to adopt rescue cats affected by Harvey
October 9, 2017
Austin Pets Alive! is hosting the Purricane Adoption Special for cats rescued from areas affected by Hurricane Harvey.
Asians for Black Lives hosts discussion on affirmative action
October 6, 2017
In the midst of an affirmative action debate spurred by a lawsuit against the University, Asians for Black Lives hosted a teach-in Wednesday to educate students about affirmative action.
UT students mentor Austin refugee students
September 28, 2017
Under the Refugee Student Mentor program, UT students with foreign language skills are assisting refugee students in Austin public schools.
UTPD conducting self defense sessions
September 25, 2017
Women learned self-defense techniques from UT Police Department officers as part of the Rape Aggression Defense Systems program Monday.
Blanton showcases exhibit on ancient Indian art
September 21, 2017
Viewers at the Blanton Museum of Art can learn about South Asian culture through ancient Indian and Persian paintings and a classical dance performance by a UT graduate student.
First professional Muslim sorority opens chapter on campus
September 19, 2017
The nation’s first professional Muslim sorority, Mu Delta Alpha, has established a beta chapter at UT and started rush week Monday.
Rowling Hall to open this December
September 8, 2017
Robert B. Rowling Hall, a graduate school for the McComb’s School of Business, is scheduled to open in December 2017.
International students deserve greater orientation resources
January 31, 2016
Guest columnist Tehreem Shahab argues that transfer students need the same opportunities at orientation to become successful students.