Austin, which Forbes calls America’s No. 1 boomtown, has become a technology hub as a wave of innovation and entrepreneurship has come to town — and the University of Texas is trying to catch-up and ride that wave.
After years of discriminatory business practices in Austin, the Small & Minority Business Resources department, known as SMBR, created programs to help city contracting opportunities for women and minority entrepreneurs become more accessible.
In this week's podcast, Jacob Kerr, Amanda Voeller and guests Nicole Cobler and Julia Brouillette discuss the results from the student elections, including the Rady-Strickland campaign winning the Student Government executive alliance race. They also discuss last week's Texas Student Media board meeting and a recent incident in which APD arrested a jogger in West Campus for "failure to identify" and "failure to obey a pedestrian control device."
Eleven film projects made in part by UT students, faculty and alumni will be featured at this year’s 28th annual South By Southwest Film Conference and Festival, alongside projects from aspiring filmmakers and experts from around the world.