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D+I director leaves after being charged with attempted arson of basement office
December 6, 2020
As I leave this newsroom behind, my biggest advice to those coming after me (especially those from marginalized backgrounds interested in D+I work): If you find yourself in a system, institution or environment that is fundamentally underserving you and your community, burn it down.
Black Lives Matter
June 5, 2020
The Daily Texan’s editorial board and Diversity & Inclusion Board stand in solidarity with the #BlackLivesMatter movement, with Black journalists across the nation and with our Black Texan staffers.
Freshman starts Nigerian-inspired makeup business that caters to Black women
February 24, 2020
Business freshman Kachi Akamelu said her love affair with makeup began at 16 in the Walmart makeup aisle. Now, she runs a makeup business in Austin and Houston, offering a wide range of looks and services.
Hook ‘em Arts holds Bob Ross tutorial event before finals
December 3, 2019
With finals week just around the corner and students flocking to the Perry-Castañeda Library to prep for their end-of-semester exams, some students decided to opt for a more creative way to spend the first day of class after Thanksgiving break.
Students struggle with scarcity of natural hair products near campus
November 20, 2019
Students with natural and textured hair have expressed dissatisfaction with the limited stock and availability of natural hair care products in stores near campus.
Vending machines promoting healthy options cause confusion with junk food
November 20, 2019
Grabbing a snack from campus vending machines can be a quick and reliable way to satisfy a craving or get a quick bite to eat in between classes, but some students feel misled by the advertisement of healthy snacks.
Upper-division math course registration system initially restricts registration for nonmath majors, students say
November 13, 2019
A recent change implemented by the Office of the Registrar initially reserved sections for all upper-division math courses exclusively to math majors during the first week of spring 2020 registration.
Student music group Euphoria ATX hosts Halloween-themed open mic night
October 30, 2019
Amid orange fairy lights and paper jack-o’-lanterns, students got into the Halloween spirit Tuesday by listening to student musicians take the stage for an on-campus open mic night.
Chinese Student Association celebrates cultural holiday with on-campus Mid-Autumn Festival
October 22, 2019
Surrounded by K-pop dancing, boba tea and Asian cultural displays, dozens of students celebrated the Mid-Autumn Festival on campus Tuesday.
Mobile coffee shop to launch at Student Activity Center
October 15, 2019
A student-run coffee startup is parking their mobile brewery on campus to provide students with their daily dose of caffeine.
Students create zine for first-gen students, people of color
October 14, 2019
The publication name, expectations, comes from the expectations many students in these communities feel they have to meet because of pressures from family and society, co-founder Smruthi Senthil said.
Texas Theme Park Engineering Group hosts Haunted House of Horrors on campus
October 7, 2019
Clowns, spiders and masked monsters greeted hundreds of students who walked through the annual on-campus Haunted House of Horrors last weekend.
UT Amnesty International chapter holds rally for death row inmate Rodney Reed
October 1, 2019
The UT Amnesty International chapter held a protest Tuesday at West Mall in support of Rodney Reed, who was convicted of murder in 1998 and has been on death row in Texas for 23 years.
Electrical and Computer Engineering Bonanza offers casual meet, greet for students and recruiters
September 18, 2019
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering hosted a meet and greet expo on Wednesday for students to meet with representatives from a variety of companies, such as ExxonMobil and Apple. No suits or resumes were required throughout the event. Ashiqa Momin, an electrical engineering freshman who attended the event, said this put her at ease.