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Abbott faces nine Texas Democrats in gubernatorial race
January 23, 2018
With the 2018 Texas gubernatorial election looming, nine Democratic candidates are gearing up for the primary in an attempt to dislodge Republican Governor Greg Abbott.
Austin named finalist in search for Amazon’s second headquarters
January 23, 2018
Austin has been named one of the 20 cities that still has a shot at nabbing Amazon’s second headquarters, according to a statement released by the company last Thursday.
University House overbooks and terminates student leases
January 23, 2018
Plan II freshman Rylan Maksoud had barely adjusted to dorm life when he signed a lease in September to live at the apartment complex University House the following year. Four months later, he received an email informing him his lease had been terminated through what UH called a “mutual termination” due to overbooking.
Young Conservatives of Texas call for removal of security fee system
January 17, 2018
The conservative youth organization Young America’s Foundation sent a letter to the University last Wednesday demanding the rescission of a $654 security fee charged to Young Conservatives of Texas after they hosted former Senator Rick Santorum, R-Penn., last November.
ICE director hopes to prosecute sanctuary cities
January 15, 2018
Thomas Homan, acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, appeared on Fox News earlier this month to threaten prosecution of sanctuary cities, which would include the city of Austin.
Chillfest encourages students to relax before finals
December 7, 2017
Snuggling up to Samantha, a nine-year-old therapy dog, government junior Alexandra Thomas could feel her finals stress slip away.
Refugee Student Mentor Program finishes successful fundraiser
December 4, 2017
A month-long campaign through UT’s crowdfunding site HornRaiser proved lucrative for the Refugee Student Mentor Program, which raised $10,056 total, 25 percent more than its original $8,000 goal.
Students gather around hot cocoa, local charities
November 27, 2017
Even on a warm Austin Monday night, dozens of students flocked to the to Student Activity Center ballroom for steaming cups of hot chocolate and to learn about local charities.
Briscoe Center opens civil rights photography exhibit
November 15, 2017
The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History unveiled its newest exhibit, “Struggle for Justice,” on Friday. It’s the third exhibit to be featured after a nearly two-year long renovation of the center’s main hall.
Entrepreneurs dole out advice at genesis
November 13, 2017
While moving from Seattle to Austin, the small van Matt Chasen had ordered was unavailable, leaving him with a 20-foot truck and a lot of empty space.
Award winning Australian author visits Joynes Reading Series
November 6, 2017
Eavesdropping at an airport gate before a flight, Australian author Fiona McFarlane overheard a middle-aged couple nervously admit to each other they were terrified of the holiday they were about to embark on.
UT Real Beauty wraps up two weeks of defying beauty standards
October 31, 2017
Students strolling through the West Mall were showered in compliments last week as volunteers for UT’s Real Beauty campaign crusaded against negative body image and media stereotypes of beauty.
Student provides hypnosis services as stress management option for UT students
October 26, 2017
The tripod aimed at the reclining chair and a miniscule black dot on the wall across from it are the only two signs that something out of the ordinary takes place in linguistics freshman Nathaniel Lawson’s otherwise nondescript dorm room.
Ride or Drive offers insight on different types of transportation
October 23, 2017
Even though he bought his first car last year, graduate student Matthew Haley still uses his bike to navigate to and from campus to avoid the hassles of parking and traffic. With high parking fees and competition for spots, students have been utilizing ride-hailing to get around Austin rather than driving their own cars.
UT college councils compete in canned food drive following Hurricane Harvey
October 19, 2017
The annual Halloween canned food drive benefiting the Central Texas Food Bank is working overtime this year due to Hurricane Harvey’s impact
Austin welcomes startup accelerator program
October 17, 2017
Eager for the chance to network with big names in business, entrepreneurs gathered for the launch of startup accelerator MassChallenge Texas Monday night.
Stan Richards School crowdfunds money for new John Murphy scholarship
October 13, 2017
Earlier this month, the Stan Richards School of Advertising and Public Relations started raising money for the new John Murphy Endowed Scholarship in an unusual way: crowdfunding.
First Indigenous Peoples' Week to host multiple events
October 9, 2017
The first Indigenous Peoples’ Week is being held through Friday by the Native American and Indigenous Collective.
Famed journalist Dan Rather recounts stories from decades-long career
October 5, 2017
Veteran journalist Dan Rather drew laughter and a standing ovation from the audience during a lecture Wednesday night about stories from his career, which spans more than 60 years.
New partnership with Shanghai University forthcoming
October 2, 2017
In one photo of a brief ceremony documented on Twitter last week, Shanghai University’s President Jin Donghan is shown offering a gift to UT President Greg Fenves, a sign of goodwill between two universities now officially linked together.
Campus free speech under fire, new survey suggests
September 28, 2017
Collegiate free speech is under fire, a new survey by the Brookings Institution suggests.
Guest speaker offers new perspective on design
September 21, 2017
Beats by Dre, Nasty Gal and Jamba Juice are all high-profile clients of architect Barbara Bestor, who discussed her work during a lecture on campus Wednesday.
New study shows apologizing may increase hurt feelings
September 11, 2017
New research conducted by UT and Dartmouth psychologists suggests that apologizing after socially rejecting someone does little to repair hurt feelings and, in fact, may make matters worse.
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