As the Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services Department continues to monitor two individuals for signs of the Ebola virus, nearly seven months after the first American patient was diagnosed, the Austin City Council approved supplemental funding Thursday for Ebola preparedness.
For over five hours Thursday, students held a sit-in protest outside administrators’ offices to raise awareness of working conditions in factories that produce University apparel — eventually leading President William Powers Jr. to come down from his office to speak with the group.
The University intends to divert 90 percent of its waste materials away from landfills by 2020, but its current percentage of materials diverted from landfills hovers around 35 to 40 percent, according to University waste program coordinators.
I wasn’t supposed to become a copy editor. And no, it’s not because I was a pre-med finance student. I tried out, and I wasn’t supposed to get the job. Apparently, my 710 SAT writing score didn’t adequately prepare me for this job (thanks, standardized testing).
I started my time at UT as a music major, actually. People ask me all the time what it was that pushed me away from music, and I said, somewhat naïvely, the solitude. I hated having to lock myself away in a practice room for hours at a time, away from the outside world.