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Students seeking safety, freedom choose to move off campus for spring semester

Students seeking safety, freedom choose to move off campus for spring semester

Since classes began, Nakhia Hall has received regular texts from her mom warning her about  rising COVID-19 cases in on-campus dormitories. With the number of cases in the UT community rising, some students such as biomedical engineering freshman Hall are concerned for their health and considering moving from the dorms to single-occupancy apartments. Since classes […]

Sure Walk implements new safety measures, aims to reduce health risks

Sure Walk implements new safety measures, aims to reduce health risks

Sure Walk is changing their operations this semester to reduce health risks. Sure Walk, which provides free walks and rides from on-campus locations to home at night, resumed services Aug. 20 after a break following the University’s transition to remote learning in March. It will be available seven days a week from 8 p.m. to […]

Self-care advice, tips for students during the virtual fall semester

Self-care advice, tips for students during the virtual fall semester

As students begin the fall semester, many may feel uncertain about how they will navigate the virtual college experience while caring for their mental health. The Daily Texan spoke to Kathryn Redd, the associate director for Prevention, Development and Media Relations for the Counseling and Mental Health Center, about resources and advice students can use […]

Students adapt to virtual social life, create apps for connection

Students adapt to virtual social life, create apps for connection

Weekly club meetings, late nights at the library and catching up with friends on Speedway are all part of the usual social atmosphere on campus. However, because of current Travis County orders prohibiting gatherings of 10 or more people, most of campus social life will be virtual this fall. After UT-Austin’s reopening plan was released on June 29, […]

What’s open, online, closed on campus at UT-Austin this fall?

What’s open, online, closed on campus at UT-Austin this fall?

Since this semester will look a little different, the Texan has gathered a list of which University services and resources are open, closed or online to help students navigate campus. Academic common areas, such as building lobbies and study lounges, will open at the discretion of the operating college, school or unit, said Kathleen Harrison, […]

UT-Austin dining halls to offer limited menus, late night hours in fall

UT-Austin dining halls to offer limited menus, late night hours in fall

Dining on campus will look different this fall, as efforts are made to maintain social distancing and minimize cross-contact, said Erich Geiger, senior director of dining and catering for University Housing and Dining. All dining locations will be open but may be operating in different ways, Geiger said. Changes to dining halls include more locations, […]

Fenves announces new housing initiatives, graduate student funding at State of the University address

Fenves announces new housing initiatives, graduate student funding at State of the University address

UT President Gregory Fenves announced plans to have enough housing for all undergraduate freshmen in the State of the University address on Wednesday. He also announced initiatives for graduate students such as a $10 million one-time allocation for tuition. Fenves said there are currently only 7,400 spaces in University housing for 50,000 students, which has […]

Michael Shaw promotes student awareness, optimism while directing traffic

Michael Shaw promotes student awareness, optimism while directing traffic

At the intersection of 24th Street and Whitis Avenue, not even the melodious chimes of the Tower bells, the honks of passing vehicles or the chatter of rushing students can drown out Michael Shaw’s booming voice. Shaw, UT Empowerment Program Ambassador and Parking Enforcement Assistant, adds to his daily traffic regulation routine through high-fives, words […]

Two UT students help file legislation to add polling locations to college campuses across Texas

Two UT students help file legislation to add polling locations to college campuses across Texas

The University of Texas students Maya Patel and Zach Price are taking a hands-on approach this legislative session to increase the number of polling locations on college campuses in Texas. Patel and Price wrote House Bill 375, which would require universities with more than 10,000 students to have a polling location on campus. House Rep. Gina […]

Student rewarded with pizza after saving seven bikes

Student rewarded with pizza after saving seven bikes

UT Police Department officers not only protect and serve the campus community — they also help feed it. UTPD rewarded undeclared sophomore Whitney Jameson with a cheese pizza Sunday evening after she reported a theft that resulted in the recovery of seven stolen bikes on campus. Jameson, a security coordinator at Kinsolving Residence Hall, said […]