Lara Korte, Austin American-Statesman

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Austin American-Statesman

Lawrence, KS, United States

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Past articles by Lara:

UT official: No parties, on or off campus, are allowed

The University of Texas will not allow students to hold parties on or off campus during the fall semester as the city continues to battle the coronavirus → Read More

UT tells students to quarantine before coming back to campus

The University of Texas is asking students to self-quarantine for 14 days prior to returning to campus this fall, Interim President Jay Hartzell announced → Read More

Survey: UT Austin has the most reported cases of coronavirus among U.S. colleges

The University of Texas has the highest number of reported coronavirus cases among all public and many private higher education institutions across the → Read More

UT chancellor says students won’t enroll if classes are all online. Is that true?

As the start of a new semester draws nearer, universities across the state are preparing to welcome students back to classes and, in some cases, back to → Read More

With monies from athletics, UT to expand recruitment of high school students from underrepresented groups

The University of Texas on Monday announced a multi-million dollar investment of Texas Athletics revenue into campus efforts to recruit, attract, retain → Read More

Williamson County man dies from coronavirus, bringing death total to 52

A man in his 60s has died because of the coronavirus, Williamson County health officials reported Saturday. The COVID-19 death toll in the county has now → Read More

Texas surpasses 250,000 coronavirus cases, sets records for new cases, hospitalizations

More than 250,000 Texans have now been diagnosed with COVID-19, according to the latest numbers from the Department of State Health Services.On Saturday, → Read More

Austin teachers union calls on district to keep classes online: ‘We are begging you’

Educators in the Austin school district are calling on state and local leaders to keep classes online for the first part of the fall semester, saying the → Read More

Texas guidelines will let parents choose remote or in-person classes; masks to be required in school

Announcing guidelines for returning students to the classrooms this fall, the Texas Education Agency said Tuesday that although on-campus learning will be → Read More

UT custodian dies from coronavirus in Austin

A member of the custodial services team at the University of Texas has died as a result of the coronavirus, the university announced Tuesday. This is the → Read More

Texas State cancels plans to resume in-person classes as coronavirus cases surge

Texas State University is canceling its plans to return to face to face instruction for the second summer semester, officials announced Thursday.The university had previously planned to resume a small number of in-person classes on July 6, but in an email to campus Thursday afternoon, Texas State President Denise M. Trauth said the number of rising coronavirus cases in Hays and surrounding… → Read More

Texas Dreamers feel immense relief after Supreme Court upholds DACA

For the past three years, Mizraim Belman Guerrero hasn’t been able to properly plan for a future. His status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program meant he was able to work and attend school, but he didn’t know how long that would last.As the Trump administration fought to rescind DACA, Belman Guerrero lived under the constant worry that the program would end, his… → Read More

Austin Community College will gradually return to in-person instruction starting in July

Austin Community College on Friday said it will begin a gradual return to in-person instruction this summer, with a small amount of technical programs → Read More

JUST IN: UT fall semester to include open residence halls, many online classes

The University of Texas on Wednesday said the fall semester will include limited classroom capacities, open residence halls, and the option for students → Read More

‘It’s for the best’: UT graduation endures online amid coronavirus pandemic

Hannah Gronwald has waited years for this moment. She’s waited for the big ceremony, the walk across the stage and the excitement of being the first in her family to graduate from college.But now, because of the coronavirus pandemic, Gronwald and the 5,000 other members of the University of Texas’ Class of 2020 will be experiencing their big moment through a laptop.“I'm a first-generation… → Read More

UT students to return for the fall semester, but leave after Thanksgiving

The University of Texas on Wednesday said it will begin the fall semester as scheduled on Aug. 26, but will continue operations remotely after → Read More

UT prepares to layoff employees in light of coronavirus pandemic

Facing declines in future revenue, University of Texas leaders on Tuesday said several units will likely furlough or permanently lay off staff members.In → Read More

Live hearings and cross examinations: How Texas universities will adjust to new sexual misconduct policies

A new set of regulations from the U.S. Department of Education will change how colleges and universities handle sexual misconduct. For some Texas schools, → Read More

Texas State president says August graduation won’t be possible

Earlier this year, as the coronavirus forced most colleges and universities to close campuses and move classes online, many hoped that an in-person graduation ceremony would be possible in the late summer.Now, Texas State University says it’s not an option.On Monday, Texas State President Denise M. Trauth said commencement celebrations scheduled for August 6-8 will be held virtually. The… → Read More

For Austin seniors, college comes to a (virtual) end

Ashley Nassy didn’t expect her four years at St. Edward’s University to end this way.Nassy, 21, had planned to celebrate with her classmates, → Read More