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Tribune Festival Live Blog: The Right Response on Sexual Assault
September 22, 2017
Kirk Watson Paula Lavigne, J.M. Lozano, Wanda Mercer and Sierra Smith. Morgan Smith will moderate.
Texas Tribune Festival 2017
September 22, 2017
Follow this page for all of our coverage of Texas Tribune Festival 2017. We’ll bring you moments from the biggest discussions, covering topics like local control, sexual assault, higher education, the 2018 elections and more.
US News and World Report ranks UT second best college in the state
September 14, 2017
UT was ranked the second best college in the state and tied for 56th in the nation by the U.S. News and World Report.
Campus carry reaches one-year mark
August 30, 2017
Some UT students' bathroom cabinets may still house controversial rubber duplicates of the male appendage, left over from a protest they attended about a year ago.
Alumnus reflects on illicit UT tunnel adventures
August 6, 2017
Almost 20 years ago, Kevin Miller stumbled upon a well-kept University secret — a network of tunnels containing key utility lines that run underneath the University while working on a photography project for a class during his third year at UT.
University considers fate of all-male Creekside dormitory
August 6, 2017
UT’s last all-male dormitory could be replaced by a residence hall with more than six times the number of beds, according to Division of Housing and Food Service administrators.
Week of summer break replaces week of winter break
August 6, 2017
Students will be trading in one week of winter break for an extra week of summer this upcoming school year.
Transgender rights advocates rally against controversial legislation
August 5, 2017
Pink and blue flags fluttered in the wind Friday morning as dozens of LGBTQ people of color and allies stood on the steps of the Texas Capitol.
Health care marchers celebrate ‘skinny repeal’ bill defeat
July 30, 2017
A march in support of health care developed a victorious tone Saturday morning as Austin participants celebrated the recent defeat of the Affordable Care Act repeal legislation in the U.S. Senate.
Guadalupe Street road construction to last until fall
July 23, 2017
Students returning to campus in the fall may be surprised to see certain well-known and collectively despised features missing from Guadalupe Street.
Syringe creates small lab fire at Norman Hackerman Building
July 20, 2017
A small lab fire broke out inside the Norman Hackerman Building on Thursday afternoon after a graduate student disposed of a syringe containing unreacted chemicals
Texas teachers rally to support public education
July 19, 2017
Hundreds of teachers in red shirts looked to the sky Monday afternoon as an airplane circled high above the Texas Capitol trailing a banner in support of a public education rally.
Hundreds rally to resist special session agenda
July 19, 2017
“Classrooms not bathrooms,” echoed the chants of more than 100 people throughout the Capitol rotunda Tuesday afternoon as a coalition of protesters stood in opposition to Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s special session agenda.
Students say farewell to popular off-campus eateries
July 16, 2017
From the old days of Mellow Mushroom and Texadelphia to the recent days of McDonald’s and Taco Cabana, many UT students are used to seeing their beloved off-campus eateries close and new restaurants open in their place.
UT System Board of Regents meeting interrupted by PETA supporters
July 16, 2017
A UT System Board of Regents meeting was interrupted Wednesday afternoon when two animal rights activists barged into the meeting room holding signs with dog pictures.
Austin remembers Sandra Bland with march
July 15, 2017
Dozens of marchers made their way down Congress Avenue on Thursday evening chanting, “Say her name,” followed by “Sandra Bland.”
UHS email warns of potential mumps exposure
July 13, 2017
UT Health Services emailed multiple students Tuesday evening warning of a possible mumps exposure from a student in their classes.
Impeachment march met with counter-protest
July 2, 2017
Impeachment marchers blew kisses to their opposition Sunday morning after a protest in support of the impeachment of President Donald Trump faced heavy resistance from a group of counter protesters.
Austin celebrates Pride two years after gay marriage is legalized
June 25, 2017
Celebrations replete with rainbow flags and tear-stained cheeks erupted across the country two years ago after a long awaited decision that profoundly impacted the lives of LGBTQ people and the history of the nation.
Diversity dialogue continues on anniversary of Fisher v. UT landmark decision
June 23, 2017
A year after #StayMadAbby populated social media, reflections continue on racially charged incidents that occurred throughout the year in response to the landmark Supreme Court decision.
Aggressive grackles prompt campus warnings
June 18, 2017
It’s not uncommon for UT students to have run-ins with the seemingly fearless wildlife on campus, but flyers posted Monday around the University offer clear warnings about the grackles in the area.
One year later, UT remembers Pulse nightclub
June 15, 2017
A small crowd gathered in front of the Tower with heavy hearts and tears in their eyes early Monday morning as the photographs of 49 individuals whose lives were taken too soon stared across the West Mall.
Alumnus shot at congressional baseball practice
June 14, 2017
UT alumnus Zachary Barth was injured when a lone gunman opened fire during a Republican congressional baseball practice early Wednesday morning.
Campus construction expands for summer
June 11, 2017
Students may notice an increase in hard hats and caution tape on campus this summer as the University amps up its efforts on a number of ongoing construction projects.
The Academy of Distinguished Teachers announces new additions
June 4, 2017
The Academy of Distinguished Teachers at UT announced its 2017 inductees late last month after a thorough selection process that began in March.
Be Safe campaign responds to campus stabbing
June 4, 2017
The Be Safe campaign’s original goal to change the culture of campus safety remains the same following the May 1 stabbing.
85th legislative session ends with a “scuffle”
May 30, 2017
Tensions clashed between Republican and Democratic lawmakers Monday as chants of “Undocumented. Unafraid.” echoed throughout the Capitol rotunda.
Texas universities collaborate to increase dual-credit value
January 20, 2017
UT is partnering with other Texas universities to improve the value of dual-credit courses for high school students.
Mad Men archive donated to Harry Ransom Center
January 18, 2017
A new exhibit at the Harry Ransom Center features artifacts from the set of critically acclaimed television series “Mad Men.”
Students organize benefit concert for Standing Rock
December 5, 2016
Plans for a benefit concert to help the protesters at Standing Rock will move forward after recent reports that the Army Corps of Engineers denied the permit for the Dakota Access pipeline.
UT researchers discover new flu vaccine antibodies
November 27, 2016
A team of researchers at UT discovered a new class of antibodies that can protect against a wide range of virus strains while studying the influenza vaccine.
UT partners with Army Research Lab
November 21, 2016
The U.S. Army Research Laboratory announced a new partnership with UT on Wednesday, establishing ARL South, a research collaboration between the two institutions.
Texas 4000 provides free skin cancer screenings
November 17, 2016
Students waited for their numbers to be called so they could have their skin examined for troublesome spots Wednesday at the Texas Union.
Professor awarded Moore Inventor Fellowship
November 11, 2016
A UT professor will receive $825,000 over the next three years to help reach his goal of creating the world’s thinnest silicon transistor.
Annual Orange Santa toy drive begins
November 6, 2016
A 7-foot-tall replica of the UT Tower known as the “Tower of Toys” will stand in the ground floor of the Main Building where students can place donations for Orange Santa.
AACC celebrates black art, talent with annual showcase
October 31, 2016
Students and members of the Austin community filled Hogg Memorial Auditorium Friday night to see a wide variety of performances by black UT students.
Student Government initiative will bring new MindBody Lab to SAC
October 27, 2016
Students studying for their finals in the Student Activity Center won’t have far to go to find a space to manage their stress, if a Student Government initiative to open a new MindBody Lab goes as planned.
University Democrats host early voting campout
October 24, 2016
University Democrats encouraged students to vote by camping out on the West Mall the night before early voting started.
Alumna explores Facebook as tool to increase voter turnout in study
October 20, 2016
When students post selfies with their “I voted” stickers on Facebook after they vote, new research found that those post could possibly inspire their friends to go out and vote as well.
Night of women’s comedy benefits survivors of sexual assault
October 16, 2016
A large audience filled the Spider House ballroom to capacity Friday night as all-female comedy troupes took the stage for more than six hours to make their voices heard.
Travis County registers record percentage of eligible voters, looks ahead to election day turnout
October 13, 2016
Travis County has registered a total of 717,694 voters for the upcoming election, and continues to process voter registration forms submitted before the deadline, surpassing its original goal of registering 90 percent of the county’s eligible voters, according to the Tax Office website.
Intelligence Studies Project, Nuclear Proliferation Prevention Project host policy expert
October 5, 2016
While Tuesday’s vice presidential debate featured a discussion of nuclear weapon policies, vice presidential candidates Tim Kaine and Mike Pence aren’t the only ones talking about nuclear proliferation.
Harry Ransom Center commemorates Houdini on 90th anniversary of his death
October 3, 2016
A ball weight with an ankle cuff, love letters and handwritten magic tricks are a few of the items you might find on display this month at the Harry Ransom Center.
Visiting professor from Brazil discusses favela tourism after Olympics
September 29, 2016
In 2009, Rio de Janeiro’s municipal government published a list of 119 favelas, or Brazilian slums located in urban areas, to be partially or fully removed before 2016.
Multicultural Engagement Center hosts first-generation college student panel
September 26, 2016
The Multicultural Engagement Center hosted an open-panel discussion with first-generation college students on Saturday.
SEED workshop trains student employees to help students in distress
September 22, 2016
Meet Roger, a hypothetical UT student who is experiencing feelings of distress.
School of Undergraduate Studies hosts writing flag competition
September 19, 2016
UT students in writing flag courses have the opportunity to win money just for doing their class work.
Frac PAC featured at College Republicans meeting
September 15, 2016
College Republicans hosted their second general meeting on Wednesday in the University Teaching Center.
Central Texas residents encouraged to be prepared in case of emergency
September 7, 2016
Central Texas residents need to take precautionary action in order to be prepared in the case of an emergency, Travis County and Austin officials said in a press release to mark Emergency Preparedness Month.
University professor featured for manual on trauma-informed policing
September 6, 2016
A UT professor was featured by the Chronicle of Higher Education on Aug. 30 for creating a manual on trauma-informed policing.
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