Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan


UT System approves new sexual misconduct, Title IX policies during virtual board meeting

Samantha Greyson and Andrew Zhang August 12, 2020

The UT System Board of Regents approved new systemwide Title IX and sexual misconduct policies to comply with federal Title IX modifications during a virtual meeting Wednesday.  The board updated...


‘(People) don’t feel unified by the song, they feel more excluded by it:’ Some Longhorn Band members say they won’t play ‘The Eyes of Texas’ in fall

Stephen Wagner August 10, 2020

If the Longhorn Band plays “The Eyes of Texas” again, it won’t be because senior drum major Ally Morales conducted it. Growing up in Austin with parents who were avid UT fans, “The...


Students react to being asked to quarantine prior to campus return

Hannah Ortega August 10, 2020

Before returning to campus, the University is asking students to quarantine themselves for 14 days and to use the Protect Texas Together app to track their symptoms, according to a July 29 email from UT...


COVID-19 pandemic brings uncertainty to teaching certification programs, future teachers

Andrew Zhang August 5, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic forces local school districts to restrict visitors and start the school year online, future teachers face uncertainty with their certifications, which require in-person observation...


International students grapple with tough decisions on where to spend fall semester

Jennifer Errico August 5, 2020

As Norman Wang drove from the Pudong International Airport to his house in Shanghai, the economics junior welcomed the sight of congested traffic, full restaurants and crowded streets, something he’d...

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UT researchers continue public health, pharmaceutical COVID-19 research

Amanda Figueroa-Nieves August 5, 2020

Researchers at the University have continued work on multiple projects related to COVID-19, all attempting to eventually reduce the virus’s harmful effects as the number of cases in Texas increases.  The...


Black people make up 37% of use of force subjects in 2019 UT System police incidents

Areeba Amer August 5, 2020

The UT System law enforcement used force in 124 incidents in 2019, 37% of which were against Black people, according to the 2019 Use of Force report.  However, according to 2018 population estimates...


College of Pharmacy announces next dean

Anna Canizales August 5, 2020

Interim Provost Daniel Jaffe announced Wednesday that Samuel Poloyac will serve as the next dean of the College of Pharmacy, effective Oct. 15, in an email to the community.  Poloyac currently...


University announces fall COVID-19 testing plans for symptomatic, asymptomatic students, faculty, staff

Hannah Williford August 4, 2020

UT announced plans for proactive and symptomatic COVID-19 testing for students, staff and faculty Tuesday morning, funded through its multimillion dollar commitment. Proactive testing, which will be...


Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board discusses increase in summer enrollment, impact of coronavirus on higher education

Areeba Amer July 28, 2020

Summer enrollment at Texas universities increased 16.4% from summer 2019 to summer 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to a preliminary data report by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating...


Small sports fight to stay afloat during pandemic

Donnavan Smoot July 27, 2020

Americans long for a post-pandemic world, but what’s waiting on the other side could be far from normal, especially in sports where financial losses are changing the college athletics landscape. The...

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Austin baker creates realistic cakes, contributes to viral trend

Kate Williams July 27, 2020

Before anyone asks — no, this story is not a cake.  Last week, a viral trend of videos of hyper-realistic cakes made to look like other food or household items left many with trust issues,...