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A ‘Transformative Gift’: business honors alumnus gives back with 20 million donation to program
December 2, 2018
More than 400 people attended a ceremony at the McCombs School of Business on Friday afternoon to recognize a $20 million donation from Philip Canfield, Business Honors Program alumnus, and his wife Mary Beth Canfield, to the program.
Total scooter injuries likely underreported by city healthcare providers
November 26, 2018
According to a report released by University Health Services, scooter accidents that result in an injured rider occur almost daily.
UT community celebrates coming home during Diwali
November 14, 2018
For Hindus, Diwali is an annual celebration of good conquering evil in the epic “Ramayana.” In the epic’s climax, Rama defeats the demon king Ravana and returns home. The story can be interpreted as light’s victory over darkness, said Ganesh Chittari, biology and French sophomore.
‘We can see your racist side’: Students protest self-proclaimed British nationalist Katie Hopkins
November 14, 2018
Around 30 students rallied outside the classroom where around 30 more heard Hopkins speak.
Delays, lane closures on the Drag due to surveying
November 6, 2018
Roadwork is planned to continue until Sunday, but PTS was advised the work may extend into next week.
Student cleaning service ‘Clean ‘Em’ aims to provide affordable rates, transparency while empowering cleaners
November 4, 2018
After a pregame in his apartment, finance senior Juan C Merlo’s place was trashed, but the most affordable cleaning service he and his roommate could find was between $110 and $115.
Jewish UT students organize candlelit vigil, mourn those killed in Saturday synagogue shooting
October 31, 2018
As the UT tower bell tolled Monday night, students and faculty gathered at the banks of the Turtle Pond to read the names of the 11 Jewish lives lost on Saturday and light a corresponding candle for each.
2-year-old Sustainability Master Plan makes strides in athletics, energy
October 23, 2018
The University successfully reduced energy use per square foot by 20 percent two years ahead of schedule.
UT Union’s vendor voluntarily complies with food waste goals
October 19, 2018
UT has set its own waste diversion goals, which the University Union’s contracted third party vendor Aramark voluntarily complies with.
Resident peregrine falcon “Tower Girl” hosts two other falcons sparking speculation in future of local population
October 18, 2018
Perched atop the 307-foot UT Tower, “Tower Girl,” the University’s resident peregrine falcon, captivated bird enthusiasts with her first appearance in two weeks on Oct. 3, notably with two other peregrine falcons. Audience members witnessed the social event up close through the Biodiversity Center’s “Falcon Cam.”
Parking and Transportation Services impounds 39 scooters, fines companies
October 12, 2018
Parking and Transportation Services impounded 39 Bird and Lime commercial scooters that were parked past checkpoints on Sept. 22 during the Texas home football game. PTS charged Bird and Lime $150 for each scooter impounded.
Food vendors required to keep food out of trash in new city ordinance
October 7, 2018
As part of their plan to reduce waste sent to landfills by 90 percent by 2040, Austin Resource Recovery wants every food serving establishment to eliminate food waste from the trash.
Alumnus receives Nobel Prize for revolutionary cancer treatment
October 2, 2018
James Allison, who is the executive director of the Immunotherapy Platform at the MD Anderson Cancer Center and a UT alumnus, received the Nobel Prize for his discoveries in immunotherapy and cancer research.
Tenth Annual Suicide Prevention Week kicks off with meditation, resource fairs
September 26, 2018
The Counseling and Mental Health Center is hosting their 10th annual Suicide Prevention Week in the form of guest lecturers, support groups and social bond building workshops.
Parking and Transportation Services to impound, charge fines for Bird, Lime scooters past gameday checkpoints
September 20, 2018
Walking past Garrison Hall on her way to class, philosophy senior Daniela Caso stopped to take a picture of a dockless Lime scooter hung in a tree.