Lawmaker hopes to decrease police brutality

San Antonio Express-News AUSTIN — With racial tension rising following the riots in Ferguson, Missouri, Texas lawmakers have filed legislation to make police actions more transparent in this state. Rep. Borris Miles, D-Houston, said he filed bills to pre-empt police brutality from occuring in Texas. “All I want to do is be transparent and know … Continue reading Lawmaker hopes to decrease police brutality

SG too closely affiliated to UT to discuss private loans

The Daily Texan Student Government’s initial decision to inform students about the B-On-Time loan has been halted because, according to federal law, the organization is too closely affiliated to the University. The B-On-Time program is a no-interest state loan that is fully forgiven if a student graduates on time with a GPA of at least 3.0. … Continue reading SG too closely affiliated to UT to discuss private loans

LGBTQ-friendly legislation faces barriers at UT System and state legislature

The Daily Texan While the University often cites state law as a reason it cannot provide certain benefits to LGBTQ students and faculty, others say there are ways to circumvent these obstacles. Mandatory diversity training, gender inclusive housing and same-sex insurance benefits are still not available on campus, much to the frustration of several organizations … Continue reading LGBTQ-friendly legislation faces barriers at UT System and state legislature