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

“There is still no more clarity”: UT Graduate School holds town hall to answer questions about health care plan switch, students still concerned

“There is still no more clarity”: UT Graduate School holds town hall to answer questions about health care plan switch, students still concerned

Kaushiki Roy, News Reporter July 22, 2021

UT’s graduate school held a virtual town hall July 14 to address graduate students’ questions about the switch of health care plans from UT Select to Academic Blue that saved the University over $10...

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UT-Austin establishes new post-graduate fellowship to increase faculty diversity 

Kaushiki Roy, News Reporter July 19, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the July 12 flipbook. UT-Austin started its inaugural postdoctoral fellowship in June aiming to increase diversity among campus faculty by providing...

RecSports to reopen faster than other campus facilities 

RecSports to reopen faster than other campus facilities 

Sheryl Lawrence, News Reporter July 19, 2021

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to include clarifying information from the Office of the Dean of Students. This story was originally uploaded to the July 6 Flipbook. While some restaurants...

UT working to standardize recycling on campus

UT working to standardize recycling on campus

Lauren Nelson  July 19, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the July 12 flipbook. UT is working to standardize recycling on campus by creating new signs and an online database as part of the University’s...

UT-Austin, the city of Austin and Austin community tackle extreme heat

UT-Austin, the city of Austin and Austin community tackle extreme heat

Kevin Vu, News Reporter July 19, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the July 12 flipbook. As heat waves break records across the nation, some Austinites are becoming more vulnerable to the risks of the extreme temperatures...

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UT reinitiates partnership with Texas A&M, US Army to develop remote warfare technology

Kaushiki Roy July 19, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the July 12 flipbook. UT restarted its partnership with Texas A&M to build computer-operated vehicles and machinery, which it will send to the...

UT researchers examine effects of physical punishment on children

UT researchers examine effects of physical punishment on children

Edly Termilien, News Reporter July 15, 2021

With child abuse on the rise in Austin during the pandemic, UT researchers, along with other universities, released a report in June detailing how physically punishing children can increase poor behavior. Elizabeth...

Austin sees increase in gun violence, homicides

Austin sees increase in gun violence, homicides

Sheryl‌ ‌Lawrence‌ ‌, News Reporter July 15, 2021

Content Warning: This article contains discussion of gun violence and death. Austin had not seen more than roughly 40 homicides in the decades preceding 2020, but since the beginning of 2020, there...

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Democrats take stand for voting rights during special session

Marisa Huerta July 15, 2021

During the Texas Legislature’s special session Monday, a majority of Democrats left Texas for Washington D.C. to avoid voting on an elections bill that would restrict voting opportunities — a move...

$94.6M will go to supporting higher education, Gov. Greg Abbott says

$94.6M will go to supporting higher education, Gov. Greg Abbott says

Kevin Vu July 15, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the July 6 flipbook. Texas will send nearly $100 million in federal COVID-19 relief money to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, with...

How the pandemic bettered some relationships

How the pandemic bettered some relationships

Kevin Vu, News Reporter July 15, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the July 6 flipbook. When UT students Siya and Simon, who have been a couple since 2019, dealt COVID-19 over the last year, they found a few effective...

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Austin-Travis County moves to Stage 3 guidelines, health officials push vaccinations

Sheryl‌ ‌Lawrence‌ ‌, News Reporter July 15, 2021

Austin-Travis County will move back into Stage 3 COVID-19 guidelines after a rise in hospitalizations and four confirmed cases of the delta variant in the area, Austin Public Health officials said at a...