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Semester in Review: looking back, looking forward
May 3, 2018
A series of blurbs looking back on what has happened in the past semesters, as well as what is to come.
Harrison Brown’s girlfriend and friend keep him alive in their memories
April 30, 2018
Exactly one year after UT freshman Harrison Brown was fatally stabbed on campus, Brown’s girlfriend and friend reflect on their experiences that tragic day and honor his memory.
Black UT creatives start their own production company: Black Futon Films
April 26, 2018
It was July of last summer when acting senior Nyles Washington was staying on his friend’s couch in between apartment leases. On that couch, he wrote the short film that would later lead to the creation of a film production company with three other UT students.
What starts with grad photos could change the world — and the environment
April 25, 2018
A picture is not only worth a thousand words, but can also be worth a thousand pieces of glitter confetti on the ground.
Landscape Services: The team behind keeping UT looking good
April 19, 2018
April showers bring fall flowers. The Univeristy has been working to keep landscaping around campus in great shape.
UT working to create more accessible campus for disabled students
April 11, 2018
The University is working to ensure students with disabilities are properly accommodated for and able to fully enjoy their college experience on the 40 Acres.
MLK’s legacy at UT endures 50 years after his death
April 3, 2018
Today marks 50 years since civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and killed while at a hotel in Memphis, Tennessee. Half a century later, some black 1960s alumni and Austin activists remember King’s impact on UT and the city of Austin.
Israel Block Party celebrates 20th year
March 28, 2018
The Israel Block Party celebrated its 20-year anniversary Wednesday afternoon, bringing with it a community celebration to learn about Israel — the good and the bad.
UTSG explained: Who’s in it and what does it do?
March 25, 2018
During the last few weeks of the highly anticipated executive alliance election, Student Government has been a major topic of discussion at UT. If you have ever wondered what exactly SG is and what it does, The Daily Texan has you covered.
UT remains on high alert despite bombing suspect’s death
March 21, 2018
Although the suspected Austin serial bomber is dead, UT will remain on high alert in regard to campus safety and security in the following weeks.
Student Government launches inaugural senior class gift
March 20, 2018
For the first time in almost 100 years, Student Government is launching a 2018 senior class gift fundraising initiative, giving seniors a chance to give back to the University.
Third time’s the charm: SG executive alliance heads to a runoff
March 9, 2018
Colton Becker and Mehraz Rahman totaled 49.24 percent of the vote on Thursday, while Guneez Ibrahim and Hannah McMorris received 46.1 percent of the vote. Candidates must receive the majority of the vote to be elected.
Announcement of executive alliance results postponed due to 'unheard complaints'
March 2, 2018
The results of the Student Government executive alliance candidates were delayed due to “unheard complaints.”
SG executive alliance candidates Aparna and Shawn: ‘No idea is too small’
February 25, 2018
Aparna Chandrashekar and Shawn Killian said if they are elected Student Government president and vice president, they will work to accomplish small — but important — changes to help UT students.
UT black architecture alumna shares her experience on 40 Acres in 1960s
February 23, 2018
For most people, their college years are some of the best years of their life. For Betti Poindexter-Blackshear, her college years were some of the most difficult and challenging.
UT SG executive alliance candidates Colton and Mehraz: ‘Let’s Get Started’
February 22, 2018
Colton Becker and Mehraz Rahman, student body president and vice–president candidates, hope to empower students to better campus life and themselves.
The 5 percent: UT lacks black representation
February 20, 2018
Sixty-eight years have passed since the first black student stepped foot on the 40 Acres.
SG presidential candidates Joshua and Chison: The little things matter
February 19, 2018
These two Student Government candidates are focusing on the little things that will make life better for UT students.
SG presidential candidates Guneez and Hannah: 'A new Texas looks like this'
February 19, 2018
Student Government campaigns for the 2018–2019 student body president and vice president have kicked off with two candidates advocating for representation of students from all backgrounds.
UT students to celebrate Black Panther premiere followed by Black Empowerment Week
February 16, 2018
Students are coming together to support the premiere of Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” movie, followed by a week dedicated to celebrating blackness and honoring Black History Month.
Filing deadline for campus-wide elections passes but possibility for extensions remains
February 13, 2018
The filing deadline to run for a UT Student Government position closed Tuesday at noon, but the possibility of a deadline extension remains on the table.
UT-Austin groups work toward bridging pay, inequity gaps among women, faculty members of color
February 9, 2018
University members recently expanded their efforts to bridge inequity gaps among women and faculty members of color.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren says electing more women to office will better the country
February 4, 2018
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, reflected on her time as a young mother pursuing a teaching career to highlight the importance of affordable childcare and the need to elect women to office.
University pilots ‘observer-only’ access on Canvas for athletic academic coordinators
February 2, 2018
The University and athletics department launched a pilot program this semester that monitors student athletes on Canvas to provide them with better academic support.
UT student on academic probation after posting in Facebook group
January 29, 2018
After posting in a private UT Facebook group asking for old exams, a UT student found himself facing consequences with the administration.
Distinguished retired UT professor passes away at 83
January 28, 2018
UT alumnus and retired computer science professor James C. Browne died Friday, three days after his 83rd birthday. Browne died peacefully surrounded by family.
LGBTQ Studies Program offers minor or certificate for students
January 24, 2018
After many years of planning, the LGBTQ Studies Program launched for the 2017–2018 academic year last fall, bringing a new track of coursework for students.
Thousands rally at Capitol, City Hall for President Trump’s impeachment, Women’s March
January 20, 2018
On the one year anniversary of President Donald Trump taking office, more than 1,000 people rallied together to call for his impeachment
New courses prepare UT-Austin students for digital age — and apocalypse
January 18, 2018
Among the new courses offered this semester, many are related to technology and innovation in the digital world — and there’s even a new course about the end of the world.
Transition Week welcomes new students to campus
January 17, 2018
Last week the University welcomed hundreds of new students to the Forty Acres and helped them kick off the spring semester with the 2018 Transition Week.
Austin community celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 15, 2018
Martin Luther King Jr. would have celebrated his 89th birthday on Monday. Instead, the Austin community celebrated his life and legacy at the annual city-wide MLK Celebration.
International students reflect on time at UT
December 5, 2016
Students from 122 different countries around the world came to Austin this semester to study at UT.
Umoja hosts week of women’s empowerment
November 8, 2016
Umoja’s annual week of empowerment and unity kicks off today with an open meeting.
UT leaders outline eight key areas for Diversity Action Plan
November 4, 2016
UT leaders and stakeholders are collaborating to develop the Diversity Action Plan, which aims to increase diversity and inclusion among University students, faculty and staff.
Boycotters demand fair wages and rights from Wendy’s
November 3, 2016
The Coalition of Immokalee Workers and consumer allies boycotted the Wendy’s on East Riverside Drive.
PACE continues helping some students but limits others
November 3, 2016
While PACE is an outlet for students to be admitted to UT, it may be limiting to certain students.
Sanitary products collected for South African school girls
October 31, 2016
The Fearless Leadership Institute took a step toward breaking educational barriers of South African school girls.
Haruka Weiser remembered with flag-lowering service, safety campaign
October 14, 2016
The tower chimed the song “Amazing Grace” Friday morning as the Weiser family, along with the UT community, gathered around the flagpole to remember Haruka. and talk about a new safety initiative created by the Weiser family.
Texas A&M group advocates for mandatory race class
October 7, 2016
While Texas A&M and UT are historical rivals, they share common issues of lack of diversity on campus.
President Fenves finishes challenging first academic year in office, raises expectations for future
October 5, 2016
Looking forward from a tough first year in office, President Fenves is optimistic about the future of the University.
McCombs shows support for Black Lives Matter movement
September 28, 2016
McCombs joins the hashtag #MBAsOpenUp by standing in solidarity with other business schools to support a cause.
North Dakota access pipeline protesters bring their voices outside of Texas Tribune Festival
September 26, 2016
Protesters from Houston traveled to Austin this weekend to gain attention of politicians and community members attending the Texas Tribune Festival.
Former Republican presidential candidate John Kasich opens Texas Tribune Festival
September 26, 2016
The 6th Annual Texas Tribune Festival kicked off with John Kasich, Evan Smith, and more than 1,200 people in attendance.
Texas Tribune Festival: Former Republican presidential candidate John Kasich chats with Evan Smith
September 23, 2016
As the opening keynote of the 2016 Texas Tribune Festival, Kasich will sit down for a one-on-one conversation with Evan Smith, CEO of the Texas Tribune. Follow along here for live updates.
LGBT UT orgs show support for Austin PRIDE
August 25, 2016
If you’re attending the Austin PRIDE Festival or Parade Saturday, you may run into a few LGBT UT organizations.
Gone To Texas introduces UT’s biggest class ever
August 24, 2016
With over 8,500 students, UT welcomes the largest incoming class in history.
Campus masturbator targets women throughout West Campus
July 17, 2016
Austin Police Department received a report of a man driving around West Campus and asking for directions while masturbating on July 1.
First living wall on campus completed
July 12, 2016
The School of Architecture is making the UT campus greener.
Austin advocacy groups host gathering after police killings of two black men
July 8, 2016
Black Lives Matter Austin and the Austin Justice Coalition held a gathering in east Austin following the killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.
New housing options in West Campus
July 5, 2016
More than 1,500 beds will be added to West Campus, making way for new living options for UT students.
Study shows teaching teens about social, personality changes helps cope with stress
July 3, 2016
Teaching teenagers about the possibility of social and personality trait changes could help them cope with stress and other social challenges.
Nonprofit RideAustin tries to replace Uber and Lyft
June 16, 2016
RideAustin has begun to serve the downtown and airport areas but will eventually expand to all of Austin.