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Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

College of Fine Arts appoints first Latino dean

College of Fine Arts appoints first Latino dean

Daniela Roscero Cervantes June 5, 2021
More than two decades after graduating from the UT College of Fine Arts, Ramón H. Rivera-Servera will become the first Latino dean of the College of Fine Arts starting July 1.
How to balance staying informed with current events while practicing self-care

How to balance staying informed with current events while practicing self-care

Sofia Treviño May 8, 2021
To honor May as Mental Health Awareness Month, The Daily Texan has compiled tips on balancing news consumption while maintaining a healthy state of mind.
UT-Austin student organizations struggle to fill leadership positions, recruit members

UT-Austin student organizations struggle to fill leadership positions, recruit members

Sheryl Lawrence May 7, 2021
While UT is planning for a “near normal” fall semester, student organizations have had trouble during the past year filling leadership positions and keeping membership numbers and engagement high.
Students call for UT-Austin president to rescind support for 'Liberty Institute' bill, put funding towards students needs

Students call for UT-Austin president to rescind support for ‘Liberty Institute’ bill, put funding towards students needs

Lauren Abel May 7, 2021
Students are calling for University President Jay Hartzell to rescind his support for a Texas State Senate bill which will allocate between $3 million and $6 million sometime between 2022 and 2023 for the development of a campus “Liberty Institute.”
UT-Austin researchers identify microbial organism that helps control greenhouse gases

UT-Austin researchers identify microbial organism that helps control greenhouse gases

Maya Wray May 7, 2021
UT scientists have discovered a previously unidentified group of microbial organisms that can break down dead matter without releasing greenhouse gases. 
Q&A: Filmmakers talk creating authentic transgender short film ‘Frankie’

Q&A: Filmmakers talk creating authentic transgender short film ‘Frankie’

Thomas Casler May 6, 2021
The Daily Texan spoke to the filmmakers of short film "Frankie" about making the film and the future of transgender and nonbinary people in the entertainment industry. 
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Man loading a gun Zoom bombs UT student org teach-in about racist history of ‘The Eyes of Texas’

Skye Seipp May 6, 2021
A man loading a gun crashed an online meeting hosted by the service organization Texas Orange Jackets discussing the origins of “The Eyes of Texas” on April 29. Members said the violent incident reveals the situation with UT’s alma mater is “higher stakes” than some may think.
UT-Austin nutrition researchers awarded grant to create new digital instruction platform

UT-Austin nutrition researchers awarded grant to create new digital instruction platform

Maya Wray May 6, 2021
A year-long grant from Blue Cross and and Blue Shield of Texas will allow UT nutrition experts to develop a new digital platform that gives local teachers access to outdoor instructional resources, according to an April 16 press release. 
Three years after UT System attains second-largest endowment nationwide, system experts break down how money can be spent

Three years after UT System attains second-largest endowment nationwide, system experts break down how money can be spent

Sheryl Lawrence May 6, 2021
In 2018, the UT System endowment fund grew to be the second-largest in the country with about $30 billion in funds. Now, UT System experts have broken down how this money is used and collected.
UT-Austin researchers find new potential to repair blood vessels after stroke

UT-Austin researchers find new potential to repair blood vessels after stroke

Katy Nelson May 6, 2021
Certain common nervous system cells can change their function to facilitate blood vessel repair and recovery after a stroke, potentially paving the way for new brain injury treatments, according to an April 27 study by UT researchers.
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UT-Austin, New York researchers find hepatitis C drugs may improve existing COVID-19 treatments

Claire Stevens May 6, 2021
Drugs approved to treat hepatitis C could boost the efficacy of the only antiviral approved to combat COVID-19 by as much as tenfold when administered together, according to a paper co-authored by a UT researcher.
Dell Medical School’s collaborative program aims to improve access to substance, opioid use disorder treatment in Texas hospitals

Dell Medical School’s collaborative program aims to improve access to substance, opioid use disorder treatment in Texas hospitals

Kiernan McCormick May 6, 2021
A UT program at Dell Medical School is working to bring accessible treatment to people with substance and opioid use disorder during acute hospitalization, or short-term inpatient medical care.