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News and features from UT-Austin's School of Journalism

UT Dell Medical School’s Unconscious Bias Training Seeks to Improve Awareness in Healthcare

By eliminating bias, educators hope to improve dismal maternal mortality rates among African-American women.

Texas’ Membership-only Card Clubs Circumvent Gambling Laws

Some gamblers have started using a loophole in state law to play cards for money at so-called card clubs.

Austin Works to End Youth Homelessness By 2020

Youth homelessness dropped 25 percent in the past year, and experts credit a community plan and subsequent commitment to carry it out.

Austinite Aims to Foster Discussion of Sexual Abuse Through Musical

Anna Westbrook says her musical and an accompanying workshop have a simple goal — to make people more comfortable discussing sexual abuse.

Feb 27, 2019

UT Takes on the Scooters

University Health Services reported treating 110 injuries from scooter mishaps between August and December.

Jan 12, 2019

Classes Divide Along Burnet Road

Data collected by Opportunity Insights show a persistent difference in earning power between kids who grew up on opposite sides of the North Austin thoroughfare.

Dec 26, 2018

Austin Sobering Center Saves Money and Lives, Officials Say

Since the Austin-Travis County Sobering Center opened in August, more then 500 intoxicated people have been treated at the center.

Dec 12, 2018

Austin Schools Increase Focus on Social and Emotional Learning

Austin school district staff say social and emotional learning has helped children develop the skills they need to thrive in and out of school.

Nov 26, 2018

With Good Boys and Girls, Hutto Students Learn to Train and Raise Guide Dogs

Program at Hutto High School pairs puppies and students who foster the young guide-dogs-in-training until they’re ready to serve.

Nov 02, 2018

With $250 Million Housing Bond on Ballot, a Look at Austin’s Past Housing Bonds

When Austin voters go to the polls on Nov. 6 they will be asked to approve a $250 million affordable housing bond. The proposal follows pervious bonds passed in 2006 and 2013.

May 11, 2018

Not Without Opposition, Some UT Books Moved to Make Way for Technology

As book circulation drops around UT libraries, school officials look to attract more students. Opponents of the strategy, however, argue that books are the lifeblood of any academic environment.

Apr 27, 2018

Acroyoga Enthusiasts Find Health and Wellness in Letting Go

Acroyoga bundles acrobatics, yoga, gymnastics, dance and Thai massage. Participants use it to fly.

Apr 19, 2018

Austin’s Dirtiest Job: Cleaning Up ‘Dirty Sixth’ in the Dark of the Night

When the bars close, a team of city employees gets to work, scrubbing away the half-eaten pizza, the puddles of vomit other refuse and making the downtown bar district as clean as they can.

Apr 02, 2018

After Parkland: New Student Voices in the Gun Control Debate

The shooting ignited activism in students too young to vote, and in some cases, even too young to drive. One student who supports gun rights said he felt pressured to stay silent about his views.

Mar 20, 2018

Few Austinites Are Flocking to the City’s $75 Chicken Coop Rebate

Nearly a year into the program, only 14 people have received the rebates, which were designed to encourage chicken keeping to help reduce landfill waste.

Mar 08, 2018

UT Grapples with How to Improve Its Process for Reporting Sexual Harassment

Changes are underway to expand ways to report incidents and raise awareness of university resources for victims.

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