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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

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Dell Seton Medical Center went on lockdown Friday after perpetrators fled from police chase into hospital

Hope Unger, News Reporter June 30, 2022

Dell Seton Medical Center went into lockdown last Friday after an individual in a vehicle discharged a firearm around 53rd Street and Airport Boulevard and then traveled south toward downtown Austin, ultimately...

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UT System approves $16.5M in funding for student mental health, safety services

Leila Saidane, News Reporter June 30, 2022

On Tuesday, the University of Texas System Board of Regents approved the allocation of $16.5 million toward student mental health, student safety and alcohol education for all 13 UT System institutions...

West Campus standoff suspect charged with 5 cases of aggravated assault

West Campus standoff suspect charged with 5 cases of aggravated assault

Hope Unger, News Reporter June 28, 2022

Austin Police officers responded to reports of a non-UT student pointing a gun at a student on the 2400 block of Pearl Street at around 2:18 a.m. on June 17, which later led to a standoff with police at...

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Austin City Council unanimously passes resolution in support of livable wages for city employees

Morgan Severson, News Reporter June 27, 2022

City employees could have their pay increased to $22 an hour in the fall following a unanimous decision by the Austin City Council to raise the minimum wage for city employees on June 16.  The resolution,...

Newly discovered river belt rule helps scientists analyze ancient, extraterrestrial rivers

Newly discovered river belt rule helps scientists analyze ancient, extraterrestrial rivers

Leila Saidane, News Reporter June 27, 2022

New findings by UT researchers may help scientists identify the geometry and patterns of dried-up ancient rivers, such as the 3.5 billion-year-old rivers that once flowed on Mars, and provide insight for...

34-year-long bacterial experiment comes to UT-Austin

34-year-long bacterial experiment comes to UT-Austin

Rylie Lillibridge, News Reporter June 27, 2022

A 34-year-long experiment on E. Coli to understand how bacteria grow, reproduce and develop new traits found a new home at UT on June 21.  Originally founded by Richard Lenski at the University of...

Protesters in Austin, Texas on June 24, 2022 after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.

How to receive abortion care in Texas post-Roe v. Wade

Leila Saidane, News Reporter June 27, 2022

Many Texas clinics have halted pregnancy termination services since the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade on Friday. When abortion-ban “trigger laws” take effect, the nearest legal...

City of Austin, Travis County to seek decriminalization of abortion amid impending Texas ‘trigger law’ following the overturn of Roe v. Wade

City of Austin, Travis County to seek decriminalization of abortion amid impending Texas ‘trigger law’ following the overturn of Roe v. Wade

Morgan Severson, News Reporter June 27, 2022

Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, José Garza, Travis County district attorney, said in a press conference Monday that his office will “not criminalize personal healthcare...

Gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke speaks to the Pan American Neighborhood Park crowd on June 26, 2022. O’Rourke held a rally for reproductive rights in response to SCOTUS’ decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Beto O’Rourke, Texas democrats call for abortion rights at rally in East Austin

Claire Stevens, News Reporter June 27, 2022

Gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke called for a restoration of the right to abortion in Texas, along with other state and local Democratic candidates and leaders from abortion advocacy organizations,...

‘We are regressing’: Students join protests following overturn of Roe v. Wade

‘We are regressing’: Students join protests following overturn of Roe v. Wade

Claire Stevens and Hope Unger June 27, 2022

When Rachel Marquez heard that Roe v. Wade had been overturned on Friday, she cried.  “It was just surreal to me that women have fewer rights over the control of their own body than guns right now,”...

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UT-Austin study finds Supreme Court is more conservative than 75% of public

Madeline Duncan, News Reporter June 26, 2022

The United States Supreme Court is more conservative than 75% of Americans, according to research from a UT professor.  Stephen Jessee, an associate government professor, led a decade-long study that...

Colonialism produces gaps in scientific understanding of Caribbean, researchers find

Colonialism produces gaps in scientific understanding of Caribbean, researchers find

Leila Saidane, News Reporter June 26, 2022

The Caribbean is a region recognized for its rich biodiversity, but the long-standing legacy of colonialism continues to create gaps in scientists’ understanding of the area’s natural history. This...

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