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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-Austin research shows which memories are right or wrong based on cell firing patterns

UT-Austin research shows which memories are right or wrong based on cell firing patterns

Kevin Vu, News Reporter June 24, 2021

UT-Austin researchers found differences in how correct and incorrect memories are activated in the brain through watching rats in a maze. The study, published June 7, could help researchers understand...

UT-Austin experts say energy infrastructure improvements will likely hike prices for Texans

UT-Austin experts say energy infrastructure improvements will likely hike prices for Texans

Marisa Huerta, News Reporter June 24, 2021

UT-Austin experts say Texas’ planned infrastructure enhancements will drive up energy bills and cut off access for residents in low income neighborhoods.  After several power plants failed during...

Suspect identified Monday arrested in connection to mass shooting in downtown Austin

Suspect identified Monday arrested in connection to mass shooting in downtown Austin

Sheryl‌ ‌Lawrence‌ ‌ June 24, 2021

CW: Discussions of gun violence, death. The suspect identified and charged on Tuesday morning for shooting and killing Douglas John Kantor in the mass shooting on Sixth Street was arrested Thursday...

UT studies show Hurricane Maria’s continued impact on Puerto Rico

UT studies show Hurricane Maria’s continued impact on Puerto Rico

Kevin Vu June 17, 2021

UT faculty are examining the causes and effects of the 2017 Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico through a series of studies and are calling for better preparation for future storms intensified by climate change...

UT-Austin President Hartzell announces new position, budget changes

UT-Austin President Hartzell announces new position, budget changes

Kaushiki Roy, News Reporter June 17, 2021

President Jay Hartzell sent a university-wide email detailing upcoming budget changes and a new position to address “societal challenges” Tuesday. Changes will include merit-based salary raises...

Students react to UT’s full capacity announcement

Students react to UT’s full capacity announcement

Kaushiki Roy, News Reporter June 17, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the June 14 flipbook. UT announced plans to reopen at full capacity indoors beginning August 16 in an internal communications email students received...

UT professors say ‘critical race theory’ bill is harmful to students’ learning

UT professors say ‘critical race theory’ bill is harmful to students’ learning

Marisa Huerta June 17, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the June 14 flipbook. UT professors said a bill that would ban discussion of racial inequality in schools harms students’ education and social...

Mass shooting in downtown Austin: 12 injured, 1 deceased, 1 in critical condition

Mass shooting in downtown Austin: 12 injured, 1 deceased, 1 in critical condition

Sheryl Lawrence June 17, 2021

Content warning: This article contains graphic descriptions of gun violence and death. Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the June 14 flipbook. One person died and 13 people were...

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13 people injured after mass shooting in downtown Austin, 1 deceased, 1 in critical condition, 2 arrested

Sheryl Lawrence, News Reporter June 12, 2021

Content warning: This article contains discussions of gun violence and death. Update as of 11:00am Tuesday: The Austin Police Department identified and charged a third suspect with the murder of...

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UT Internal Communications provide plans for summer, fall 2021

Kevin Vu June 11, 2021

UT will return to 100% occupancy in classrooms and labs for the fall semester with the help of vaccinations and continued testing, according to an email from internal communications to the UT community...

UT maintains current study abroad policies through 2021

UT maintains current study abroad policies through 2021

Kaushiki Roy June 11, 2021

UTs Education Abroad department plans to keep its COVID-19 regulations in place through the end of 2021, according to director Heather Thompson. After the global study abroad program restarted in February,...

UT-Austin study helps City of Austin provide support for homeless population during COVID-19

UT-Austin study helps City of Austin provide support for homeless population during COVID-19

Kevin Vu June 10, 2021

UT-Austin’s COVID-19 Modeling Consortium developed a calculation for the number of isolation beds the city would need for people experiencing homelessness in an epidemic through a study published May...