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

New robotics program focuses on ethics of artificial intelligence

New robotics program focuses on ethics of artificial intelligence

Katy Nelson September 20, 2021

Through a new program starting next fall, UT students will create the next generation of accessible robots designed for the average person.   The new robotics program, called the Convergent, Responsible,...

New portable Proactive Community Testing facility replaces Jester West Fireplace Lounge location

New portable Proactive Community Testing facility replaces Jester West Fireplace Lounge location

Henry Hays September 20, 2021

University Health Services opened a new proactive community testing facility on Sept. 8 to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and increase campus testing capacity. The portable facility replaced the previous...

University Housing and Dining return to normal swipe-in policies at residence halls

University Housing and Dining return to normal swipe-in policies at residence halls

Joelle DiPaolo September 20, 2021

After over a year of students swiping in at all times at the front desk to access their residence halls’ lobby, the University changed its policy in early September to only require identification from...

UT-Austin students take time off school, switch to part-time classes due to COVID-19

UT-Austin students take time off school, switch to part-time classes due to COVID-19

Samantha Greyson, News Reporter September 19, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the September 19th flipbook.  As COVID-19 cases spiked in January, Davey Hiester suspected classes would move online for the fall semester. Before...

UT-Austin students report getting kicked out of student section during first football game

UT-Austin students report getting kicked out of student section during first football game

Kaushiki Roy, News Reporter September 19, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the September 19 flipbook.  At UT’s first football game on Sept. 4, some students said ushers and security guards asked them to leave the student...

Texas Rocket Engineering Lab working to be first college team to launch liquid-propelled rocket into space

Texas Rocket Engineering Lab working to be first college team to launch liquid-propelled rocket into space

Katy Nelson, News Reporter September 19, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the September 14 flipbook. UT engineering students could become the first collegiate team in the nation to launch a liquid-propelled rocket into...

UT-Austin student wins 10,000 vaccine incentive prize, mistakes phone call for spam

UT-Austin student wins 10,000 vaccine incentive prize, mistakes phone call for spam

Kevin Vu, News Reporter September 19, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the September 14 flipbook.  On her way home for Labor Day weekend, mathematics freshman Maya Niyogi answered a call from an unknown number only...

Senate of College Council releases legislative priorities, initiatives for 2021-22

Senate of College Council releases legislative priorities, initiatives for 2021-22

Lauren Abel, News Reporter September 15, 2021

The Senate of College Councils released the 2021-22 Senate Platform in late August, which details goals and areas of focus for legislation this semester, although many initiatives are carried over from...

“A woman’s body is not a commodity.” UT-Austin community members say new Texas abortion law threatens womens’ safety

“A woman’s body is not a commodity.” UT-Austin community members say new Texas abortion law threatens womens’ safety

Marisa Huerta, News Reporter September 15, 2021
The law took effect Sept. 1 and prohibits abortions as early as six weeks into pregnancy, offering no exceptions for pregnancies resulting from rape or incest. The law will not be enforced by the state, but will allow private citizens to sue abortion providers.
West Campus condo unit demolished to make way for new apartment complex, Nueces

West Campus condo unit demolished to make way for new apartment complex, Nueces

Tori Duff, News Reporter September 14, 2021
Student housing is becoming a crisis as old buildings in West Campus are replaced with luxury housing and apartment buildings increase prices without losing demand.
Some students concerned about anti-Hindu nationalism conference turning into anti-Hinduism rhetoric

Some students concerned about anti-Hindu nationalism conference turning into anti-Hinduism rhetoric

Kaushiki Roy, News Reporter September 14, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the September 10 flipbook. Content warning: This article contains discussions of racism and death. UT’s South Asia Institute is sponsoring...

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UT researchers discover method to convert untapped oil into clean hydrogen energy source

Katy Nelson, News Reporter September 14, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the September 10 flipbook.  UT researchers discovered a way to convert untapped oil into clean hydrogen energy, which could change how cars are...