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Seattle 'Flu' Cases Were COVID,
Obscuring the Real Spread
Aug 14, 2020 2:50 PM CDT
Seattle 'Flu' Cases Were COVID, Obscuring the Real Spread
Washington state may have been battling illness longer than thought
- In early March, the state of Washington had reported just over 100 coronavirus cases. But Seattle alone may have actually had thousands of infections at that point, according to a new study, because so many illnesses were thought to be the flu instead. The findings by researchers at the University...
Working From Home During
Virus? Beware of 'Zoombombs'
Apr 1, 2020 12:27 PM CDT
Working From Home During Virus? Beware of 'Zoombombs'
FBI warns that hackers are 'hijacking' videoconferencing app
- As the coronavirus pandemic rages on, people stuck at home have taken to using videoconferencing apps to hold work meetings and chat with family and friends. One such app that's become ubiquitous: Zoom, founded by Cisco engineer Eric Yuan. But be careful before you log in for that virtual...
They Were Told
Trip Was Safe.
Now, 28 Are Sick
Apr 1, 2020 6:33 AM CDT
They Were Told Spring Break Trip Was Safe. Now, 28 Are Sick
Students were on chartered plane
- The University of Texas at Austin says 28 students have tested positive for the coronavirus—and most of them were on the same plane for a spring break trip. The Austin Public Health Department says the students were part of a group of around 70 people in their 20s who...
Joins University Faculty
Aug 29, 2019 4:31 AM CDT
McConaughey Officially Joins University Faculty
Star will teach film class at alma mater
- After years as a visiting instructor at the University of Texas,
star Matthew McConaughey is now a true professor. The university announced Wednesday that the Oscar-winning actor has been appointed as a professor in its Department of Radio-Television-Film and will be teaching classes at the Austin campus this...
Rare Copy of Forbidden
Text on Jesus Found
Dec 1, 2017 6:43 AM CST
Rare Copy of Forbidden Text on Jesus Found
Written centuries after the First Apocalypse of James was excluded from New Testament
- A complete copy of a heretical biblical text that purports to describe conversations between Jesus and his brother James has been discovered in its earliest known form. The forbidden writing, dubbed the First Apocalypse of James, wasn't included in the 27-book New Testament established in 367. It was one...
One Dead in
at UT Austin
May 1, 2017 3:48 PM CDT
One Dead in Stabbing Attack at UT Austin
Others are injured, potentially seriously
- One person is dead and others are hurt after a stabbing attack Monday on the University of Texas at Austin campus, CNN reports. One person is in custody, but people are being warned to avoid the area. CNN says two others were injured, while the
Austin American Statesman
Jul 1, 2016 1:24 PM CDT
UT Students, Meet Professor McConaughey
Star will teach film class, though mostly by recorded video
- Can we get an "all right, all right, all right" for the University of Texas at Austin's new film instructor? The college announced Thursday that Matthew McConaughey will team up with Gary Ross, the director of his new film,
Free State of Jones
, and a university instructor to...
Jun 9, 2016 7:12 AM CDT
Valedictorian's Tweet Causes an Uproar
Texas student encounters anger online over her 'undocumented' boast
- A high school senior in Austin, Texas, had good reason to do a little playful boasting: "Valedictorian, 4.5GPA, full tuition paid for at UT, 13 cords/medals, nice legs," tweeted Mayte Lara Ibarra on Friday, the day she graduated from Crockett High School. But it was one final...
Killer Sought After
Found in Creek on
Apr 7, 2016 3:44 PM CDT
Killer Sought After Freshman's Body Found in Creek on College Campus
Haruka Weiser suffered 'unthinkable brutality'
- Austin police are searching for a killer after the body of an 18-year-old University of Texas freshman was found in a creek behind the campus's alumni building, ABC News reports. Haruka Weiser, a theater and dance major from Portland, Ore., was last seen leaving the drama building Sunday night....
Mar 2, 2016 3:43 PM CST
Student Accused of Rape Sues College
He doesn't want to be expelled one semester before graduating
- A 21-year-old University of Texas-Austin student is suing the school to keep from being expelled one semester before graduating after being accused of raping a woman, Fox News reports. His lawsuit claims a disciplinary hearing scheduled to decide his fate violates "his Constitutional right to due process." The...
Texas Students Will Fight
Gun Law With Sex Toys
Oct 12, 2015 5:13 AM CDT
Texas Students Will Fight Gun Law With Sex Toys
Dildo protest organizer has been receiving death threats
- University of Texas at Austin students opposed to a new "campus carry" gun law plan to protest with open carry—of sex toys. Organizer Jessica Jin says she finds it absurd that as of next August, license holders will be able to carry weapons inside university buildings while obscenity...
Did Science Just
Discover a New
Apr 10, 2015 10:29 AM CDT
Did Science Just Discover a New Shakespeare Play?
Psych theory and text-analyzing software show 'Double Falsehood' may be Bard's
- Did William Shakespeare pen
after all? Texas researchers say he probably did after comparing the play to "psychological signatures" they worked up for the Bard, Lewis Theobald (the supposed author), and Shakespeare contemporary John Fletcher. The study, published in
, used text-analyzing software and psychological theory...
Case of Missing Brains
Takes Another Twist
Dec 4, 2014 9:38 AM CST
Case of Missing Brains Takes Another Twist
Now school says they were destroyed
- First came yesterday's reports that about 100 human brains had gone missing from the University of Texas at Austin . Then followed the news that they had been located, with psych professor Tim Schallert telling the
that UT San Antonio called him to say, "We got those...
Students Hit With
Oct 4, 2012 11:19 AM CDT
UTexas Minority Students Hit With Bleach Balloons
Summer incidents had gone unreported
- University of Texas at Austin students and staff are protesting after four students were reportedly hit with "bleach bombs"—balloons filled with bleach—while off campus. The attacks on minority students occurred between June and September, but they'd gone unreported until the campus police chief began investigating....
Texas, N. Dakota
After Bomb Scares
Sep 14, 2012 4:31 PM CDT
Texas, N. Dakota Campuses Reopen After Bomb Scares
Bomb threats hit two universities, but no explosives found
- Tens of thousands of people streamed off university campuses in Texas and North Dakota today after telephoned bomb threats prompted officials to warn students and faculty to get away as quickly as possible. Both campuses eventually were deemed safe and reopened by early afternoon, as authorities worked to determine whether...
Texas Student GOP Leader: Shooting Obama 'Tempting'
Nov 17, 2011 2:30 AM CST
Texas Student GOP Leader: Shooting Obama 'Tempting'
Tweet follows shots outside White House
- Soon after shots were fired in front of the White House , the head of college Republicans at the University of Texas Austin suggested that shooting the president might be “tempting.” “Y'all as tempting as it may be, don't shoot Obama,” Lauren Pierce tweeted. “...
Ryan O'Neal Sued for
Farrah's Warhol Portrait
Jul 11, 2011 2:18 AM CDT
Ryan O'Neal Sued for Farrah's Warhol Portrait
Actor says he has second painting, not the one in dispute
- Actor Ryan O'Neal has been sued for hanging on to an Andy Warhol portrait of Farrah Fawcett that a university charges was bequeathed to the institution. University of Texas officials say they spotted the Warhol hanging over O'Neal's bed during a reality TV show featuring the actor....
princeton review rankings
Aug 2, 2010 5:40 PM CDT
Biggest Party Animals Attend Georgia
In student survey, Ohio U. finishes second
- Good news for parents paying for their kids to study at the University of Georgia: The school is finally No. 1. The bad news: The Princeton Review list ranks the nation's top party schools. "UGA has been on the party school list for a while, but it’s one...
Apr 17, 2009 11:41 AM CDT
Names Miami Top Party School
Runners-up: Texas, San Diego State, Florida
- Promising to make the ranking an annual tradition,
today named its top 10 US party schools, using an algorithm weighing hot temperatures, guy-girl ratio, empty rooms available for sex, and even GPA. “Think of this as a BCS rating, but unlike the BCS we welcome your input,”...
US Marriage Age Oldest Ever
Nov 10, 2008 7:28 AM CST
US Marriage Age Oldest Ever
Women marrying at 26, men at 28
- American couples are waiting longer than ever to get married,
USA Today. The median age for a first marriage is almost 26 for women and 28 for men—the oldest since the US Census started keeping track in the 1890s. The increase holds true for all racial, ethnic, and...
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