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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

Pro-Palestine UT students say roundtable discussing Israel, Palestine conflict spread misinformation

Pro-Palestine UT students say roundtable discussing Israel, Palestine conflict spread misinformation

Joelle DiPaolo September 27, 2021

Current and former UT faculty members discussed the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine and their role as academics at a roundtable conversation Thursday. Some UT students said the discussion...

UT professors continue to enforce seating charts despite COVID-19 exposure notification changes

UT professors continue to enforce seating charts despite COVID-19 exposure notification changes

Kevin Vu September 26, 2021

Professors say they will continue to enforce seating charts as part of contact tracing efforts even though the University is scaling back exposure notifications. University Health Services announced...

UT researchers create new method to capture lithium that could help meet demand for electric cars

UT researchers create new method to capture lithium that could help meet demand for electric cars

Fernanda Figueroa September 26, 2021

UT doctoral students are part of a team developing a new method of lithium extraction, which could help meet high demand for the element and reduce its cost.   Lithium, which is used to power electronics,...

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HBCU presidents speak on race, equity in higher education

Kevin Vu, News Reporter September 25, 2021

Historically Black higher education administrators spoke Saturday morning during the Texas Tribune Festival about the effects of the pandemic and racial unrest on historically Black colleges and universities The...

UT President Jay Hartzell vows to increase UT’s ranking, promote diversity at State of the University Address

UT President Jay Hartzell vows to increase UT’s ranking, promote diversity at State of the University Address

Kaushiki Roy, News Reporter September 24, 2021
During his speech, Hartzell spoke about UT’s COVID-19 response, plans to increase STEM research and diversity initiatives. 
Students protest UT COVID-19 policies at Hartzell’s inauguration ceremony

Students protest UT COVID-19 policies at Hartzell’s inauguration ceremony

Katy Nelson, News Reporter September 24, 2021
Dozens of students from campus organizations such as [email protected], Young Democratic Socialists of America, Cops Off Campus, the Black Graduate Student Association at UT Austin and the Texas State Employees Union, lined up outside the steps of the Tower, saying Hartzell has not played a leadership role in ensuring students’ and workers’ safety or listened to student leaders’ requests.  
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Texas education leaders say COVID-19 has altered higher education standards, delivery

Tori Duff, News Reporter September 24, 2021

The pandemic has sparked new innovations and mentalities around how Texas approaches higher education, state education experts said during a virtual event Friday. As part of this year's Texas Tribune...

UT-Austin Deaf Center receives $20 million grant to support students

UT-Austin Deaf Center receives $20 million grant to support students

Jessica Harden September 23, 2021

UT’s National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes received a $20 million federal grant renewal in August to continue its work on enhancing long-lasting accessibility solutions for deaf students across...

UT-Austin ranked among top ten best public universities in nation

UT-Austin ranked among top ten best public universities in nation

Itza Martinez, News Reporter September 23, 2021

UT tied for tenth best public national university and was ranked 38 among all national  universities by the 2022 U.S. News & World Report college rankings.  The University was ranked on several...

UT-Austin geophysicists partner with city of Austin on lake initiative

UT-Austin geophysicists partner with city of Austin on lake initiative

Leena Alali, News Reporter September 23, 2021

The UT Institute for Geophysics started a partnership with the city of Austin on Sept. 7 to create 3D images of lakes in Austin, which the city will use to study water quality and algae.  Researchers...

UT-Austin community members say new John Chase building is a step in the right direction

UT-Austin community members say new John Chase building is a step in the right direction

Marisa Huerta, News Reporter September 21, 2021

A historic building designed by Texas’s first licensed Black architect, John S. Chase, will open to serve the Black UT-Austin community following a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday. Chase attended...

UT-Austin freshman creates firefighter-helper robot

UT-Austin freshman creates firefighter-helper robot

Leila Saidane, News Reporter September 21, 2021

The idea for FireBot, a 20-pound heat-insulated steel robot, came to Siddharth Thakur four years ago after he heard about the death of a local firefighter. The electrical engineering freshman, said...