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Austin Daily Texan (Newspaper) - September 2, 2015, Austin, TexasThe number of homeless Austin Independent school District students increased by 30 percent Over the past two years according to housing works Austin. The number of students without a permanent address Rose from 2,030 Stu dents in 20122013 to 2,490 students in 20132014, and the number has continued to increase according a report by housing works Austin an affordable housing advocacy group. Out of the 84,791 Stu dents enrolled in aids for the 20142015 school year 2,642 Are homeless although the Overall number of Stu dents enrolled in aids de creased by 500 students this year the report found. Of the 2,642 students 2,078 reported living Dou bled up with another fam ily 249 in shelters 275 in hotels and 271 with friends according to housing works austins report. Forty six Stu dents live unsheltered such As in vehicles or squats. The increase in homelessness among aids Stu dents can be attributed to several factors according to the study including the in creasing number of renters in Austin and the opposition tenants who use Section 8 vouchers or vouchers that help Low income citizens find government assisted housing face with landlords. 1 wednesday september 2, 2015@thedailytexan serving the University of Texas at Austin Community since 1900 comics Page 7 news Page 3 sports Page 6 state University it ranks in top 25 Healthiest universities Law expands mental health resources a state Law went into effect tuesday requiring mental health resources and suicide prevention ser vices be Given to All incoming College students. The Texas legislature passed Senate Bill 1624 on june 18, which requires universities to show Stu dents a live presentation or video with information about mental health and suicide As part of their orientation. The Bill forbids universities from providing students with this information in a paper format. Mark and Kathleen Walker whose son died by suicide in May 2014 after his first year at it advocated for the Law that would require universities give students mental health and suicide information according to the Dallas morning news. Currently it students with previous or current mental health concerns can reach out to counsel ors at the it counselling and mental health Center which offers counselling a 24-hour crisis hotline and information about men Tal health stigma and Sui cide prevention Accord ing to the centers website. Resources on stress management depression and suicide Are available to students through the coun seling centers website. Merryn Mcneil advertising Junior and co chair of the social responsibility committee for it orientation said orientation advisors also used programming this summer to address men Tal health in College for incoming students. We wanted to convey that mental health issues can affect anyone and its Normal and Okay and theress resources on Cam pus and people who Are Here to help. Mcneil said. According to the Cen ters for disease control and prevention suicide is the second leading cause of death for people Ages 15 to 34 and More than 11,000 people in this age group died by suicide in by Lauren Florence Laurence Neelo it ranked As one of the 25 Healthiest universities in the ., according to Grea list an online fitness and health Startup. Greatest determined rank Ings based on a question Naire that asked about dining services fitness amenities and healthcare on Campus. The office of student affairs compiled answers for the questionnaire with the help of different departments within the University health services recreational sports division of housing and food services and the it counselling and mental health Center according to Jessica Wagner manager at University health services. Wagner said it was nominated because of data accumulated from several other National rankings. The University of Texas at Austin was ranked. On last years greatest list were no. 2 in the 2014 Trojan sexual health report card and often rank in the top 10 on several of the Princeton reviews lists Wagner said. We Are proud to have some of the Good work happening on this Campus recognized in this National format. The greatest ranking mentioned programs including the health horns Nap map an interactive map that shows the Best places to Nap on Campus and by Nashua Bawab Nash Bawab science & technology nexus aus showcases solar innovation a team led by University of Texas at Austin architecture professor Michael Garrison is designing and building a solar powered Home to compete nation ally As part of the Department of Energy solar decathlon. The team began develop ing nexus aus the name of the proposed affordable and Energy efficient House in 2013. Nexus aus is project Between multiple colleges across Campus and the architecture depart ment at tec Nische univer Sitt Munchen Tum in Munich Germany. Charlie Upshaw a graduate student in mechanical engineering and co Leader of the project said one of the biggest challenges for the team was the 2013 gov Rachel Zein daily texan staff Charles Upshaw left mechanical engineering graduate student stands in front of nexus aus a solar powered Home built by a team of it students. The team will compete in the Department of Energy solar decathlon in California later this month. Solar Page 2 healthy Page 2 by Eunice Ali Eunice Ali researcher finds genetics do not cause alcoholism. Page 3 University event welcomes Transfer students. Page 3 news the implementation of Senate Bill 1642 will Cre ate greater opportunities for students to learn about mental health on Campus. Page 4 opinion Tyrone Swoopes is ready to Lead the longhorns. Page 6 Mcaa volleyball needs to embrace instant replay. Page 6 sports professor and graduate students release Book. Page 8 professors students remember Wes Craven. Page 8 life arts the daily texan is accept ing applications for All positions. Apply online at employment. Online reason to party Page 7 City student government number of homeless aids students grows so proposes budget Over $100,000 by Lauren Florence Laurence Neelo housing Page 2 the student service Bud get committee allotted a to Tal budget of $112,820 for the 20152016 it student government. So initially requested $168,815 before the com Mittee decided on the final amount. The budget includes expenses of $25,000 for appropriations for the fiscal year $90 for the legislative Branch $3,000 for special projects $2,355 for the executive Branch $1,500 for internal expenses $12,000 for operating expenses $10,400 for tuition allotments $30,780 for stipends $24,045 for agencies $2,650 for wages and $1,000 for the big 12 conference. John Falke financial affairs committee chair said he is very Happy that agencies will be receiving a higher amount than last year because it is a Chance to give Back to the it Community. We allotted More to agencies much More than we gave them last year which is really awesome and something we wanted to do Falke said. I wanted the Money to go Back to the students instead of the representatives and this Way All of this Money goes Back to them in some Way. I think thatus a great part of student government and one of the main reasons i got involved. During the summer so saw 69 Agency budget applications a Large increase from the 16 student organizations who applied last summer according to Nicole Chu internal financial director. Chu said the Bud get committee chose which organizations to give Money to based on what they had to offer in terms of Impact Ful services and events for students. This is a huge Spike in the number of applications Chu said. Were glad that so Many More students budget Page 2 by Nashua Bawab Nash Bawab Junyuan Tan daily texan staff internal financial director Nicole Chu attends tuesdays student government meeting where the student service budget committee discussed so budget allocations. Bill Page 2 we As a City have not been Able to find the housing set the policies whatever it takes to bring these kids out of homeless Ness and the num Bers Are going up. Ann Teich aids Board of trustees member

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