Student Life

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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 of motivation and friendly conversations with...

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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 Hinojosa, D-Austin, filed the bill. Together, the trio is...

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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 she observed a man cutting bike locks last Monday at 5:45...

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Student created group chat helps find free food on campus

A student group chat focused on finding free food on college campuses has grown into a community that spans across multiple universities. Finesse UT is a group chat on GroupMe where students can post opportunities for free food they find around campus. It is one of many free food group chats created by Jack Klachian, a biology senior from UT-Dallas. Klachian said he started the group chats his freshman...

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Surplus store offers students way to eliminate waste while saving money

Instead of making the drive to the Domain for shopping, students should consider stopping by the JJ Pickle Research Campus on Thursday afternoons to stock up on all things UT for prices they can actually afford. Amidst the old buildings and bumpy roads sits Building 30, a warehouse home to UT’s own surplus store. The store opened two years ago with the purpose to re-purpose, collecting a variety of...

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UT architecture team wins national affordable housing competition

A team from the School of Architecture and Red McCombs School of Business won a national competition hosted by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in April. Team members Sarah Simpson, Megan Recher, Brianna Garner-Frey, Tatum Lau and Brett Clark won the Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition, which concluded April 19 in Washington D.C. The competition...

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