At just 8 years old, Gerardo Ruiz-Tenorio carried the traumatic weight of his mother being deported. Now during a world pandemic, Ruiz-Tenorio worries about the health and economic crisis on his undocumented family.
Fall classes at UT-Austin will be held on campus as planned, but will end at the start of Thanksgiving.
The class of 2020 will experience UT’s first virtual universitywide commencement ceremony after COVID-19 postponed their in-person graduation.
Students from UT, Harvard and Stanford are fundraising to provide health care workers with personal protective equipment.
Essential workers can look to
these organizations for free or
discounted services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A virtual meeting on Zoom with Black male students and faculty was highjacked by unidentified individuals using racial slurs and derogatory aliases.
Gov. Greg Abbott ordered closings of Texas schools and dine-in services at restaurants and bars due to COVID-19 concerns. Texas has declared its first public health disaster for the state since 1901.
A UT-Austin student and undergraduate dean test positive for coronavirus a few days after UT president’s wife tests positive.
Blood banks across the U.S. face blood donation shortages as people cancel their blood drives and appointments due to coronavirus concerns.
Gov. Greg Abbott declares a state of disaster due to the novel coronavirus and announces the openings of Texas’ first drive-through testing facilities.