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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

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...

ACL festival rewards free wristbands through vaccine incentive programs

ACL festival rewards free wristbands through vaccine incentive programs

Hope Unger, News Reporter September 21, 2021
The purpose of the incentive program is to reduce vaccine hesitancy and increase the vaccination rate in Central Texas.
Some professors plan to continue hybrid models throughout semester

Some professors plan to continue hybrid models throughout semester

Kevin Vu September 21, 2021

Editor's Note: This first appeared in the September 17 flipbook issue.  As the University plans to shift most classes back in person next week, some UT professors still plan to offer hybrid models. Some...

UT experts say segregated bathroom sign discovered in Battle Hall should be preserved

UT experts say segregated bathroom sign discovered in Battle Hall should be preserved

Marisa Huerta September 21, 2021

Editor's Note: This first appeared in the September 17 flipbook issue.  UT experts said a handwritten sign discovered in a University library, which reads “Whites only,” can help confront the University’s...

UT partners with Space Force

UT partners with Space Force

Kaushiki Roy September 21, 2021

Editor's Note: This first appeared in the September 17 flipbook issue.  UT researchers are working on aerospace technology to make space missions more efficient  and prevent the possibility of space...

Students worried COVID cases will rise after football games, data says differently

Students worried COVID cases will rise after football games, data says differently

Lauren Nelson September 21, 2021

Editor's Note: This first appeared in the September 17 flipbook issue.  After over 91,000 thousand people attended UT’s first home football game nearly two weeks ago, some UT students worried COVID-19...

UT-Austin freshman admission numbers maintain steady growth rate throughout pandemic

UT-Austin freshman admission numbers maintain steady growth rate throughout pandemic

Kaushiki Roy September 21, 2021

UT maintained steady growth in fall undergraduate admissions throughout the pandemic and saw overall student diversity increase in the past decade.  The University admitted 18,994 students in fall...

New robotics program focuses on ethics of artificial intelligence

New robotics program focuses on ethics of artificial intelligence

Katy Nelson September 20, 2021

Through a new program starting next fall, UT students will create the next generation of accessible robots designed for the average person.   The new robotics program, called the Convergent, Responsible,...