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.
Category: The Daily Texan
UT-Austin classes will start as scheduled, end after Thanksgiving
Fall classes at UT-Austin will be held on campus as planned, but will end at the start of Thanksgiving.
UT seniors share thoughts on first virtual graduation ceremony
The class of 2020 will experience UT’s first virtual universitywide commencement ceremony after COVID-19 postponed their in-person graduation.
UT students create fundraiser for health care workers during COVID-19 pandemic
Students from UT, Harvard and Stanford are fundraising to provide health care workers with personal protective equipment.
Organizations, businesses provide services for essential workers during COVID-19 pandemic
Essential workers can look to
these organizations for free or
discounted services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Black students encounter racist ‘Zoom-bombing’ of virtual meeting at UT-Austin
A virtual meeting on Zoom with Black male students and faculty was highjacked by unidentified individuals using racial slurs and derogatory aliases.
Gov. Abbott closes schools, dine-in services due to COVID-19
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.
First UT student, undergraduate dean test positive for COVID-19
A UT-Austin student and undergraduate dean test positive for coronavirus a few days after UT president’s wife tests positive.
Texas, national blood banks experience donation shortages due to coronavirus outbreak
Blood banks across the U.S. face blood donation shortages as people cancel their blood drives and appointments due to coronavirus concerns.
Gov. Abbott declares state of disaster for all Texas counties
Gov. Greg Abbott declares a state of disaster due to the novel coronavirus and announces the openings of Texas’ first drive-through testing facilities.