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

Broken ice cream machine in Kinsolving Dining Hall causes frustration among students

Broken ice cream machine in Kinsolving Dining Hall causes frustration among students

Itza Martinez, News Reporter October 13, 2021

The ice cream machine in Kinsolving Dining Hall could start working again as early as next week after being out of service all semester, said Mynor Rivera, director of dining operations.  Students...

UT researchers develop hydrogel tablet to purify water in under an hour

UT researchers develop hydrogel tablet to purify water in under an hour

Kaushiki Roy, News Reporter October 12, 2021
Materials science and engineering graduate student Youhong Guo, the lead author of the research paper, said research to develop the tablet took about one year after her group began studying water purification in 2020. 
UT researchers work to understand digital misinformation in BIPOC communities

UT researchers work to understand digital misinformation in BIPOC communities

Kevin Vu, Ubah Moallim, News Reporters October 12, 2021

UT-Austin researchers are studying how communities of color engage with information online in order to help combat misinformation. Researchers from the University teamed up with the University of Washington,...

People dont know Im struggling: UT Health Austin helps those still afflicted by COVID symptoms

‘People don’t know I’m struggling’: UT Health Austin helps those still afflicted by COVID symptoms

Sophie Ryland October 11, 2021

When Bailey Guinessey contracted COVID-19 in December, she did not anticipate still dealing with symptoms 10 months later.  International business sophomore Guinessey suffers from post-acute sequelae...

UT-Austin School of Undergraduate Studies to get rid of undeclared major, creates new internal transfer application

UT-Austin School of Undergraduate Studies to get rid of undeclared major, creates new internal transfer application

Joelle DiPaolo October 10, 2021

The School of Undergraduate Studies will no longer accept new applicants starting fall 2022 and created a centralized internal transfer application for spring 2022.   Beginning in fall 2022, all incoming...

University Health Services expands walk-up COVID-19 testing on campus

University Health Services expands walk-up COVID-19 testing on campus

Henry Hays October 10, 2021

University Health Services introduced roving proactive community testing sites Sept. 22, which provide walk-up COVID-19 tests on campus and results within hours.  The roving sites rotate through various...

On-campus reports of burglary, motor theft, domestic violence increase, crime reporting may have also risen

On-campus reports of burglary, motor theft, domestic violence increase, crime reporting may have also risen

Tori Duff October 8, 2021

Reported incidents of domestic violence have doubled in 2020, according to the 2021 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report released last week. On-campus reports of domestic violence increased from four...

Activists around Texas protest restrictive abortion bill

Activists around Texas protest restrictive abortion bill

Kaushiki Roy, News Reporter October 8, 2021
People from around the country gathered at the Texas Capitol on Oct. 2 to protest the restrictive abortion law that went into effect on Sept. 1. But the fight for women’s rights has marched on for decades.
Some students live with emotional support animals in dorms to help with mental health struggles

Some students live with emotional support animals in dorms to help with mental health struggles

Henry Hays October 7, 2021

Editor’s Note: This article first appeared as part of the October 1 flipbook. Hedgehogs and cats are helping students in dormitories get out of bed in the morning and face the day during the pandemic.  College...

Student Government passes carbon neutrality joint resolution

Student Government passes carbon neutrality joint resolution

Lauren Abel October 7, 2021

Editor’s Note: This article first appeared as part of the October 1 flipbook. Last Tuesday, Student Government passed a joint resolution calling for a University carbon neutrality deadline of 2033.  The...

Students celebrate city approval of Austin Climate Equality Plan

Students celebrate city approval of Austin Climate Equality Plan

Marisa Huerta October 7, 2021

Editor’s Note: This article first appeared as part of the October 1 flipbook. UT students and other community members gathered outside City Hall on Thursday to celebrate City Council’s approval...

Waterloo Park reopens to public after decade of closure

Waterloo Park reopens to public after decade of closure

Koshik Mahapatra October 7, 2021

Editor’s Note: This article first appeared as part of the October 1 flipbook. Visitors can now come to the newly reimagined Waterloo Park, which reopened in August for the first time in a decade as...