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

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UT organizations make statements, donations in support of Black Lives Matter movement

Hannah Williford June 12, 2020

Student leaders are calling for change on the University campus following police killings of Black Americans such as George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minn., Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Ky. and Mike Ramos...

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UT student creates app to support Black community in Austin during Black Lives Matter protests

Katya Bandouil June 12, 2020

When protests against police brutality and racism began to erupt nationwide, Earl Potts Jr. said he immediately knew he needed to take action.  A few months back, the computer science and African...

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Recent graduates are ‘let down’ by virtual ceremonies

Trinady Joslin June 12, 2020

After in-person graduation ceremonies were canceled in March, spring 2020 graduates said they hoped their virtual celebration would be memorable. For Nicole Pownall, the prerecorded “celebration”...

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13 Longhorn football players test positive for COVID-19 after new wave of tests

Donnavan Smoot and Stephen Wagner June 11, 2020

Update 6/18 at 11:55 a.m. Thirteen Texas football players have tested positive for COVID-19, Texas Athletics officials said in a statement Thursday morning. All 13 players are now “self-isolating,”...

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Donate to local Austin funds, nonprofits supporting racial equality

Anissa Reyes June 7, 2020

Thousands of people have flooded the streets of Austin to protest police brutality and the deaths of George Floyd, Mike Ramos and Breonna Taylor.  The Daily Texan compiled a list of funds and nonprofits...

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UT-Austin to hold as many as 19% of classes online this fall

Areeba Amer June 3, 2020

Up to 2,100 of the 11,000 classes offered this fall will be held online, Interim UT President Jay Hartzell said in a University-wide email Wednesday.  Students can take all their classes online...

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‘This is nothing new’: Austinites protest after deaths of Michael Ramos, George Floyd

Anna Canizales and Marcus Krum June 1, 2020

Editor’s Note: All sources gave permission to use their full names in this article. Thousands of people marched through downtown Austin on Sunday to protest police killings after the deaths of...

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Lovato discusses move to Texas, women’s basketball roster

Myah Taylor May 22, 2020

Once Elena Lovato discovered head coach Vic Schaefer would be leaving Mississippi State to take over the Longhorns, she didn’t have to think twice about joining him in Austin as the new assistant...

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NCAA allows football, basketball athletes to return to campus starting June 1

Marcus Krum May 21, 2020

The state of college sports in the fall is still up in the air, but athletes may be returning to campus soon. The NCAA decided today that it will allow Division I football and basketball student-athletes...

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Texas tennis may be facing the end of an era

Nathan Han May 19, 2020

Last week, senior Bianca Turati announced her decision to enter the professional ranks and forgo her additional year of eligibility. She’s the first of four Texas tennis seniors — including...

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Managing Editor makes one last paper

Lisa Nhan May 8, 2020

There were a lot of days when I didn’t know if I could keep working at the Texan.  I struggled a lot here. I struggled with the constant wave of production. I struggled with what being a...

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Life and Arts associate editor finally leaves the basement, taking blanket with her

Brooke Sjoberg May 8, 2020

In seven semesters working at the Texan, I’ve written 100 stories. Story number 101 is my goodbye to this basement and its paper that have shaped my college experience.  All honesty, I dipped...