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

Austin-Travis County Sobering Center expands program’s scope

Austin-Travis County Sobering Center expands program’s scope

Sophie Ryland, News Reporter October 25, 2021
The center, which opened in 2018, serves as a safe space for people under the influence of drugs or alcohol as an alternative to jail or hospitalization.
Trombone professor receives UT System Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award

Trombone professor receives UT System Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award

Fernanda Figueroa, News Reporter October 25, 2021
Professor of trombone Nathaniel Brickens is one of two professors at UT to receive the award this semester.
LBJ Presidential Library reopens again after shutting down due to COVID-19 resurgence over summer

LBJ Presidential Library reopens again after shutting down due to COVID-19 resurgence over summer

Itza Martinez, News Reporter October 25, 2021

The LBJ Presidential Library reopened to the general public last week after it closed in early August due to rising COVID-19 cases.  The library, a federal building, is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5...

Students hope UT will improve living conditions at DobieTwenty21 apartments since purchasing the center

Students hope UT will improve living conditions at DobieTwenty21 apartments since purchasing the center

Kaushiki Roy, News Reporter October 25, 2021
Some students hope the University will improve the building’s infrastructure now that UT has acquired it. 
ACL results in few COVID-19 cases

ACL results in few COVID-19 cases

Kevin Vu, News Reporter October 25, 2021
Even though thousands of people attended ACL over its two weekends at the beginning of October, Austin health officials said 36 COVID-19 cases were attributed to the festival.
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UT professors say Texas Legislature should do more to improve power grid structure reliability

Marisa Huerta, News Reporter October 22, 2021
Senate Bill 3 requires the Texas Railroad Commission to finalize rules for weatherization upgrades among state industries such as natural gas, oil and electricity.
UT announces extended merchandise agreement with Fanatics, HanesBrands

UT announces extended merchandise agreement with Fanatics, HanesBrands

Katy Nelson, News Reporter October 21, 2021

UT will sell new Longhorn apparel and open a flagship retail store on campus through a partnership with major retailers. On Oct. 7 UT announced the extension of their partnership with clothing company...

Graduate school to build new graduate-only housing in East Campus

Graduate school to build new graduate-only housing in East Campus

Kaushiki Roy, News Reporter October 20, 2021

When international graduate student Mariagracia Rodriguez first came to UT last year to pursue her degree, she said the hardest part of adjusting to a new country was not the academic structure but finding...

UT students help Austin animal shelter solve over-intake problem

UT students help Austin animal shelter solve over-intake problem

Henry Hays, News Reporter October 19, 2021

Five UT students partnered with the Austin Animal Center to help identify and solve the shelter’s capacity problems and inform people on what to do when they find a stray animal. The students are...

UT students say HEERF funding is crucial for those facing financial insecurity during pandemic

UT students say HEERF funding is crucial for those facing financial insecurity during pandemic

Marisa Huerta, News Reporter October 19, 2021
Over 35,000 students received funds through block grants upon meeting the FAFSA criteria, while other students received funds by applying and demonstrating financial need.
UT creates new dual degree program combining business, computer, electrical engineering

UT creates new dual degree program combining business, computer, electrical engineering

Joelle DiPaolo, News Reporter October 19, 2021

Students can apply for a new honors dual-degree program that combines business, electrical and computer engineering for fall 2022. The Texas Honors Electrical and Computer Engineering and Business program,...

UT research shows efficiency of social distancing policies during COVID-19 pandemic

UT research shows efficiency of social distancing policies during COVID-19 pandemic

Katy Nelson, News Reporter October 18, 2021

A UT researcher found the U.S. did not maintain strong enough social distancing policies in 2020 to prevent long-term COVID-19 spread due to disagreements between states on virus precautions in a collaborative...