The 2014–2015 school year was marked by new faces — a new chancellor, president, governor and basketball coach. The year also featured stranger elements, including a brief Ebola scare, a new 50-foot canoe sculpture and a satirical Student Government campaign that ended in victory. Check out our year in review for more.
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.
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.
Hundreds of students across campus working on green fee-funded projects have helped reroute over 27,000 pounds of UT’s compost from landfills, plant over 75,000 seedlings and grow about 250 pounds of produce.