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‘I’m here. I did it.’: UT celebrates First-Generation College Celebration Day
November 8, 2018
Roughly 400 first-generation students, faculty and staff members who gathered in the UT Tower on Thursday for a celebration honoring them and their efforts, as part of the national First-Generation College Celebration Day.
Students, panelists discuss stresses of migrants coming to America
October 23, 2018
Six panelists and about 25 UT students participated in the on-campus discussion Monday about issues immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers face when migrating.
UT student starts halal meat delivery service for students living on or near campus
October 18, 2018
Last week, Maaz Syed started a delivery service to make halal products more available to the UT-Austin community, especially Muslim students.
UT Austin Student Foundation launches ContribUTe 2018 campaign to promote philanthropy on campus
October 9, 2018
ContribUTe 2018, an annual University-wide campaign to encourage students to participate in philanthropy, was launched this week and will continue throughout October.
UT Events + Entertainment’s Try Culture brings different cultures together
October 3, 2018
As hundreds of UT students piled into the Student Activity Center ballroom for the annual Try Culture event, they were greeted by student organizations, music and free food from different cultures.
UT-Austin offers limited laptop checkout services to students
September 19, 2018
UT offers options to check out laptops for students who cannot afford one or whose equipment is being repaired, but resources are limited and vary within each college.
Nueces Mosque will hold mental health training on Friday
September 13, 2018
During their involvement with Nueces Mosque and UT Austin’s Muslim Students Association, philosophy senior Mubarrat Choudhury and UT 2016 alumna Rawand Abdelghani noticed some student and community leaders lacked training in dealing with mental health struggles — so they decided to do something about it.
Liberal Arts Career Services is offering scholarships to cover unpaid internships
September 10, 2018
Nicky Pownall, an international relations and global studies junior, was one of thousands in Houston whose homes were damaged by Hurricane Harvey. Pownall wrote about the difficulties that went into rebuilding her house in her application for the Liberal Arts Career Services’ unpaid internship scholarship — and she received $950 for it.
“Navegando Austin”: A community effort to provide resources for immigrants in Austin
September 5, 2018
In spring 2017, Ana Hernandez coordinated with social work students and University Leadership Initiative, a UT group which advocates for the rights of undocumented immigrants, to create a website called Navegando Austin. A few months later, the website was launched, listing resources such as legal, financial, healthcare and mental health services in English and Spanish.
New UT Austin Natural Sciences Dean Paul Goldbart looks forward to meeting student body
August 30, 2018
Before coming to campus this month, Paul Goldbart was the College of Sciences dean at the Georgia Institute of Technology. During his time at UT, Goldbart said he wants to make sure CNS students are constantly inspired by the concepts they learn in the classroom.
What you need to know about adding and dropping classes
August 28, 2018
Students have different options to drop classes at any point in the semester depending on when they make the decision to drop a class.
Students, family, friends gather to honor Harrison Brown
May 1, 2018
The late Harrison Brown was honored one year after the anniversary of his death Wednesday.
Trial details of stabbing suspect Kendrex White
April 30, 2018
The UT Police Department received reports of an individual assaulting others with a knife at 1:45 p.m.
Looking Back: Interpersonal Violence Peer Support volunteers reflect on their first year
April 29, 2018
Since its opening last fall, the Interpersonal Violence Peer Support Program has had 15 peers volunteer for the program.
Panelists discuss ways to support college sexual assault survivors with disabilities
April 27, 2018
People are quick to assume the needs of people with disabilities without asking them first, which can be damaging when it comes to survivors of sexual assault, said Megan Westmore, SAFE Disability Services’ project coordinator and educator.
Fourteen UTPD officers recognized for Hurricane Harvey recovery assistance in Port Aransas, Houston
April 11, 2018
The UT Police Department recognized 14 officers for their response to damaged UT-Austin properties in Port Aransas and Houston with a certificate and ribbon to wear on their uniforms last Wednesday.
Gun violence panel discuss harms of arming teachers, increasing police officers
April 8, 2018
During a panel discussion Saturday, Shraddha Joshi, a student organizer for the Round Rock March for Our Lives, said the scope of gun violence is not just limited to school shootings.
UTPD and Longhorn Center for Community Engagement partner up to host West Campus graffiti cleanup
March 29, 2018
The UT-Austin Police Department, the Longhorn Center for Community Engagement and more than one hundred participants will work to clean off West Campus’ graffiti this upcoming weekend.
Student sexually assaulted at Round Up, APD investigates
March 25, 2018
The student reported that the incident took place at a party last night where while she was dancing the subject “digitally penetrated” her, according to the UT safety alert.
Texas non-profit discusses upcoming national, state gun control legislation
March 22, 2018
Texas Gun Sense, a gun-control advocacy organization, facilitated a public meeting yesterday in the Texas Capitol focused on discussing statewide and nationwide measures to reduce gun violence.
Haruka Weiser case: Defense wants DNA evidence against Criner tossed
March 21, 2018
During Meechaiel Criner's pre-trial conference today, the defense for Criner will be discussing DNA evidence, according to the Austin American-Statesman.
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.